We sat down with Corey Schroeder to discuss all the shreddy details on the terrain parks this season. Corey is the Terrain Park Supervisor at Boyne Mountain Resort, a position he took over last spring. He has been a Snowboard Instructor (one of the best instructors we have out there) since 2003 and was invited to join the AASI-C Education team in 2012. So the dude has credentials and we think he's awesome...now let's talk park.
Q1:What plans do you have for this season's terrain parks at Boyne Mountain?
CS: Our upcoming plan is to open up the top section of Ramshead Park...it should be open by Saturday (January 17) morning. After that we are going to work on the Ski/Boarder Cross course on Chmielew-ski. We plan to change up features in the parks to keep things fresh.
Q2: We can't help but notice the awesome park on lower North McLouth, is it here to stay?
CS: The terrain park on North McLouth is going to be our large park, replacing the Meadows park. This should be our large park for not only this year, but for years to come.
Q3: How do the terrain parks this season compare to last?
CS: My goal coming into this season is to have more of a progression with our parks. I would like to have features for every freestyle ability. In the upcoming season, we are going to build some new smaller features to attain goal in the future.
Q4: What has been the general feedback from terrain park enthusiasts?
CS: We have had positive feedback from all of our park riders on how all of the features have ridden. We couldn't have accomplished this without our new groomer driver, Steve Slivinski, and the rest of the Terrain Park Crew's hard work.
Q5: What is the current status of all our terrain parks out there?
CS: The Riglet park is open again with five features: a banked turn, a spine, PVC rail, slalom course, and some flatland tools. North McLouth park received a facelift on Wednesday night and now has seven features: three large jumps, two bonk features, and two rail features The top of Ramshead will open on Saturday the 17th. It will add to the existing lower half with ten features: a Pole jam, three boxes, four rails, two medium jumps. The lower half will get a slight makeover with the A-frame rail leaving for the McLouth park and being replaced with a box. The spine there is getting replaced with a rail. Boyneland in unchanged with four features: one small jump, one box, and two rails.