Snow Park Technologies Goes Down Under
SAM Magazine - Queenstown, New Zealand, March 12, 2007 - American park and pipe jauggernaught Snow Park Technologies has been tapped to redesign the park and pipe offerings at New Zealand's The Remarkables resort.
The company, which became a wholly owned subsidiary of Booth Creek Ski Holdings in 2003, is one of the premiere park builders and consultancies in the world, with projects around the globe. The company also is very active in creating special features for events that range from the Winter X Games to the Vans Cup.
For the New Zealand project, Snow Park Technologies is utilizing a combination of earthworks and well as traditional rails to improve the park offerings at The Remarkables. The new park will feature two 30m wide, benched jump and rail lines, which are effectively twice the size of last year's Up & Go Terrain Park.
The redesigned terrain park promises improved intermediate and advanced lines with easier shaping that requires less snow, thus ensuring top line jumps from the start of the season. Eleven new automated snowmaking guns are also being installed in the terrain park to guarantee good park conditions. A new Pisten Bully PB600 snow groomer to complement the existing fleet of modern PB300 Winch and Park Bullies will ensure the park is consistently shaped and groomed to a high quality.
"It's exciting to see this area used to its full potential," says Ski Area Manager for The Remarkables Hamish McCrostie. "We attract a young and active group of riders and skiers at The Remarkables and we aim to cater for this loyal market as much as possible. The new terrain park will also provide a fantastic venue for events and competitions during the 2007 winter season."
The Remarkables is scheduled to open on June 23. \