Saturday, April 11, 2015

Ragged Mountain

Our final day of Project Week was spent at Ragged Mountain. We met with Bryan Harper who is the terrain park manager at Ragged. Bryan is in his first year in this position and has a progressive vision and solid work ethic. He explained to us his history/story about being in the snowboard industry.

Bryan started as a park ranger at Loon. Then he started driving the groomers at Waterville and coaching with the academy. Now he is the boss of the park at Ragged Mountain. In his first year in this position, Ragged has already started to receive much more attention compared to past years because of Bryan's promotion and hard work.

Our group went into the maintenance shop and Bryan showed us all the various tools he and his crew use on the job. He gave us a quick demo on welding, showed us the various steel he uses throughout the year, the paint he uses on the features, and the groomers used for shaping. Bryan is someone that followed his passion and made a life out of it.

The majority of the group took laps through the park and some of them even learned some new tricks. The members of the group not only progressed as skiers and riders, but also received an in depth look at the snow industry. Fred took one face plant, but besides that, it was a successful week!




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