“Welcome to extraordinary” – Squaw Valley
Well, guys, it’s not feelin’ too extraordinary now that you’ve laid off your janitorial staff, the Olympic House and Dave’s Deli are perpetually filthy, and you’ve got no half-pipe. Feels kinda ordinary…
Squaw hasn’t had a good half pipe in years. Sure, last year they let us hit the big half pipe they made for Red Bull for 8 days…but that was only 8 days!
The last time Squaw had an actual half pipe was when the Mainline Park used to exist back in the day. How back in the day was it? 2008? 2007? It’s been a long long time.
This year, we’re not sure if they ever did cut the mini, very unsatisfactory Riviera pipe.
Currently, there is no half pipe at all at Squaw Valley. No half pipe at all!? C’mon guys, that’s just embarrasing. Squaw has SPT working for them now. SPT are the biggest baddest park builders on Earth. KSL should have them make us a pipe.
To Squaw’s credit, the park is lookin’ much better than it has in years. The Gold Coast park is fun and bonky and the Riviera park has two big jumps you can do technical tricks on. It’d be nice if they could make one big park where you could flow both options, but we’re happy with the improvement over previous years.
Snow cats are currently building something in the Mainline area. Is it going to be for the public? Or will it be another private Red Bull terrain park where we can see what SPT and KSL are capable of building for us, but not be able to hit it?
Hey Squaw, we aren’t just making this stuff up. This is what we’ve been hearing on chairlifts all season long: “please, make us a half-pipe.”