MOUNT SNOW, Vermont — Carinthia, New England’s only all park mountain face, was given recognition this year in October’s edition of Transworld SNOWboarding. A reader’s poll voted Mount Snow #1 Resort on the east, #1 Terrain Park on the east, and #2 half-pipe on the east. Big Boulder, another Peak Resorts mountain, also made it into the top 5 list of parks on the east at number four.
Other accolades awarded to Carinthia was #1 in the east as voted by Ski Magazine readers and being the only east coast resort ranked in the Top 10 for parks by Skiing.
Year one of the Carinthia transformation was a huge success. To improve upon that Mount Snow will be adding curved rails and boxes to its already impressive cache of steel features. The feature park Nitro has been widened by 25′ to allow for a wider passerby lane on skiers left. This will help improve the flow to Carinthia’s most popular park. While cliffs may be natural and abundant out west, on the east coast creativity comes into play. Elia Hamilton, Mountain Manager, built a 12′ unnatural cliff on the lower Nitro pitch that is sure to be an instant favorite.
Orage is “respecting the revolutionaries” this year by outfitting a select few terrain park crews, including Carinthia, with its limited edition, “LTD” line of outerwear. Be sure to check out the video and photo contests on facebook this winter for a chance to win gear and prizes, including Carinthia specific bandanas and pint glasses.
The Winter Dew Tour returns to Mount Snow this year for the Toyota Championships, February 5-7. For more information on this year’s events go to www.mountsnow.com/calendar.html.