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Lake Tahoe Terrain Parks & Features

Lake Tahoe Terrain Parks & Features

Skiing & Riding Lake Tahoe Parks
North Shore — South Shore ]
This Guide to Lake Tahoe Terrain Parks is under development.
Be sure to check back for more ski resort listings as we work to include all terrain parks available in Lake Tahoe.

North Lake Tahoe Terrain Parks

Boreal Mountain Resort – All-Mountain Terrain Park

Boreal Mountain Resort opened Northern California’s first and only all-mountain terrain park for the 05/06 winter season. The Resort boasts terrain parks consisting of 100 rails, jumps and funboxes for every ability. With a new Zaugg pipe cutter, Boreal will feature a 450-foot long superpipe, located off the Accelerator Express Quad Chair on the Race Course run. Boreal’s superpipe will be in-ground, offering an earlier target opening and a permanent foundation. In addition, Boreal has added two new grooming machines to the parks, 50 rails, 50 snow features and extensive staffing. The all-mountain terrain park will offer features from every lift at the resort, day and night. Boreal will be the only Northern California ski and snowboard resort to dedicate every run to park riders. In 1992, Boreal was one of two resorts to offer a public terrain park in the country. “It’s time to get back to our roots and take park riding at Tahoe to a higher level” said General Manager, Matt Janney.Andy Finch, recent Winter X Games second place winner of the men’s snowboard superpipe competition recently commented on Boreal’s new addition. “I’m stoked Boreal is bringing in the big 18.5 Zaugg, it’s the best cutter with the smoothest tranies.” Finch has trained at Boreal over the years. “This park is a dream come true for every park rider, said internationally known pro snowboarder David Benedek, and producer of 91 Words For Snow, one of the biggest snowboard films, which premiered in November, 2005.

While Boreal will offer terrain features from the resort’s 9 chairlifts, traditional downhill terrain will be available at the resort for guests looking to ski and snowboard on groomed trails. Boreal offers an extensive beginner program which too will be outside of the terrain park flow. Boreal offers three sessions of beginner lessons a day, packages include a lift ticket, lesson and rental gear. While the parks may be the place to hone your skills, Boreal remains one of California’s best places to learn the sport, then learn to freeride and freeski in the parks from a dedicated staff of ski and snowboard instructors.

Boreal Mountain Resort is known for its accessibility, terrain parks, new indoor skate bowl, and innovative learning programs. The Resort is conveniently located 90 minutes from Sacramento, 3 hours from San Francisco, and 35 minutes from Reno.

Homewood Mountain Resort Terrain Parks

Homewood Mountain Resort presents four new terrain parks offering adventure for all ability levels. We have over 200 acres of parks with over 45 new features including boxes, rails, jumps, table tops and spines!! We recently unveiled the largest box in the Sierras, a 40 foot monster!Homewood’s North Side features 2 terrain parks. Upper Lakeview Park is our beginner park area for entry level freestyle riders, located at the top of the Madden chair. Typical features include small jumps, rails, and funbox. Lower Lakeview Park highlights advanced jib park features including great rails for the experienced rail rider, with terrific photo opportunities of the lake. Shredwood Forest Park focuses on your air skills for slightly higher ability levels. Typical features include a spine, 15 foot tabletops, 25-45 foot tables, hip jump, and large rollers.

Homewood’s South Side showcases two more terrific parks. Boardercross Course is an entry level boardercross race course. Good for all levels to sharpen their racing and jumping skills. Course features include rollers, 10 foot jump, hip jumps, and snow berms. El Capitan Park is Homewood Mountain’s premier park for advanced riders and home to the 40 foot Shmonster Box. Other great features might include a 20+ foot street rail, 35-45 foot tables, 15-20 foot flat bars, flat-down rails, up-flat-down rails, and a 30 foot “Fruit by the Foot” box rail.

Northstar-at-Tahoe Terrain Parks

Rated by Transworld Snowboarding as one of the top ten best parks and pipes in the 2006 resort poll, the park team at Northstar continues to deliver the goods. Acclaimed park designers Chris “Gunny” Gunnarson and Josh Chauvet of Snow Park Technologies, known for their work on the Winter X Games, Vans Tahoe Cup, and U.S. open Snowboarding Championships, have built six parks at Northstar with an amazing variety of jumps, hips, rails, and boxes, plus a halfpipe, and a 420-foot Superpipe.Northstar and Burton Snowboards introduced the first ever Burton Progression Park in the 05/06 season. This park, the only one of its kind on the west coast, allows riders to test gravity at their own pace with rails and fun boxes located inches off the snow, along with gentle rolling jumps that allow riders to get the feeling of air for the first time. The Burton Progression Park, located on Sidewinder, was created to help park goers progress in a non-intimidating environment.

In an effort to constantly evolve their parks, Northstar has introduced a new series of signature freestyle features, thanks to the collaboration between Northstar’s expert park and pipe design team, Snow Park Technologies, and select companies that have been chosen as Northstar’s partners. Current features include a 25-foot staircase feature by Matix Clothing, a gigantic 20’ wide by 8’ long DC Shoebox, an Amped 3 video game wallride and a crazy Dragon Optical octagon box. All of these features are located in the Moonshine and Pinball Parks.

