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Upcoming EpicSki Interview with Tim Eastley

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Hello all,

 

The EpicSki interview with James Niehues went over really well and we got a lot of positive feedback. As a result we're going to try to do some more interview series through the winter with individuals in various jobs and roles in the skiing industry. For October we're going to be interviewing Tim Eastley the Parks Manager for SnowBasin. Tim got his start at Seven Springs in PA before moving out to revamp the terrain parks at Breckenridge around the turn of the millennium. For the last 8 years he's been the terrain parks manager at SnowBasin and has built terrain parks for the Dew Tour Championships. What would you like to know or ask him about terrain park management?

post #2 of 9

How do you balance setting up the park for the small number of skiers/boarders who do huge airs / amazing tricks, and those (like me) who cruise through occasionally just to do small jumps and try stuff?

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What has changed most in terrain park design the last 8 years?

 

What has changed most in terrain park skiers the last 8 years?

 

Are there any features you've wanted to do and not been allowed?

 

Is it more challenging doing park design at a smaller place like Seven Springs or a large place like Snowbasin?

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When you build a series of multiple jumps, do you use math formulas to calculate the ideal height and distance at a certain speed to size and space them properly or is it done more intuitively from experience? If it's math, what's the formula?
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As a skier at Snowbasin who likes to hit terrain parks but isn't serious about it, how do you build a park people of all skill levels can enjoy. Its a common complaint of friends of mine that our biggest jumps are on the small side at resorts like Sun Valley. 

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As a fan of terrain base learning, I have noticed the huge popularity of the beginner park under Little Cat lift.  It seems to appeal to all ages & levels of riders & tends to get much more crowded than the other parks.  Any plans to add something with more length on easy blue type terrain?  The rollers are especially useful in skill development but I would also be interested in small table tops, berms, spines, 1/4 pipes etc.  Skier/boarderX type stuff...  No rails or boxes.

 

 

Also any plans for the same type of stuff on the MTB summer side of things?

 

Thanks!


Edited by 4ster - 10/20/16 at 10:55am
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Did anything come of this?  

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Did anything come of this?  


Second this. I was just looking for this interview.

post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 

The interest in it kinda fizzled, but I am still planning to get to it. 

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