My Pipe is Bigger

Dec 23rd 2011

A super pipe is not a half pipe. Well, technically it is HALF a pipe, but it’s more, bigger-er, as Sun Valley’s just-opened super pipe demonstrates. It comes as Sun Valley celebrates its 75th anniversary, and it’s no accident that the Idaho mountain isn’t ushering in the calendar mark with retro crochet’d sweaters and hot toddies. Nope, they’re going big and new school, turning a decided back on sleepy tradition with the first mega pipe in the Northwest, trying to attract a little gnar attention. The super sucker is 18 feet high and considerably longer than a football field. It’s in in Dollar’s Old Bowl, beneath the Dollar lift, and you can expect some serious amplitude coming off its edge. But keep the newbies away, because what goes up…