Nashoba Valley Ski Area’s Terrain Park Director, Keith Kreischer, designed the “Down The Drain” with a unique “street-style” design, a 6-foot tall wall in the center, a black corrugated pipe cliff drop off, and a 16-foot ledge box surrounding each side of the center wall.
The “Down the Drain” design offers skiers and snowboarders a myriad of options. Each of the 16-foot ledge boxes directs the terrain park skier and snowboarder to a jump line or rail line further down the trail. Offering three choices in one feature allows users to express their creativity on each run at the Nashoba Valley Ski Area Terrain Park.
Ski Area Management’s 8th Annual Terrain Park Contest drew a multitude of submissions from resorts around the world. Each resort was asked to send in their newest, most unique, and most creative freestyle terrain features and events. Each category, “features” and “events,” were posted online with a brief description, and then users were asked to submit their vote for each category.
Kreischer’s ambitious and one-of-a-kind feature “Down the Drain” placed first in Ski Area Management’s 2012 contest, as well as taking home a cash prize from sponsor, Burton Snowboards.
About Nashoba Valley Ski Area:
Nashoba Valley Ski Area is a full-service ski area offering lessons, rentals, skiing, snowboarding, and tubing; it is also host to various activities throughout the year, all of which make Nashoba Valley Ski Area Boston’s year-round recreational facility. When Nashoba opened for its first season in 1964, there were rope tows servicing four slopes, and the base lodge had a gravel floor and heated by a pot-bellied stove. That first season, staff had to pack the snow on the slopes with shovels due to a lack of grooming machines. Over the years, Nashoba Valley Ski Area expanded with various sized ski lifts, updated lodges, state of the art snow making equipment and snow grooming machines. They now operate with an uphill capacity of 11,600 per hour, deliver an average annual snowfall of 50”, and have 17 trails open 7 days/nights a week. In 2001, Nashoba Valley Ski Area opened what is now the largest snow-tubing park in New England.
For more information, please visit www.skinashoba.com or call (978) 692-3033.
PHOTO CAPTION: Nashoba Valley Ski Area’s Terrain Park Director, Keith Kreischer, testing the trails he and his team constructed for quality and safety assurance at Nashoba Valley Ski Area.