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USASA Slopestyle coming up

We will be hosting a Slopestyle comp in Birch Run next weekend.  In preparation for the event, we will be making snow in the park for a second table top.  So if you see some rails moving around, don’t sweat … Continue reading

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50/50 front 360 out

Here’s a nice slow motion shot of my ole buddy Nate today.  Hitting a front 360 of a rail is way more technical than doing one on a trail because off the rail you don’t get an edge to push … Continue reading

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Saturday action

A new flat box just got put in at the top of the park.  It goes well as a progressional option to the flat bar next to it. Thanks to the riders here who had no problem being pictured here. … Continue reading

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Frontside 50/50

What’s a 50/50?  It’s when you hit a rail straight on and slide it straight. What makes it frontside?  It’s all in the approach.  For a snowboarder it means the rail was in front of me, or in this case … Continue reading

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Fresh Groomed

We have had some sub par weather this season, but every morning the park crew goes out reshapes, retunes and gets the park back up to top condition. With snow in the forecast things should soften back up and Birch … Continue reading

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Knights Revenge Open from Link!

We opened the lower part of Knights Revenge today!  This half is lower angle and holds snow better.  It’s also where the new log jibs are.  Pictured here is Danielle hitting the log pile.

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Wall rides in the woods too

Yesterday I took a few laps on Sterling and lapped through Birch Run. The new Wall ride set-up at the bottom is super cool because it’s hittable a few different ways. Well that got me thinking: how are the wall … Continue reading

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Wall Ride

We have a total of 14 features in Birch Run including a medium table table top jump. Our new wall ride was fitted yesterday and is ready to test your creativity and skill. It is set for multiple uses including … Continue reading

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Night School for Jibbin’

Each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday night, SSU holds the Night School for Jibbing on Sir Henry’s.  This program, started by Tom Ference years ago has been very successful for introducing beginner to intermediate freestyle to skiers & riders. This past … Continue reading

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Birch Run is back to life!

What a difference a week makes!  By Monday this week, we were riding all open trails on Sterling, and now Madonna is open too.  Birch Run has made a come back as well thanks to our dedicated Park Staff. Pictured … Continue reading

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