The Autumn Effect – Heavenly Terrain Park Crew

Photo: Christian Arballo

Photo: Christian Arballo

Winter means putting away the golf clubs and saying goodbye to the beaches and summer heat. Now, we start to prepare for winter – the real reason we all moved here. We are getting excited and constantly thinking of skiing and snowboarding, while we build new features and refurbish old ones.

Everyone is pumped to see old friends and coworkers who we haven’t seen all summer. With winter right around the corner, we all start to get the itch. We pull out our winter gear and look forward to seeing this year’s new products.

With winter quickly approaching, we’re working on finishing our summer work and preparing to transition into winter operations. The day snowmaking starts we get super excited because we know we’re that much closer to opening day.

When we start to see the big mounds of snow pile up, the endless possibilities of what we can create with them flood in. We think about ideas all summer and now it’s time to put pens to paper and plan out the design for our first park. When we get the go ahead to build, there’s nothing better than the sound of the cats firing up.

For a lot of us, this is the first time we get to work together again which creates a lot of excitement and creativity. With the park crew back together, the fun part begins – building, testing, maintaining, educating and watching people enjoy and appreciate all the hard work that goes into our parks.

To sum it all up, we do what we do because we love what we do!


– Shane Bowen and Mack Boyd, Heavenly Terrain Park Crew

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