Vermont Business Magazine The Woodstock Inn & Resort, in partnership with Arena Snowparks, is constructing two new terrain parks and freestyle terrain at the resort’s Suicide Six Ski Area for the 2019-2020 ski season.
“The new terrain parks at Suicide Six further cements the ski area as a vibrant winter sports destination for both travelers and the community,” said Tim Reiter, General Manager of Suicide Six Ski Area. “Each season we work hard to offer new enhancements that will enrich the guest experience.”
Two terrain parks are being installed at Suicide Six to cater to a wide range of ski and snowboard abilities. The mountain’s Milky Way will contain smaller, entry-level terrain while Lasky’s Lot will cater to intermediate skiers and riders. Arena Snowparks built five custom features specifically for Suicide Six. The variety of rails and boxes include a 22 foot fat rainbow rail, 30 foot flat down box and a 20 foot flat rail. Both terrain parks are designed to support snowsports progression while also providing optimal teaching areas for the multiple private and semi-private lessons offered by Suicide Six Ski Area and the Woodstock Ski Runners seasonal programs.
In addition to the flow features on Milky Way and Lasky’s Lot, majority of the east side of Suicide Six serviced by Chair 2 will be designated as freestyle terrain. The trail offers exhilarating hits and jibs throughout while also leaving space for skiers and riders to enjoy the groomers without hitting the features.
Suicide Six will host two freestyle events this season. On Saturday, December 28 the inaugural Festivus Rail Jam competition will take place under lights on the bottom of Lasky’s Lot. Open to skiers and riders, there will be two hike accessible rail selections to accommodate varying ability levels. A cash prize is offered for the winner. The SoPo Ranch Slopestyle Contest on Sunday, February 9 will feature a family-friendly jam format contest specifically for youth skiers and riders ages 7-17. Prizes to be awarded.
“The upgraded snowmaking capabilities installed last season, coupled with an all-star terrain team, have set the groundwork for the freestyle initiative at Suicide Six Ski Area,” added Tim Reiter. “The team includes Christina Mattsson, Director of Outdoor Programs at Suicide Six, with 20 years of experience in the snowsports industry as a snowboard coach, trainer and freestyle judge. Chris McIlvaine, Snow Surfaces Manager, and Will Burdick, Park Specialist, bring a lifetime of grooming and terrain park knowledge. Andrew Holson, Woodstock Ski Runners freestyle founder and program coach, rounds out the crew with expertise and passion for terrain park development.”
Suicide Six Ski Area has more than 100 acres of skiing and snowboarding available on 24 trails and slopes suitable for all abilities. The ski area will open on December 14, 2019. For more information, visit: https://www.suicide6.com/
About Suicide Six Ski Area
Recognized as one of the oldest ski areas in the country, Suicide Six has a rich history. America’s first rope tow, introduced on nearby Gilbert’s Farm in 1934, evolved into the opening of Suicide Six in 1936. In 1961 Laurance S. Rockefeller purchased Suicide Six from its founder, Wallace “Bunny” Bertram, as part of his vision for the community of Woodstock. Suicide Six is one of Vermont's leading family-friendly ski resorts featuring more than 100 acres of skiing on 24 trails and slopes with terrain suitable for all abilities.
About the Woodstock Inn & Resort
Located in idyllic Woodstock, Vermont, the Woodstock Inn & Resort defines country sophistication in one of New England’s most charming and popular year-round vacation destinations. The 142-room, AAA Four Diamond Resort and a member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts LVX Collection, offers award-winning dining in two restaurants, ranked among the finest in New England. The Woodstock Inn & Resort is owned and operated by The Woodstock Foundation, Inc. Proceeds from Resort operations support The Woodstock Foundation and Billings Farm & Museum education and conservation programs.
About Preferred Hotels & Resorts
Preferred Hotels & Resorts℠ is the world’s largest independent hotel brand, representing more than 650 distinctive hotels, resorts, residences, and unique hotel groups across 85 countries. Through its five global collections, Preferred Hotels & Resorts connects discerning travelers to the singular luxury hospitality experience that meets their life and style preferences for each occasion. Every property within the portfolio maintains the high quality standards and unparalleled service levels required by the Preferred Hotels & Resorts Integrated Quality Assurance Program. The iPrefer℠ guest loyalty program, Preferred Residences℠, Preferred Family℠, Preferred Pride℠, and Preferred Golf™ offer valuable benefits for travelers seeking a unique experience. The Woodstock Inn & Resort was distinguished in the 2018 I Prefer Members’ Choice Awards as one of the top ten hotels in North America that deliver high quality standards and exceptional, personalized experiences to its members. For more information, visit PreferredHotels.com.
Source: WOODSTOCK, VT (December 5, 2019) – Woodstock Inn & Resort