New Change in the Set-up at Boreal

Today I got a chance to ski for a few hours at Boreal in the morning before my heal piece broke. Even with the little snow that Boreal is working with, they were able to change the park set-up. I have to give credit to Boreal for really working hard this pre-season at keeping their park set-up fresh and maintained well before any of the other mountains in Tahoe have even opened. It is crucial that resorts keep changing their parks so that their customers don’t get bored with the old set-up and Boreal is doing a great job at this.

The set-up  has changed on the upper-section of the park only. They got rid of the wrecking ball on the skiers right and moved the lift tower tube up in it’s place. The lift tower tube is set-up really nicely now because it is out of the snow and has a good lip on. After this feature, you have the option of hitting the small down flat circle rail or a flat down box. Next they moved the 25 foot round down rail up and placed it is a flat rail. I like this rail as a flat, but if you clean the whole rail it is really easy to clear the landing which can be painful on the knees. The bottom section still remains the same with the option of a 10 foot jump, which they have improved, or my favorite feature, the round down flat down rail. After this, there is a slanted-box wall ride and the half dome with a flat top for taps and bonks.

On the skiers left hand, the park begins with the same option of an up box or a square down rail. After this they added a new tire tap followed by a really unique set-up of the dog house with a pole jam option. I like the way that they have the dog-house set-up now because there are so many different ways that you can approach it allowing you to get creative. Following this feature, there is a metal corrugated quarter-pipe spine that flows into a feature that I cannot put into words. After this, you can either gain speed for the jump or head right towards the down-flat-down rail.

Also in addition to the new set-up, Boreal has added in a beginner park. Therefore, if you are just learning how to ride park then Boreal has something that you can have fun on as well. Overall, I am glad to see Boreal is really working hard this year at creating the best park possible with the little amount of snow they are working with. Lucky for us, snow is in the forecast for the weekend so keep your fingers crossed and pray to the snow gods!

Please feel free to share your thoughts and comments on the new set-up!


About jedidiahkravitz

I am a full-time student at the University of Nevada, Reno where I study my passion of entrepreneurship and management. I hope to take this passion and mix it with my knowledge of skiing in order to create a business of my own within the freestyle ski industry.

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