As last season came to a close, Newschoolers, named the top skiing website in the world, teamed up with Snow Park Technologies to create a comprehensive ranking of the best terrain parks across North America. Using a combination (50/50) of analytical analysis of park size, elements and features; and poll results, Newschoolers calculated and ranked parks across the continent. On Friday, November 10, they released the results and Grouse Parks was named the #3 Park in the Northwest.
Newschoolers said that one of the best aspects of Grouse Parks is its great community feel. The sense of standing on top of the city (of Vancouver) was also noted as a remarkable element of the Grouse Parks experience.
"There are five terrain parks in total, ranging from beginner boxes and rails to a large jumpline.", stated the Newschoolers article. "The parks are meticulously kept by a hardworking park staff."
Marcus Cartwright, Grouse Mountain's Terrain Parks Manager, was stoked to hear the results. "We take a lot of pride in the Parks. We're always trying to push the envelope to make the riding experience better. To have that acknowledged by both Snow Park Technologies and our riders means a ton. It definitely inspires us to keep pushing."
Grouse Mountain opened for the 2017/18 winter season on November 10, 2017. With a La Nina year forecast, an excellent year for skiers and riders is expected.