An old satellite dish is the latest feature being added to the SolVista Terrain Park at the resort just outside of Winter Park, CO. "The Dish" is a new six-foot jib that will be set up by January in the Roughstock Terrain Park.
"As chance would have it, the Terrain Park crew saw a truck carrying the satellite dish to the landfill. They flagged the driver over and asked him to deliver it to SolVista Basin," SolVista spokesperson Teresa Hill said. "The driver was thrilled to save the expense and disposal of the dish. We are excited to watch people use their imagination with the new feature."
Another fun feature added to the Roughstock Park last season is "The Tank," which was once an underground fuel tank. Now it's a park feature that's eight feet in diameter and 30 feet long, with a quarter-pipe on each side.
"The guys saw it in a local salvage yard and asked to bring it to SVB. The owners of Valley Recycling were happy to donate it to our Terrain Park," Hill said.
SolVista also features Ted's Secret Stash—a natural log park, built off the Jackalope run. New this year is "Nessie," a rainbow rail shaped like the legendary Loch Ness Monster, an A-Frame log job, a "Tree Bonk" jib and the "Up to Flat" jib.
"It was a creative way for us to reuse the beetle kill pine trees that have been cleared from our ski area," Hill said.
SolVista has also added five acres of gladed skiing this season between Bounty Hunter and Jackpot. The area has been thinned for their tree-skiing enthusiasts.
SolVista Basin opens for the season December 14.
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