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Girls Rock the Park Event at Ski Sundown



    Have you ever wanted to try a jump in a terrain park? Or slide down a rail on the slopes?

    Ski Sundown started the Girls Rock the Park event 3 years ago to make their terrain parks feel more welcoming to young girls just starting out.

    "It's a learning environment it's a session about how to approach features rotating them through a couple of smaller features building their confidence and then making them feel comfortable coming back and trying it any time" Lori Shield, Marketing Director for Ski Sundown said.

    "Honestly you don't see that many girls out there,” Janelle Boratko said. “So I think when they see that there's just boys they might get a little caught off guard by it so it's going to be awesome to have this event."

    In addition to having fresh and new features for skiers and snowboarders to try, part of the fun is just in the company.

    "There's tons of camaraderie and I think that's another thing that the girls should really feel welcome knowing," Shields said.

    If you're not familiar with terrain parks, no problem. There will be instructors at the event teaching along the way.

    "What we're doing now is changing out features in our park and making them more introductory in nature,” Jarrod Moss, Ski Sport School Director said. “So, that people who have no experience in the parks can find some features that may be appealing to them."

    Registration is at the lodge from 9:30 to noon on Saturday. All you need to participate is $5, a helmet, a lift ticket and a signed waiver.

    It will feel a bit like spring skiing in southern New England this weekend with high temperatures near 50. There is a small chance for a wintry mix Saturday early in the day with mostly cloudy skies followed by sun on Sunday. Northern New England will be slightly cooler in the 40s with the chance for rain or snow on Saturday with mostly cloudy skies for Sunday.