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Mike Doyle

The Farm Terrain Park Opens At Mount Snow, Vermont

By February 7, 2014

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The Farm, Mount Snow's newest Carinthia terrain park is full of features that you see on a daily basis when driving through the Green Mountain State. A sugar shack, a barn, a re-purposed horse trailer and even some split rail fencing were all included as The Farm made its much anticipated debut on Feb. 2 as an example of innovation to come out of the East's Number One Terrain Parks.

"Vermont is not a very urban place, so my team and I wanted to build a park that represented the cool things you see around here and also make it something new and unique for the kids to enjoy," said freestyle terrain manager, Day Franzen. "The Farm is very different from anything I've done before. We're excited about it."

Carinthia is the only all-park mountain face in the East with eight different terrain parks of all sizes covering almost 100 acres. The custom-built features in The Farm add to the massive collection of over 130 different elements Franzen and his park crew have to plant at Carinthia, which was named the Number One Terrain Park in the East for 2014 by TransWORLD Snowboarding and SKI Magazine. The Farm was made possible with support from Red Bull and Burton Snowboards.

Mount Snow and Franzen are not resting on their laurels now that The Farm is complete. In fact, work will begin on building Inferno which is Carinthia's extra-large feature terrain park. Inferno is home to the Carinthia Freeski Open on March 14 and 15 and is the only terrain park on earth to host both the Winter X Games and Winter Dew Tour slopestyle events.

Horse Trailer and Red Barn features in The Farm Copyright Mount Snow

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