«BEST PARK EAST AWARD, 4th PLACE» SBC SKIER Magazine, 2013
The province’s only Olympic half-pipe is at Stoneham! Because it was erected on permanent infrastructures in 2008 [subsequent to ground dynamiting], the season starts earlier – usually in time for the Holidays! Open 7/7 with night skiing too, its National Training Center also welcomes professional teams during training camps. Half-pipe maintenance includes daily grooming of tops and base, while walls are groomed twice weekly. View the ski resort’s online Snow Report for days when the half-pipe is fully groomed.
The 418 – Stoneham’s very first but now famous XL terrain park – offers quite a challenge with jumps of every size, stairs, assorted rails, a wall ride and so much more! Terrain Park access is controlled, and skiers and riders must first obtain a Park Pass from Customer services or online [see below], at the cost of $20 [+ taxes]. Park Passes are valid for the 2014-15 winter slide season at both Mont-Sainte-Anne, and Stoneham Mountain Resort. Helmets are mandatory in all terrain parks.
You’re confortable on the Intro Park but not confident enough to give the Parc XL 418 a try? Head to the Rail Section in the #9! There, you can improve your jib skills on Medium and Large rails and boxes located perfectly on the trail so you can keep a nice flow riding down. The Rail Section is open for everyone wearing a helmet and you don’t need the Park Access Card top hop in. Just after the end of the Rail Section, turn right in #La Traverse or the #Shortcut to find yourself hundred meters away from the top of the Intro Parc so you can finish up your run on easier rails, boxes and jumps.
Before trying high-flying maneuvres in the XL snowparks, riders must first win their spurs on smaller, safer, user-friendly features. A beginner snowpark awaits you at the bottom of trail Rock’n’roll #4B, that you can see from the base of the mountain. This park offers 4 assorted features and is open to everyone. Helmets are mandatory in all terrain parks.