Park Report: Northstar 11/30/2011

Today I got a chance to head up to Northstar for some morning riding and it was awesome. Altough it was a little windy up top, there was hardly anyone there and the snow was really good. Since my last park report, Northstar has done a good job at switching up the set-up and putting in some bigger sized features.

The only park they currently have is still located on Pinball. The beginning of the run starts with the same 4 foot flat box. Following this, is a triple barrel 4 foot flat rail which flows into an eight foot down box. The down box is perfect for trying 270’s on if you have never done one before. The next feature in the park is a square 10 foot flat bar. This is a fun rail, but I just wish it was a little bit longer. After this, comes a 15 foot flat box that is set-up skate style, with no jump on, and then the top section of the park concludes with an eight foot step-down jump.

The middle section of the park begins with a 10 foot down box. Once again, this feature is fun, but could be a little longer. Following this, is a ten foot up box and a 20 foot down circle rail. The down rail is currently one of my favorite features in the park and is set-up really well.

The bottom section of the park features a down flat box, follwed by a 10 foot slightly up lift tower tube. The lift tower tube is extremely smooth to the point where it doesn’t even feel like you are on metal. The next feature is an option of a barrel bonk or a flat rail stall. Finally, the park ends with a 10 foot dance floor box, followed by a small square down rail.

Overall, I am very happy with the changes Northstar did with thier park. The new features that they added make this park a lot more fun than it was before. Now if only we could get a real sized jump up then I would be stoked! So let’s all do our snow dances and pray for some precipitation to come to Tahoe!

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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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