Sunset Terrain Parks is a great place to show off your moves, but it also requires being smart about safety. Follow these Park Smart tips to be safe and have fun.
1. Start Small
Start with small features and work your way up. If you aren’t sure about how to use a feature, first build your skills.
2. Make a Plan
Every time you use freestyle terrain, make sure you have a plan for each feature you are going to use. Remember, your speed, approach and take-off will directly affect your maneuver and landing.
The ATML Method
Each terrain park feature can be broken down into 4 zones. Identify these zones and have a plan before using any freestyle terrain.
Approach zone is the space for setting your speed and stance to use the feature.
Takeoff zone is for making moves that start your trick.
Maneuver zone is for controlling your body in the air and setting up for landing.
Landing zone is the prepared slope between the knuckle and the run out beyond it.
3. Always Look
Before you drop, observe all signage and warnings. Scope around the jumps first, not over them. Know your landings are clear and clear yourself out of the landing area. Use your first run as a warm-up run to familiarize yourself with the park layout and features. Features can change due to usage, weather, and time of day. Inspect features throughout the day.
Respect the features and other users. One person on a feature at a time. Wait your turn and call your drop-in. Always clear the landing area quickly. Respect all signs and stay off closed features. Be respectful from the lift line, down the mountain and throughout the resort; and save your best tricks for the park.
5. Take it Easy
Know your limits. Land on your feet. Stay in control both on the ground and in the air. You can control how big or small you take the feature by varying speed and take-off.
Ride within your ability. Take a lesson if you want to build your skills and tricks.
Inverted aerials increase the chance of serious injury and are not recommended. For more safety tips and advice, check out our general safety guidelines.
Prairie Dawg Start Park
The Prairie Dawg Start Park is perfect for those looking to experience park features for the first time. Guests will encounter low profile boxes and snow features. This park is ideal for everyone in the family looking to improve their park skills.
Sunset Terrain Park
Guests with expert riding and freestyle skills are invited to check out the namesake Sunset Terrain Park, packed with our most technical jumps, rails, and custom features. Sunset is where the pros show off and where you'll find exciting events and competitions all season long.
Remember to ski and ride our parks safely and follow proper terrain park etiquette.
Participate in our events to show off your skills and have a chance to win some awesome prizes.
Check back soon for upcoming terrain park events.
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