Q&A with Big Sky Resort's Terrain Park Manager Nate Bell

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Love the Big Sky Terrain Parks? I do too, even if I can't hit many features. Here are a few facts and tidbits from our own terrain park expert, Nate Bell, Big Sky Resort's Terrain Park Manager:

How long have you worked at Big Sky Resort?
Three Years

How many parks do we have now?
Eight terrain parks total. Three large, three medium, and two small parks.

What new features are you most excited to a) build and b) hit?
We just finished a new feature called a lollipop that has become a huge hit in Zero Gravity Terrain Park. I'm most excited to hit The Ambush Jump Line on the far left of Ambush below Ramcharger Lift. They are decent sized and really fun.

Lollipop
The Lollipop now in Zero Gravity Terrain Park. 

What can last year's terrain park fans expect differently out of this year's parks?
A new look to all of our features and a massive feature count of more than 100.

Can we expect to see any pro or semi-pro athletes in the parks this year?
They are always around you just have to keep an eye out for them. Two days ago our park crew spotted Nicolas Müller a Swiss pro snowboarder lapping Zero Gravity.

If any athlete could come, who should come and why?
The Traveling Circus crew, because they travel the entire country but rarely to Montana.

What's your favorite feature and your favorite park?
The 42' up-down rail in Zero Gravity Terrain Park.

Check out the Smokin' Aces: Ace of Hearts Slopestyle competition on Saturday, March 8, starting around noon at the Zero Gravity Terrain Park.