Terrain Parks and Pipes at Stowe

By AlpineZone News |
Feb 08 2006 - 10:48 AM

STOWE, Vermont ??” Even though Stowe Mountain Resort is in reality a big natural terrain park, they build the stuff that hard-core huckers and jibbers love too.

Stowe features a super pipe and two different terrain parks. The largest of Stowe’s terrain parks, ‘Tyro,’ is located on Mt. Mansfield, it has it’s own designated area with big tabletop jumps, hip hits, boxes and rails. Tyro is designated for expert freestylers only, designed specifically to create a line for hitting high-quality large jumps. New this season in Stowe is the addition of an intermediate terrain park on the ‘Lower Standard’ trail. This park caters to mid-level freestyle athletes and younger kids who have strong skills in the park. Opened in early December, the intermediate park has been very well received this season, hosting the majority of USASA Slopestyle competitions in Northern Vermont. Just for jibbers, Stowe also set’s up a rail park near the base of the mountain on ‘North Slope.’

Opened on December 20, Stowe’s Superpipe was the first and still only open Superpipe in Northern Vermont. Built to standard Superpipe specifications, Stowe’s pipe is over 300 feet long, has 17-foot walls, and a 16-degree pitch.

The unique terrain of Stowe has been the home mountain to Burton Snowboards for over a decade. Other local ski & snowboard manufacturing companies such as Dynastar and Rossignol utilize Stowe’s mountains for team and product development.