Carinthia is the only all-park mountain face in the eastern United States and encompasses 100 total acres of terrain with eight different terrain parks ranging in size from small features to extra-large features, plus a 400+-foot superpipe with 18-foot walls. With almost 150 different terrain park features at his disposal – all custom-built at Mount Snow - freestyle terrain manager Day Franzen and his crew of park rangers spend the winter reshaping, rebuilding, and refreshing this unique freestyle playground.
The freestyle movement began at Mount Snow back in 1992 when Un Blanco Gulch opened as the first terrain park the East Coast had ever seen. Since then, the resort has maintained its commitment to offering innovative freestyle terrain, culminating in 2008 when officials decided to dedicate the entire mountain face of Carinthia to terrain parks. Inferno, Carinthia’s extra-large-feature terrain park, is the only park on the planet to have hosted both a Winter X-Games and Winter Dew Tour slopestyle event.
New for this season, Carinthia is introducing a terrain park called The Farm. “A lot of terrain parks are going urban, but with The Farm we’re going rural,” Franzen says. The features in this new park will be modeled after things commonly seen all over the Green Mountain State like barns, sap buckets, horse trailers, and maybe even a tractor, all of which will be rideable.
For more information about Carinthia Parks visit www.carinthiaparks.com.