Alex Long, 19, of Duluth, jumps onto a rail at the snowboard terrain park under construction at Cloquet’s Pine Valley. A group of snowboard enthusiasts are working to build a terrain park near the tubing hill there. Snowboarding had its rustic beginnings in the 1920s, but did not actually start to become popular until the mid-1960s … about the same time that Pine Valley became home to many state champion high school alpine, Nordic and ski jumping teams. Jamie Lund/Pine Journal
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