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 referred 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.
Always ride or ski in control and within your ability level.
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.
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.
Individual features are closed for a reason. Do not enter the Freestyle Terrain or use features when closed.
The Smart Style Program
Make a Plan - Every time you use freestyle terrain, make a plan for each feature you want to use. Your speed, approach and take off will directly affect your maneuver and landing.
Look Before you Leap - Scope around the jumps first, not over them. Know landings are clean and clear yourself out of the landing area.
Easy Style It - Start small and work your way up (inverted aerials are not recommended).
Respect Gets Respect - From the lift through the park.
Make yourself aware of this information and help educate others!