Who’s ready for a quick history sesh? Don’t all jump at once…We know it’s Saturday and your brain could probably use a break for the weekend, but we have a feeling you’re going to enjoy this lesson…Can’t say that very often. Today’s the big day and in honor of T72 First Drop, let’s get schooled:
Origins: The name T72 stems from an internal resort map dating back to the early ‘80s. This map not only outlined Sunday River’s footprint of 11,000 plus acres, but also included any possible trail and lift additions. One of these possible trail locations was marked Trail 72.
Initial Design Phase: During Spring 2012, Sunday River worked with Snow Park Technologies (SPT), a group best known for their work on Winter X Games courses, to locate where the resort’s new terrain park trail would be. When it was determined where T72 would be, it coincided with the location on the decades old map identified as Trail 72…The name stuck.
Design & Construction: Sunday River began construction of T72 this past Summer, continuing to work with SPT along with Sunday River-sponsored athlete and Olympic hopeful, Simon Dumont. Together, they designed and created a 15-acre terrain park trail located on North Peak. Lined with new snowmaking pipe and energy efficient HKD SV10 Impulse guns, T72 boasts enough snowmaking horsepower to house the resort’s largest jumps and rails, as well as an 18-foot superpipe.
First Drop: Here’s the breakdown…Thanks to our incredibly hard working park and snowmaking crews, T72 will open TODAY at 8 a.m. and can be accessed by taking the Chondola then Second Mile…Prepared to have your breath taken away. That’s right, unlike we had previously stated, this means that T72 will be open from top-to-bottom! It will feature a 4 jump line…The biggest in the East along with 10 rails in the jib park at the foot of the trail. First come, first serve…Be one of the first to ever throw down tricks in this brand-new park.
Hope you took notes...We might just hit you with a pop quiz before you hit any of the features...Not really, but have fun and we'll see you out there!