Vancouver’s Olympic Halfpipe In Progress

by The Editors on January 25, 2010

Grading-Pipe

Arena Snowparks is making moves with the Olympic halfpipe at Cypress Mountain and it looks like they have a bit of snow to work with in spite of what we’ve been hearing lately, according to the snow park builder’s blog.

ASP crews have started construction on the halfpipe at Cypress Mountain, site of the Olympic snowboard events. Despite some challenging weather conditions in Vancouver area the pipe is starting to take shape with the right wall pushed and step out and the left wall currently being pushed. Construction on the pipe will continue throughout the next two weeks as crews ensure that every available flake of snow sees it’s way into the pipe.

We’ve also heard from reliable sources that Cypress Mountain is buying snow from Mt. Baker, trucking it over the border and using it to build the pipe. With 21 days to finish it up, it would appear that things are moving in the right direction. We’ll be checking back to see the progress.

[Link: Arena Snowparks via Push.ca]

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