For the upcoming season, Wild Mountain is making it easier to use a tucked-away portion of its property. That's good news, especially for terrain-park users.
Wild will feature four terrain parks: Front Stage is a beginner area near the lodge, with its own rope tow. Quarter Rabbit is a beginner area on the backside of the hill, accessed by three chair lifts. Main Stage is the big time park, with its own high-speed rope.
A fourth park, Back Stage, is positioned as a place for intermediate freestylers to work on their skills. This season, it will double in size and get its own rope tow. Up until now, you've had to take Chair 1 from the base to get there, and after you're done hitting the features there, pick your way through Main Stage. In other words, if you wanted to focus on the Back Stage park, you had to spend a lot of time getting to and from there.
Now, you won't have to. Take the rope on Main Stage to the top, slide downhill a ways, and then pick up the new rope to the top of Back Stage. From there, lap Back Stage as often as you'd like. (You may also get there from Chair 1, though you may have a short hike.)
Amy Frischmon, marketing manager for Wild, tells me that customers have been "begging us to add a rope for years." She adds that they plan to offer a rail garden with a few small tabletops and jumps. The park will, though, be a work in progress, with the crew making changes in reaction to customer comments and staff recommendations.