Dirty Jobs: Maintaining Silver Star’s Telus Terrain Park

The jump line at Silver Star
The jump line at Silver Star

This is an article I wrote a little while ago for Snowboard Canada…

Silver Star Mountain Resort, BC – Silver Star Mountain Resort was recognized as one of the best places in Canada to session a precision terrain park in SBC Media’s 2008/09 Resort Guide, so when Silver Star’s Terrain Park Supervisor Andy Leighton gave me the opportunity to join the park crew for a day to see what goes into maintaining Silver Star’s Telus Terrain Park, I jumped at it.

8:40 a.m. – Hamblen Tobi meets me at the top of the park to give me a crash course in park maintenance. Tobi shows me how to properly groom the features, and we make our way through the park smoothing out take-offs, putting up sponsor flags and marking each feature.

8:55 a.m. – Leighton radios patrol to let them know the park is open for business.

9:00 a.m. – Andy gets a call telling him that Ride Guide TV will be filming in the park today. The stress level peaks as we start cutting everything so it’ll look tight on film. It’s not long before I’m soaked in sweat…

Check out the rest of the story on Snowboard Canada.


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