chairopen4 A small ski hill near Edmonton grows up, and gains Red Mountain’s old Silverlode Chair.

And it sounds like the management of the hill, Sunridge Ski Area, has taken a government sponsored struggling hill and turned it into a good amenity for the booming population of Strathcona…

With two terrain parks, freestyle skiers and boarders can start out on the beginner park, which consists of a smaller rail, a box and a spine jump. The run just beside the Orange T-bar is dedicated to the larger terrain park which consists of three rails, various table top jumps, spine jumps and a three barrel “kick jump” where you can kick off the stacked barrels for some strange reason. Terrain park addicts are an odd bunch.

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It’s interesting that the triple chair replaces the old "Red T-Bar", is that a coincidence?

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Published by Mike Thomas

Mike Thomas P.Eng. ENV SP, is the author of UrbanWorkbench.com and Director of Engineering at the City of Revelstoke in the Interior of British Columbia, Canada.