Lake Tahoe Ski Resort Introduces Airbag to Terrain Park
Tahoe.com Staff, 10:25am, 1/19/2012
This year, at Kirkwood Mountain Resort in Tahoe, you can attempt a back flip without the hospital bills. Kirkwood has announced that an inflatable airbag will now be a permanent fixture in their terrain park, allowing riders to practice risky maneuvers over a soft landing. Kirkwood spokespersons report:
“Kirkwood partnered with U.S. Airbag earlier this season to bring in one of its new airbags as part of the company’s Jump On It tour,” said Jon Copeland, VP of Skier Services at Kirkwood Mountain Resort. “The turnout for the demo was way beyond our expectations and the influx of positive comments regarding the new feature convinced the resort to invest in this new technology on a long term basis.”
With the purchase of the Steezbag 50, Kirkwood becomes the only resort in the South Shore of Tahoe to have a permanent airbag feature. The resort is targeting mid-February 2012 to have the new attraction up and running. It will be located between chairs 5 & 11 making it visible from the resort village. This latest addition rounds out the already impressive terrain park options available at Kirkwood including the Burton Adventure Land, Burton Progression Park and the K2 Stomping Grounds as well as a dedicated Skier/Boarder X Course open to the public.
Video: Uploaded to Youtube by USAirbag on Dec 30, 2011