Still think you need mountains to get your snowboarding fix? Think again. Urban snow parks are an emerging trend, and city/county facilities can provide the perfect location. While traditional snowboarding and skiing require a large area and sufficient pitch, snow parks – also known as terrain parks or rail parks, after the rails that form the most common trick element–can be small and do not require steep runs. They can be lit for night-time use and benefit from snow-making capabilities, both to establish a good base and to shape the snow on the slope. With good design, e....
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