Every time I see those kids at a terrain park or competing in X Games, I realize, how old I am. What they do is amazing. It's adrenaline filled, jaw dropping, awe-inspiring action. It's also ...not safe.
Now it takes time for my injuries to heel. To miss a few weeks of work because of a "snowboard accident " ? No can't do. But I would love to give it one more try, and feel like a kid again and learn one or two ski/snowboard tricks. How can you do it safely ?
Woodward at Copper ( Copper Mountain Resort, CO) offers the Barn, the first indoor ski and snowboard training facility with trampolines, foam pits, and Snowflex jumps dedicated to terrain park and pipe progression. Campers develop their tricks in the Woodward at Copper Barn and progress them in Copper Mountain's winter and summer terrain parks and pipe.The Barn is split into three zones : Gym Cross Training Area, Snow Zone, Skate/BMX/Inline Zone. The 20,000 square foot facility offers Snowflex jumps, foam pits, fly bed trampoline, a tumble track, 2 mini ramps, and a spring floor all in the name of park and pipe progression.
The Barn is an environmentally friendly building as well, having received a Two Green Globe rating from Green Globes, a group which certifies sustainable building projects across North America. The Barn earns its rating through an energy efficient ventilation and air purifying system that will help to save lots of energy per year.