Snoqualmie Pass finally came out of the closet today. Talking about “dirt-work”, “hard to swallow”, “equipment”, “desire”….What it really means is they just ain’t making a Superpipe. Which we’ve all been dealing with for a few years anyhow.
“We truly desire to have a quality pipe here at The Summit, but due to the immense amounts of snow needed, we have been unable to consistently produce one. We have invested a ton of man-hours, snowmaking, dirt-work, equipment, and spirit. However; there is no middle ground when it comes to pipe quality, and even with all the effort, it has not worked for us. So, as hard as this may be to swallow, the simple fact is we are discontinuing the Superpipe here at The Summit at Snoqualmie.”
Here’s a screen shot of full text.
Regardless, nice of them to fess up on FB. Good onya for that. Still…doesn’t it make sense that it’d take less time/money/effort to build a normal, non-super halfpipe. They ran that 90′s style halfpipe for years before the stuperpipe. Why not now?
One thing they cite as reason for axing the Superpipe is lack of snow. ?
Well….back in 2005, the Northwest got completely assed out of a winter. Literally in the dead of winter Snoqualmie Pass was bare. It was kinda scary. Yet amazingly, Snoqualmie Pass managed to spray enough man-made snow to erect a fucking Superpipe. No joke. In the middle of winter 2005, Snoqualmie Pass was completely bare, except for a Superpipe, over at Ski Acres. IT WAS AWESOME.
Check out the videos below that my dude JM dug up. …In 2005. At a Superpipe. During the worst winter in the Northwest.
Here’s a vid of same session Peter Line chucking heself to oblivion. I remember watching this go down over and over for like an hour. That dude was/is no joke.