High Roller Parks at Heavenly was better than ever this year thanks to the Terrain Park Crew, Mike Thomas (Heavenly Terrain Park Manager), Snow Park Technologies and our Mountain Operations Team. And now we need your vote for Heavenly’s parks in the 2014 Transworld Snowboarding Resort Poll – only a few days left!
Recap of the 2012-2013 ski and ride season:
Heavenly brought back a halfpipe after a 5-year hiatus in High Roller Park. The 18’ halfpipe was 450’ long on a 16.5 degree angled slope making it excellent for boosting out of the pipe for all types of skiers and riders. Halfpipe video
Kyle Smaine, Heavenly Halfpipe in High Roller Park
Heavenly’s three terrain parks offered multiple levels of features this year. In High Roller Park you could even find some smaller sized jumps to hit next to the big ones.
Groove Park once again had a fun set-up and flow under Groove chair on the California side of the mountain. Boxes, smaller jumps, a rainbow rail and C-box were some of the staple features you could find. Groove Park video
Ante Up Park flaunted medium sized jumps, 20-foot plus and jibs right above Tamarack Lodge (host to Tahoe’s Ultimate Apres Party, Unbuckle). Ante Up Park video
High Roller Park off of Canyon Express had 30-foot plus sized jumps, lots of jib features, multiple lines, creative bonks, a staircase and more. With excellent views of the lake, Ante Up and High Roller always make for epic park shots!
Brent Whipple, High Roller Park
Here’s a write-up of Heavenly’s High Roller Parks from this year on Shred Betties written by snowboarder Angela Halo Wilson.
The High Roller Hold ‘Em event was a huge success, built by High Roller Parks and SPT. Shaun White hosted 10 of the world’s top big air snowboarders at Heavenly, and gave away $50,000. The event was broadcasted live on ESPN 3 and was one of the most innovative contests this year combing Texas Hold ‘Em poker and Big Air snowboarding. High Roller Hold ‘Em video