Okemo Opens Ross Powers Superpipe and FamilyCross Terrain Park


LUDLOW, Vt. – Halfpipe and boardercross enthusiasts rejoice! Okemo Mountain Resort dropped the ropes on its Ross Powers Superpipe on Jan. 7 and opened its FamilyCross Park on the Lower Tomahawk trail on Jan. 10.

Snowboarders and twin-tippers can now enjoy the 450-foot long Ross Powers Superpipe with decks spaced 50 feet apart and walls measuring 18 feet high. The debut of Okemo’s Ross Powers Superpipe this early in the season is a testament to the resort’s renowned snowmaking and grooming proficiency.

Okemo’s Superpipe is named to honor the resort’s Snowboard Ambassador and Olympic Gold Medalist Ross Powers. A legend in the world of parks and pipes, Powers is the holder of more halfpipe titles than any other rider in history, including a gold medal at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics and a bronze medal at the 1998 Olympics in Nagano, Japan. In addition to working with Okemo’s award-winning grooming team to offer more terrain variety, Powers operates snowboard camps to benefit the Ross Powers Foundation, a non-profit foundation for athletes with financial need. “Okemo is an awesome family resort with great terrain parks,” said Powers. “It’s a place where I can train and raise my family.” Powers and his wife, Marisa, have two daughters, Victoria and Meredith.

The Ross Powers Superpipe is located in the Dew Zone. It is maintained regularly with a laser-guided Zaugg Pipe Monster and the pipe is serviced by its own lift – The Pull surface lift.

On the Lower Tomahawk trail, a “FamilyCross” park offers intermediate skiers and riders a chance to enjoy a playful assortment of big bank turns, rollers and berms as they wind their way down the trail. Okemo built the FamilyCross Terrain Park under Ross Powers’ guidance. The motor-cross style course is friendly enough for families to cruise through, but when it is time to get serious, the course is willing and able to become the training ground for snowboard cross competitors like Ross Powers.

For more information Okemo.com


~ by hrocker on January 12, 2009.

One Response to “Okemo Opens Ross Powers Superpipe and FamilyCross Terrain Park”

  1. What a moving thread!!

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