Northstar-at-Tahoe offers something for everyone, featuring six Adventure Parks loaded with natural terrain features for kids of all ages. Each park is themed differently with colorful signs and animation. Don’t miss the Amped 3 Adventure Park loaded with big screen televisions with screen shots from the game and the Mine Shaft Adventure Parks with real log tunnels and ride on stacked log banks.

Squaw Valley USA Terrain Parks

All three of Squaw Valley’s terrain parks: BelmontRiviera, and Ford Mainline Park will be back and ready for action this season. In addition there will be a Family Fun Park, consisting of berms and rollers, that will be built skiers right of Links. Also the boarder cross course that can be accessed from the Belmont or High Camp lifts will take on more of a slopestyle format with the addition of rails and boxes. For some, the most important addition to our terrain parks this season is our new pipe machine. Squaw Valley is proud to announce the recent purchase of a technologically advanced pipe cutter which will be pivotal in improving the condition of Mainline Park’s Ford Free-Style Super Pipe and the perceived quality of our parks.Our parks are varied to cater to a range of park riding ability levels. With it’s smaller jumps, boxes, and rails Belmont is great for skiers and snowboarders who have recently begun riding park. For the more advanced park rats Riviera (“Riv”) is great for night riding and perfecting one’s skills before Mainline park opens later in the season. Riviera has two sets of medium sized jumps with two take offs for each, along with an assortment of rails and boxes. There is also a half pipe that is 225 feet long, with 10 foot walls. The opening of the “big” park, Mainline Park, is more exciting for many Squaw enthusiasts than a super sick powder day. The park boasts a state-of-the-art superpipe, an assortment of 24 to 52 foot boxes and rails, and a variety of medium and big jumps. Mainline Park is maintained so well that it remains perfectly film-worthy from the peak of the season to the slushy end. The new Zaugg pipe cutter is appropriately named the “Pipe Monster.” This high-tech machine was built with the intention of modernizing park maintenance by reducing working time under the gnarliest of weather conditions. The dimensions of the pipe machine were based on requirements for skiers, snowboarders and event organizers to ensure that professional demands are fully met. The Pipe Monster’s innovative technology will allow for a bigger and better kept pipe to be built and maintained throughout the season. This year our Super Pipe will boast 18 ½ foot walls at an 18 degree pitch, spanning 550 feet in length.

All parks are open daily and Riviera is open for night riding beginning December 16th from 4-9 pm. For those pipe masters who can’t wait for the super pipe, the Riviera pipe will be cut twice daily, once overnight and again in the afternoon just before night sessions. So, if you love riding park and have a soft spot in your heart for the pipe, you’ll want Squaw Valley USA on your list of terrain parks to visit this season.

South Lake Tahoe Terrain Parks

Heavenly High Roller Terrain Parks

Heavenly Mountain Resort offers skiers and riders four terrain parks and one super pipe all under the High Roller brand. The High Roller Parks are designed to help riders progress from beginner to expert, with features designed for each level. High Roller California is located off the Canyon chairlift on the California side and is for advanced riders. It is also the home for the South Shore Soldiers camp each spring. High Roller Super Pipe is located at the top of the Powderbowl chairlift on the California side, and the largest superpipe in the Tahoe Basin carved by a monster 22-foot Zaugg pipe cutter, one of only two in North America. High Roller Stateline is located off the Tamarack chairlift on the California/Nevada border. It features medium-sized hits, rails and fun boxes for the experienced rider. High roller Nightlife is Heavenly’s new nighttime terrain park, located off the World Cup chair at the California Lodge and open Thursday through Saturday, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. High Roller Nightlife will feature the quality hits, rails and funboxes that riders have come to expect from Heavenly’s High Roller Terrain Parks, along with frequent rail jam competitions and a DJ spinning tunes. Low Roller is Heavenly’s beginner park, located between Groove and Patsy’s chairlifts on the California side.

Sierra-at-Tahoe Terrain Parks & Pipes

Sierra boasts six terrain parks, a 485-foot superpipe and a world-class halfpipe. With a benchmark reputation for quality, Sierra’s terrain park manager, Scotty Ensminger, and his crew build and maintain some of Tahoe’s most innovative rails, boxes and jibs and continually change up the park designs so riders never see the same park twice. With input from none other than Chris “Gunny” Gunnarson and Josh Chauvet of Snow Park Technologies, Sierra’s expert design team continues to evolve Sierra’s parks and pipes helping to create a buzz heard around the lake.Sierra-at-Tahoe’s terrain parks offer a taste of the urban life with the resort’s version of city bus stops, appropriately called “Park Stops.” The Park Stops feature a covered bench with tools for adjusting bindings, mini trail maps highlighting Sierra-at-Tahoe’s park “circuit,” a sticker wall, and ski and snowboard magazines. Riders can rest and recharge for their next run in comfort and style.

To continue the trend of offering cutting edge freestyle terrain features, Sierra-at-Tahoe added a fleet of seven innovative rails and jibs to its parks. New features include: Two 15-foot straight rails; Two 15-foot straight boxes; One signature C-box; and Two large custom-designed boxes. Sierra’s parks are routinely mixed up for your riding pleasure and await your bag of tricks.

Lake Tahoe Terrain Parks & Features
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