Snowboard Park in the planning stage
– Foundation Feature November 17, 2015 courtesy of Swan Valley Star and Times –
With summer long gone and fall on the wane, plans for new and exciting winter experiences are now on the minds of many valley snowboard enthusiasts of all ages, with an emphasis on our youth. The hope is to create a snowboard park right in the valley that will encourage home-grown talent to enjoy this sport rather than leave the area in search of a facility that will meet their needs.
Everyone working on the project is a dedicated volunteer. Because of the high shipping costs, the group want to keep the delivery of equipment to a one-time-only level. The volunteers will then be utilized to get the equipment in place, maintain the park, and keep the features safe.
The life expectancy of the rails is ten years as they need little maintenance. The staff at Thunderhill will contribute their expertise to the project. The Community Foundation of Swan Valley is pleased to be of financial assistance through a generous grant.