Entrants in Ski Area Magazine’s 2012 Terrain Parks contest faced some stiff competition from some big-name resorts. But, instead of disappearing into extinction, HoliMont’s Rideosaurus placed a proud third in the Features category.

“HoliMont is very happy to be recognized; especially considering some of the competition that was out there. The Park Crew put a lot of effort into making the Dinosaur and to see that hard work pay off with this kind of recognition is a great way to start this new season. Each year the Park Crew tries to do something both new and unique and this was a great example of their efforts,” said Dash Hegeman, marketing director at HoliMont.

Resorts vying for top accolades included Breckenridge’s Against the Wall, a high-speed feature including a 32-foot gap wall ride over stairs, and Stowe’s Log Jam, a 9-foot tall, 8-foot wide wooden tranny wall ride with a stall log on top.

HoliMont’s entry, the Rideosaurus, featured the frozen “remains” of a 21-foot-long, 5-feet 11-inch-high, 3-foot-wide dinosaur installed by J. C. McAuley and his crew. The ride-on feature became an instant hit with HoliMont’s novices, yet its length even appealed to experienced jibbers.

The 2012 contest Terrain Parks Contest included Features and Events categories. Fans could vote for their favorite entries online, with the top winner in each category walking away with mega loot from Burton Snowboards.

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