Terrain Park Safety

 

Freestyle Terrain Symbol 
Most skiers and riders are familiar with the standard Green Circle (Easiest), Blue Square (More Difficult), Black Diamond (Most Difficult) and Double Black Diamond (Expert Only) trail Sign Markers. The Orange Oval is a fairly new one on the block. Often refered to as the "Orange Pill" it marks the sign of freestyle terrain.

 

Freestyle Terrain may contain jumps, hits, ramps, banks, fun boxes, jibs, rails, half pipes, quarter pipes, snowcross, bump terrain and other constructed or natural terrain features.

 

PRIOR to using Freestyle Terrain, you are responsible for familiarizing yourself with Freestyle Terrain and obeying all instructions, warnings and signs. Freestyle skills require maintaining control on the ground, and in the air.

 

Freestyle terrain comes in many shapes and sizes and it is important to know how to identify it on the slopes and to know the basic vocabulary. This section is dedicated to giving you some basic terrain park information.

 

The orange oval is a symbol, which identifies freestyle terrain on the hill. Check out the sample signage and vocabulary to make sure you're up to speed on the basics. Smart Style is a terrain park safety initiative, which you need to know to use terrain parks.

 

 

 

 

 

The Smart Style Program

There are three main messages that are associated with Smart Style

Look before you leap 

 Scope around the jumps first, not over them. Know your landings are clear and clear yourself out of the landing area.

 

Easy style it
Start small and work your way up. (Inverted aerials not recommended).

 

Respect gets respect
From the lift line through the park.

 Education

 

Make yourself aware of this information so you can help educate others

 

Internal department education

 

Taking time in lessons and programs to explain the info or at least let them know where they can find the info

 

Your "Responsibility Code", know the code and respect what it represents

FREESTYLE TERRAIN READ THIS!!!

Freestyle Skills Required 

 

Freestyle Terrain may contain jumps, hits, ramps, embankments, fun boxes, jibs, rails, half pipes, quarter pipes, snow-cross terrain, freestyle mogul terrain and other constructed or natural terrain features. Freestyle skill involves maintaining control on the ground and in the air. Prior to using Freestyle Terrain, it is your responsibility to familiarize yourself with all instructions and warning and to follow the Alpine Responsibility Code.

The Features vary in size and difficulty and change constantly due to snow conditions, weather, usage, modifications, grooming and time of day. It is your responsibility to inspect these features before use and throughout the day.

 

You control the degree of risk you will encounter in using these features both on the ground and in the air. Do not attempt these features unless you have sufficient ability and experience to do so safely.

 

Helmets are required.

Only one person should use a feature at a time. Wait your turn and call your start. Do not jump blindly and use a spotter when necessary. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP!! Always clear the landing area quickly.

Always ride or ski in control and within your ability level.

Individual features are closed for a reason. Do not enter the Freestyle Terrain or use features when closed

Freestyle terrain use, like all skiing and snowboarding, exposes you to the risk of serious injury.

 

 

AIRBORNE MANEUVERS and INVERTED AERIALS SUBSTANTIALLY INCREASE THE RISK OF SERIOUS INJURY AND ARE NOT RECOMMENDED

 

  

When using the Freestyle Terrain, you assume the risk of any injury that may occur. The ski area operator's liability for all injury or loss is excluded by the terms and conditions on your ticket or season pass release of liability. 

 

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