The Run Down

Classic natural jump

Sterling liftline a.k.a. Exhibition, has a good number of sweet natural airs that are around as long as the trail is snowy enough to be open which is pretty much always.  The three pictures here are of an unknown (to me) skier at take-off, mid-air, and landing.  Home boy sent it! #smuggslove #sterlingliftline

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Terrain Parks Manager – Arlo Pouliot

Arlo is the new Terrain Parks Manager at Smuggs. He has been building and maintaining our six terrain parks for the last three years. Arlo likes to reach out to people and get new ideas for features to keep the parks interesting. Arlo and his crew get to the mountain at 4:00 am to start playing in the snow and working on the parks. It’s a lot of hard work…not only with the snow cat, but shovels and rakes play a huge part in the creation of the final product for your enjoyment. Arlo will also be contributing to the Terrain Parks Blog this winter to keep you updated on what’s new and how the parks are shaping up for the season. To learn more, read “Meet Arlo Pouliot”, where he is featured in the November issue of Snow Grooming Magazine

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Knight’s Revenge

img_2457This Fall’s annual inspection of Knight’s Revenge provided a challenge: a big spruce tree blew over and crushed an old feature. No sweat though it fell on one that needed to go. In the spirit of turning lemons into lemonade, we milled the log on site and created a few new features.

 
knightsrevengelogPictured here is the log before milling, and one of the new features.

To enjoy this new feature buy your season pass or badge before Halloween.

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Ah, the view

img_1350.jpgYou know, we need a nice sunrise view on the parks page .

 

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Molly Rail Jam

img_1247.jpgOne of favorite events went down today, the end of season Molly Rail Jam.  This benefit event is like a reunion.  It serves as the end of season event for the Northern VT USASA series as the athletes prepare for Nationals in Copper.  Pictured here is SNSC coach Kiah showing the style on a back lip slide.

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Jump sesh

img_1061.jpgBirch Run was really nice, especially in today’s sun.  I was out with Rob, Brendan, Dana, and Brianard today.  They were rockin’.
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Riglet Park

img_0816.jpgJust finished grooming the Burton learn to ride Riglet park for our youngest riders. This is a picture from the greeting area.

After finishing my shift I went down to see it in use.  The riders were using the berms to learn turning movements and rollers to learn up and down movement.

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Method Air

img_0806-1.jpgIn my opinion, the most legendary trick in the history of snowboarding: The Method Air.

Pictured here is snowboard instructor Will Romeo tweaking one out off one of the jumps in Birch Run.

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View from the rig

img_0680.jpgHere’s looking down at the Zone early this morning.  We were able to patch the landings up a bit this morning thanks to the new snow.  If you haven’t hit the Zone up yet, do so.  It’s a great way to end a run on Sterling.

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New set up in Birch Run

img_0664.jpgThe snowmaking yielded a new down rail setup and a table top

 

 

 

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