Monday, October 15, 2012

After Ten Seasons Cranmore Mountain’s Terrain Parks Have a New Focus.




      
Getting ready to tune up a box.
      For the upcoming 2012-2013 winter season Cranmore Mountain Resort’s terrain parks are taking on a new exciting look and fresh focus. After ten seasons of the Darkside theme, Cranmore is revamping everything to a comic book/retro movie motif theme that includes a bright color scheme. On top of the theme changes, Cranmore’s terrain park crew will be diligently building the mountain’s first skier/boarder cross, which will be the only one of its kind in the whole state of New Hampshire.

Cranmore’s terrain parks are also going to more family focused.  “Our demographics over the past few seasons showed us what features were being used by our skiers and riders, and most of the time that was the beginner and intermediate terrain park features. Last year especially The Darkside was hardly touched, that’s when we got the idea to revamp everything and change our focus.” explained Ryan MacCallum, Cranmore’s terrain park supervisor. “The plan is to transition all park features to be 80 percent beginner-to-intermediate friendly, 20% advanced.”

One of the boxes getting a fresh paint job.
There will be a total of 5 terrain parks including the new skier/border cross opposed to 3 terrain parks that were at Cranmore last year. Along with the 5 terrain parks come 5 new movie motif terrain park names; they include The Matinee, The Director’s Cut, The Reel, The Double Feature Skier/Boarder Cross and The Double Feature Progression Park. The Director’s Cut terrain park will keep former fans of the Darkside pleasantly pleased. MacCallum states “Though there will be less advanced features than years past, the features we will have will be as big, solid and good as they have been previously.” 

Comic Book Inspired Wallride.
Cramore is having two new events this year. On January 26th, we will be having our first ever skier/rider cross competition where competitors can vie for multiple prizes. Also on February 23rd we'll be having our Retro Fest Rail Jam, so dig out the most vintage equipment and attire for this park event. Special prizes go to those in the best retro attire. Then on March 24th Cranarchy returns for an all-day, season ending park event which offers an informal jam session and free barbecue for skiers and riders. Whether you are a seasoned park rat or a young grom you'll be able to find something in Cranmore's 5 terrain parks to satisfy your freestyle needs.




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