Park-ing authority at 'Shine

DARREN FRIESEN -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 9:31 AM ET

First it was Delirium Dive.

Next came Goat's Eye.

That just left the Rogers Terrain Park to open.

Well, the wait is over because Sunshine Village announced Sunday it has made eight acres of the terrain park available to skiers and snowboarders.

"We are so excited to have such a fantastic launch for the Rogers Terrain Park," said Tim Hyndman, terrain park supervisor.

"Our hard work really paid off and we are stoked with the result. As the park grows to full operation, we still have lots of cool, creative ideas in store."

Mother Nature has given Sunshine some great early-season snow so they could have the earliest openings ever of the Dive and Goat's Eye.

But now, with a large portion of the terrain park open, Sunshine is operating close to mid-season capacity.

A few runs here and there remain closed due to lack of snow but, for the most part, it's wide open.

Within the next week, the park will continue to grow in diversity and scope, including larger and more difficult features as riders dial-in their expertise for the season.

Skiers and snowboarders can hone their early-season skills on a wide variety of features.

Right now, the terrain park includes seven boxes, three jumps and seven rails -- and that's only the beginning.

"The feedback from everyone who's been out there and in the terrain park has just been fantastic so far," said Mike Moynihan, marketing manager and communications co-ordinator at Sunshine Village.

"We're really pleased and thrilled with all the builds we have set up, the boxes and the quality of the jumps."

Moynihan said it won't take them long to get the rest of the park ready for riders.

However, they're going to take the week to build things up, so park practitioners can get more comfortable on their planks.

"We're going to have an additional four or five acres added to the park once it's in full operation."


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