Okemo Partners with Snow Park Technologies to Reinvigorate Terrain Parks

By AlpineZone News |
Nov 04 2014 - 03:45 PM

Okemo MountainLUDLOW, Vt. and VERDI, Nev. – Okemo Mountain Resort and Snow Park Technologies (SPT), the world’s leading consulting team for special projects on snow, have partnered to reimagine the terrain park experience at Okemo and offer guests access to some of the most innovative parks in the East.

SPT has a long history of designing and constructing courses for events including the ESPN Winter X Games, Dew Tour, Burton US Open, signature events including the Red Bull Double Pipe, and regularly consults with ski areas in the development of many of the top ranked terrain parks in the country.

Okemo has been a leader in parks and pipe since the early 1990s. It is home to the East’s longest superpipe and has earned terrain park accolades from various snowsports publications through the years. Okemo’s commitment to new concepts in terrain park design continues as part of a three-year plan with SPT leading the charge.

“We are committed to re-energizing our terrain park program, and exceeding our guests’ expectations,” said Okemo Mountain Resort Vice President and General Manager Bruce Schmidt. “Our partnership with SPT will allow us to not only offer some of the most progressive parks in the region, but to redefine the type of learning terrain we’re able to offer our guests.”

Okemo will work with SPT to enhance all aspects of its terrain park program including design collaboration and the introduction of new learning-based terrain. One of the biggest changes this season will include moving the resort’s signature Rockstar Terrain Park from Nor’easter to Upper and Lower Tomahawk, offering skiers and riders an improved terrain experience with highly creative features. Homeward Bound will include a progression park and cross course designed specifically with those just starting out in mind.

“We’re excited to work with the Okemo team to enhance their terrain park offering and introduce their guests to terrain that will allow them to have fun, as well as continue to take their skiing and riding to new levels,” said Chris “Gunny” Gunnarson, president and owner of Snow Park Technologies. “Skiers and riders in the North East are going to love the results of this new collaboration, and will have even more opportunities to session creative features throughout the various parks at Okemo.”

Okemo and SPT are currently in the process of evaluating and designing the complete terrain park offering for the upcoming winter season. Details regarding park and pipe specifics will be available as the season gets underway.

For more information about Okemo Mountain Resort or Snow Park Technologies, visit www.okemo.com or www.snowparktech.com. Like Okemo and SPT on Facebook at www.facebook.com/okemomountain or www.facebook.com/snowparktech, or follow on Instagram @okemomtn or @snowparktech.


About Okemo
Rising above the village of Ludlow, in south-central Vermont, Okemo Mountain Resort is a four-season playground that built its reputation for quality and superior guest service as a winter retreat for skiers and snowboarders. Originally a small, community-run ski hill, Okemo began to blossom in 1982 when Tim and Diane Mueller purchased the ski area and transformed it into a popular, world-class resort destination. It consistently receives accolades and wins awards for snow quality, grooming, terrain parks, family programs, slopeside lodging, resort dining and its friendly, professional staff. Okemo is not just for skiers. Alternative activities abound. Call 1-800-78 OKEMO or visit www.okemo.com.

About Snow Park Technologies
Snow Park Technologies (SPT) is the world’s leading consulting team for special projects on snow. SPT’s wide range of expertise includes designing and building some of the most renowned resort terrain parks and halfpipes, high-profile ski and snowboard competition courses, and countless on-snow productions. SPT also provides event production services, sport organizing and marketing services aimed at youth categories. The SPT team is a collection of the most experienced and talented freestyle park and pipe innovators in the world, whose dedication and passion for snow sports has redefined the winter landscape and what is possible on snow. For more information, visit SPT’s website at www.snowparktech.com and follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/snowparktech, Twitter @snowparktech and Instagram @snowparktech.