Aspen/Snowmass to add a mini pipe

While many resorts across the country are either trying to figure out how add a 21-foot competition class pipe to their park/pipe offering, or trying to decide whether it's even financially viable to maintain a pipe at all, Snowmass has plans to add one for the beginners. "In our continued effort to build on our offerings to all levels of park riders, we will be adding a 12-foot pipe on Snowmass for the 2010/11 season," says Isabelle Falardeau, Aspen/Snowmass terrain park manager. The exact location of has yet to be confirmed but you can stay updated at aspensnowmass.com/parks. As seen in this shot of Buttermilk, the folks at Aspen/Snowmass know how to maintain the kind of world-class quality pipe necessary to host the X Games. You can bet that this will be one of the best mini-pipes out there. (Brad Farmer)