Idaho ski resorts are adding new terrain features targeting specific interests of skiers and riders. Brundage Mountain added a new children's terrain garden while Sun Valley Resort installed a permanent cross course.
Brundage Mountain's new kiddie terrain, located on Easy Street near the Kid's Center, offers a place for kids and families to try out park-type features and learn progressions. The new park called The Big Easy aims to challenge youngsters with small, beginner features to build skills before working into the resort's bigger park.
The terrain removes the intimidation factor by connecting a series of smaller features that include gentle roll-overs, whoop-de-dos, quarter-pipes, and plateaus. The rolling features
Cruise down the park's central line with slightly larger features to the side. The low-angled slope allows for easy recovery for youngsters that may get off balance and room enough for parents to accompany children for family fun.
Sun Valley Resort installed a new public skier and boarder cross course on Dollar Mountain. The course, found in the Half Dollar Face Terrain Park, links together a flowing line of rollers, jumps, and berms with enough room for several snowboarders or skiers to race.
Dollar Mountain includes two more terrain parks in addition to Half Dollar Face. Old Bowl contains the largest features with a four-sided wall ride, and Poverty Flats attracts beginners for its small progressions.