I’m Not Mad, Just Disappointed

View from the top of Le Tour's park

Location: Le Tour
Snow: Perfect pistes
Weather: Sunny but windy

I’m feeling a bit ill today after a nasty week of work, and still not too motivated to ski but thought I would head up to Le Tour for my first proper park laps in almost two years.

After a 100 day winter in 2009/2010 consisting of about 90% pure park days and going as far as I probably ever will with tricks I thought I was happy to leave the park alone and explore other aspects of skiing, but there’s something satisfyingly simple about a good park day that I do find myself missing.  Le Tour’s park was decent in 2015/2016 so I had high hopes of a fun day in there today with small kickers reported to be open, but sadly it wasn’t to be.

There are 4 or 5 small kickers and a couple of boxes to hit per lap but their sizes are a bit inconsistent and takeoffs not too well shaped.  Plus the drag lift wasn’t open meaning long, cold laps on the main chairlift.  Some bigger mounds have been pushed on the left side so hopefully those kickers shape up well before spring snow arrives.  Come on park crew, I know you can do it!

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