Maybe you tried all day but just couldn't hit the flip right. Perhaps you didn't quite have the nerve just yet to take a freestyle leap of faith. Or there really wasn't quite enough of the deep stuff to guarantee a soft, safe landing if anything went awry.
Snogression just may be both a long-term, year-round cure for your frustration.
The Sandy-based company was expected soon to open its indoor ski and snowboard training facility near the base of Little Cottonwood Canyon. Owner Kevin Brower installed trampolines and a ski jump that will launch freeriding tricksters high enough for flips and twists, and then let them down safely into a large pit of foam.
"You can warm up for the day or come down at the end to work on what they need to after a day in the slopes," Brower told OnTheSnow.
The two-hour first session inside Snogression's 5,000 square-foot of leased warehouse space at 9000 South and I-15 costs $35, and includes a class on tumbling, and using the trampoline and jump. Any future sessions cost $15 for two hours of big air.
The jump utilizes a launch system, called Hyperdrive, that actually pulls jumpers down the 12-foot high in-run to accelerate them up to 30 mph, said Brower. Several freestylers have gotten enough air for a double back flip, he said. The structure can be adjusted for distance from pit, and height and angle of the lip.