Dec 1, 2014 | Marmot, Winter 2014

Terrain Park Gets A Facelift

All eyes are on the Terrain Park at Mount Washington Alpine Resort this winter with a new partner and the addition of a 24-foot ‘Super Tubby Tank’.

“The Terrain Park has been rebranded and revitalized,” a Resort spokesperson said The team at Rockstar Energy Drink has been working with Mount Washington’s Terrain Park crew over the last couple of months to give the Park a new look and new features.

The Tubby Tank, which isn’t a tank at all, but a cigar-shaped steel feature, was designed by Snow Park Solutions and is used by skiers and boarders for a jib.

It’s definitely going to be the most talked about feature of the Terrain Park this winter.

New Rockstar Park Events, additional rails and improved flow will all be a major focus for the Park this winter, and improvements will continue over the next three years.

Crews are always tweaking and sculpting the snowpack in the Terrain Park, so the Resort last year invested in a specific grooming Cat designed to push up snow features and build jumps.

The Resort has also partnered with Vancouver Island Brewery to supply beer to the various eating establishments at Mount Washington, and create a new brew exclusively for the Resort.

“These new partnerships will increase the amount of promotions and events taking place at Mount Washington,” explains Don Sharpe, Director of Business Operations and Marketing.

“From new beer to a rebranded Terrain Park with new features, we’re very excited to be working with these new partners.”

Mountain staff is looking forward to another season with the Tubing Park in its new location.

The Tubing Park was relocated closer to the Alpine Lodge last season, the lanes increased from three to five and a covered Magic Carpet set up to move people from the bottom of the ride to the top.

The Mountain Tek building has been repurposed for the winter. One half of the building will be used for high-performance demos, boot fitting and ski and snowboard repair services.

The other half of the building will be the Snow School Performance Centre, where one can book intermediate or higher private or group lessons. Beginners and school groups will still use the Learning Centre and for rentals too.

The switch is designed to streamline services, especially when there are large groups going to the Learning Centre.

The higher-end product that had previously been available at Mountain Tek will be moved to Altitude Sport and Goods inside the Alpine Lodge.

New this year on the ticketing side is the $10 upgrade, allowing people to upgrade their day pass to take advantage of the tube park or night skiing.

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