Planet Snow Design Builds Largest Snowboard Halfpipe In North America

Planet Snow Design, in conjunction with Winterpark Resort in Colorado, Zaugg and CAMO (formerly Bombardier), built the very first halfpipe in North America with the redesigned Pipe-Monster 22. Test riders were the Burton Global Team and the result: a big thumbs up for the new bigger-sized pipe…it’s going to be hard to go back to yesterday’s superpipe (at a mere 18 ft radius).

“Zaugg’s redesigned pipe monster has a 22-ft shape, and makes for a smooth as silk ride, says Planet Snow Design Owner and Operator, Pat Malendoski. “The halfpipe shape has finally reached where it should be. Initially pipes were built around skateboard halfpipe dimensions and not for the size of a snowboard, but with the new bigger size, it fits a snowboard like a glove. The shape will allow riders to continue the explosive progression of snowboarding. It’s time to step up or fall behind.”

For more information on the new PipeMonster 22 and photos of the Winterpark pipe visit

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