SNOWSHAPER - An International Community of Terrain Park Builders
SNOW… we make it, push it, pack it, cut it, shape it and chisel it when it turns to ice. We endure bitter cold windy nights on the side of a mountain while everyone is home sleeping. We get covered in snow, rain, grease, oil, salt and paint. We rip our clothes, freeze our fingers, break our bones, We use shovels, rakes, chainsaws, snowmobiles, snowcats and other implements of destruction to create functional sculptures the size of houses. In our field, there are constant risks and liabilities looming at every corner.
Why do we do this? For a paycheck, so that we can ride a decent park with our friends, and for the sense of satisfaction we get from seeing some happy kids lapping our park.
We are the snow parkitects, the fabricators, the mechanics, the operators, the transition technicians, the dirty diggers, the designers, the dreamers, the shredders. We stop at nothing to push ourselves, push the sport, and keep people as safe and happy as humanly possible. We are snowboarders, we are skiers, we are behind the scenes and we are the backbone of the snowpark / terrain park industry. We are the SNOWSHAPERS!
Our mission is to create a community, connect like-minded people, share ideas, help workers find jobs, and help resorts find employees. We help each other with the struggles inherent in this industry. We help each other produce efficient, well designed, and cost effective snow parks. We want to be able to do more with less. We’ve all got different experiences. We’ve all got something to learn and something to teach. That's the value of this community. I hope you will be a part of it!