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Smith's Backcountry Bounty

Smith's team riders have a new park in their own private Idaho

Updated: December 9, 2010, 8:54 PM ET
By Colin Whyte

Sun Valley, Idaho's Smith Optics just made us want to switch goggle sponsors: Number three of eight web videos just went up and it seems their snowboard team has been mining some serious pow in Smith's new private, backcountry park.

The zone, located in Central Idaho in the Sawtooths at 8690 ft. elevation, is 800 acres of old mining land leased by Smith. The nice part about old mining terrain is that A) snowcat roads are pretty much already in place, chilling out the effort and ...

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