‘Behind the Shovels’: An Homage to Park Crews Everywhere

The Jackson Hole Park crew is a team of snow and park enthusiasts dedicated to making the mountain better.

The Jackson Hole Park Crew is widely known as the Swiss Army knife of the employees on the mountain.

Ever wonder who builds and maintains all the terrain parks at a resort? What about creating those crazy features for Natural Selection and Kings and Queens of Corbet’s Couloir?

In this video, Jackson Hole profiles the folks behind the shovels and gives us a really fun glimpse into what it takes to build a park — from the first snowflake on up.

Want to know what life is like on park crew? Watch to find out.

And as the Jackson Hole crew reminded us, “Don’t forget to thank your park worker!”

Runtime: 5 minutes

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Mary Murphy

Mary is the Managing Editor of GearJunkie and is based in GearJunkie's Denver, Colo. office. She has a degree in English and journalism, and has a background in both newspaper and magazine writing. Her outdoor interests span from running to sport climbing, from landscape photography to skiing to pack-paddleboarding. If she's not writing, you can most likely find her at the top of a fourteener, or in a local bakery.

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