Terrain Parks: Design, Management, and Theory


Briant Wiles

37229, 1 CEU, $80

Dates:              2/12/2014-3/26/2014

Day:                Wednesday

Time:               6:30PM-8:00PM

Location:         Taylor 101

Skiing and riding in freestyle terrain, a.k.a. “Terrain Parks,” can be fun, challenging, and a great way to spend a day on the slopes. For some, sessioning jumps and jibs is the only reason for getting on a chairlift in the first place. Ski areas around the globe provide amazing facilities at an immense expense while taking on a massive amount of liability that needs to be managed. In this one-of-a-kind class, taught by 11-year ski industry veteran and private consultant, Briant Wiles, participants develop an understanding of the reality of building and managing terrain parks.  Topics range from designing a park, daily operations, understanding snowmaking, and basic risk management. Through this course students are introduced to the fundamental processes involved in running a successful terrain park program. A certificate of completion is awarded upon successful completion of the course. This course requires one on-hill day at a local ski area; date to be determined.

For more information or to register, please contact Extended Studies, Taylor 303, 970-943-2885, or online at www.western.edu/extendedstudies

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02/12/2014 - 6:30pm
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