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Fall 2012 Update standard

It’s hard to believe that summer is officially over. We had an amazing summer building and maintaining the Camp of Champions summer snowpark. Despite the significant melting we experienced every single day, we’re pretty sure it was our best park to date. Despite the warm weather, the ASP rail shop has been banging out tonnes of new rails for the upcoming season. Whistler Blackcomb has continued investing into their Parks, partnering up with ASP to build a bunch of new features, as well as refurbishing their existing ones. Our winter contracts are starting to line up. Keep an eye out for us in Stoneham, Quebec, building the World Snowboard Championships slopestyle course this January. Make sure to hit us up ...

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Summer Update standard

Summer is almost over, winter will be here before you know it! Check out the 2011/2012 Arena Snowparks Rail catalogue. Featuring over 200 rails, boxes and snowtools we have what you need to stock your park or event full of goodies. Of course, we do custom fabrication as well – if you have an idea for a feature ASP can help make it a reality. Download the catalogue and contact us at snowpark@telus.net for price list and more info. This summer on the Horstman Glacier was good to the ASP crew. With an the abundance of snow and slightly cooler temperatures we were able to create a summer snowpark that rode very winter like. The 22ft Global Cutter halfpipe was ...

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SPRING 2011 standard

It’s been a busy winter for Arena Snowparks. We started the season off on Blackcomb Mountain by building their first 22ft pipe shaped by the Global Cutter. After that it was off to Nova Scotia for the 2011 Canada Winter Games where ASP was responsible for the construction of the ski and snowboard halfpipes and the snowcross course. Right in the middle of the two pipe builds for the Games we went over to Norway to work on the Slope Style course for the Arctic Challenge. In early April we where back in Whistler working on the venues for the Telus World Ski and Snowboard Festival. Along with working on the halfpipe ASP was in the valley building the Grand ...

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2011 ARCTIC CHALLENGE standard

Steve Petrie from ASP was over in Oslo, Norway during February working with Claes Hogstrom and his crew on the slope style course for the 2011 Arctic Challenge. The event took place at Tryvan Winter park which is just outside the city of Oslo. Tryvan will be the site for the TTR World Championships taking place next winter. Dialing in the step down jump The slope style course consisted of six different elements which included a mix of rail features and large jumps including a step down with a lot of hang time, step up and massive true table at the bottom of the course. Tryvan will be making many improvements to the slopes over the summer to get ready ...

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WHISTLER BLACKCOMB’S NEW GLOBAL CUTTER SHAPED HALF PIPE standard

Blackcomb Mountain’s new 22 foot Global Cutter shaped halfpipe is officially open. Arena Snowparks has been on site through the first two weeks of January getting the pipe ready for the arrival of the new cutter from New Zealand. Many improvements have been made this season to the pipe on Blackcomb including re-grading of the summer dirt work, upgrading the snowmaking capabilities and the purchase of the 22 foot Global Cutter. All these improvements combine to ensure that Blackcomb will have the best shaped 22 foot pipe in North America. Also this week in Whistler ASP delivered the Quiksilver QP wall ride to the park on Whistler Mountain. The double sided wall ride arrives in two sections that bolt together ...

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NEW FABRICATION WORKSHOP standard

Arena Snowparks has opened a new rail fabrication shop just north of Whistler in Pemberton, BC. Currently we are working on a new stair set for Telus which will be going into the park on Whistler Mountain. The feature consists of a  round bar down rail on one side, flat down box in the middle and a round bar flat down on the other side with stairs in-between the rails. Next up we’ll be building a double sided quarter pipe wall ride for Quicksilver. The new shop allows us to keep the quality high. All the rails and boxes are fabricated in house and we have the ability to roll and bend our own steel to create any shape and ...

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FALL UPDATE standard

Arena Snowparks is coming off a busy summer season with our work at the Camp of Champions and a late summer trip to New Zealand to work on the World Junior Championship at Cardrona and Snowpark NZ with fellow Global Snowpark Alliance member Development Snowparks. Most recently ASP has been working in Whistler up on Blackcomb Mountain re-grading the dirt in ground structure for the halfpipe in preparation for the newly purchased 22ft Global Cutter arriving this winter. The in ground structure has been widen by 4m and work has been done to correct the fall line. During the redesign of the dirt we relocated a snowmaking line that ran across the bottom of the right wall. As a result ...

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