I had always wanted to build my own park and had tried a few times around Burlington, with a few kickers here and there. But this season after moving to Banff, there was definitely high ambitions to build something good, especially when our season got off to a relatively snow start. Well since late November as soon as snow stuck to the ground, we have been working on our mini-park in an undisclosed location around Banff (maybe if you get on my good side you can check it out some time… after we lead you through the forest with blindfold on bwahaha).
At first, we just did a lot of prep work as there was no real snow base on the ground to build anything. This started by ‘borrowing’ some milk crates & pallete’s (and random crap like doors, anything we could find) from some generous businesses around town. Finding a nice little rolling hill with a tranny for the landing, we picked a spot to build our drop-in ramp and build that for the first day. After the snow picked up, next was covering the drop-in and runway with snow and building the jump obviously, all aided by using some logs & whatnot to supplement the lack of snow. After each snowfall more work was done, and as of this past week the setup is looking pretty sick, and is super fun to ride.
Features: drop-in to small kicker, small tabletop kicker at the bottom, 1 small log jib, 1 massive gnarly log jib (yet to be hit, needs more snow), and another small plastic pipe jib which needs work.
Here is some recent pics from December 24th when we had an awesome session, will be putting togethor a video with some footage soon too.
So, not too shabby for now but it’s a work in progress. It’s currently dumping in Banff as of this morning, so can’t wait for the next session.