Check out the edit from the Rails For Ryan Jam last Friday! This event was a big hit, raising lots of money for the Flyin’ Ryan Foundation. Thanks to GnarBear for building some great features and thanks to all who came out!
Thanks to everyone who battled the cold and came out last night to support the Flyin’ Ryan Foundation. Whether you came out to slay the rail setup or just to watch, you are awesome and that was fun! Big shout outs to DJ Rekkon, Alpine Shop, and of course, GnarBear for bringing some sweet new rails out for the evening. Pics/video are on the way. Who wants to do that again sometime soon?
There is a change in location for the Gravity Control Rail Jam today. As a result of all the excitement we have received about The Zone, we have moved the location of today’s rail jam over there! Registration still begins at 10:00 in the Base Lodge. Come on out and compete for prizes or just swing thru to watch– it is sure to be a good time!
Mike and Rick have been working hard building new features for the zone, tearing them down, rebuilding, and shaping things up. Basically, they want it to rank high on the awesome scale. Things to look for: flat down flat rail, down flat down box, snow bowl, his/hers jumps (come hit them to see how big), big fat snowpipe feature, c-box, s-box, flat down bar, down bar. The rest you will have to see for yourself! Opening this weekend! Also, don’t forget: Gravity Control rail jam is this weekend from 12-2 in front of the Base Lodge. Registration is from 10 to 11 in the Base Lodge and the cost is 20 bucks! Come win some stuff! Check out the video from last year’s rail jam here.
A couple of pics of Mike and Rick laying out this year’s Zone, which is due to open for this weekend. It’s looking awesome!
Log Jam opened a few days ago. Riglet Park a few days before that. Night School for Jibbing has been going off every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday. That leaves us with Prohibition Park and The Zone. Good news…all the whales in The Zone have been pushed out and the park will be built tomorrow! Keep an eye on Sterling lift rider’s right to see what’s going on and keep an ear out for the relaxing sound of a turbo diesel snowcat! What a great sound that is.
Also, we are stoked to announce a new rail jam that’s coming to Smuggs this year. In addition to the Slopeside Rail Jam, we will be hosting a nighttime jam outside the Baselodge! Rails for Ryan, presented by Gnar Bear is going down on Friday, January 25th at 6:00 pm. Join us at the Madonna/Sterling Base Lodge for an evening rail jam under the lights. Entry is free, with a suggested $5 donation to benefit the Flyin Ryan Foundation. Compete or just join us for a good time. Schwag and other prizes will be awarded to those who step up and really throw down. Registration will be starting at 5:00 pm at the Base Lodge! This is sure to be a hit so tell everyone you know!
2012 was certainly a year full of ups and downs. Spring of 2012 will definitely be remembered for its epic corn snow, very similar to the corn snows of ’98. Then there was the great November 30th dump, and of course the fact that the mountain is going off right now. But what about the parks? We want to hear from you. What was your favorite Smuggs Park Feature of 2012?