Smart Style-Smart Park video
Freestyle Terrain Designations
Freestyle Terrain has four levels of progression and designation for size. Start small and work your way up. It is your responsibility to familiarize yourself with the terrain before attempting any of the procedures.
Inverted aerials and maneuvers are prohibited
Five Main Points of Smart Style:
1. START SMALL
If you are just getting into the park for the first time, or first time that day, start with small features and work your way up. If you aren’t sure about how to use a feature, build your skills first.
When starting out, look for small progression parks and features and then work your way up to medium or large parks and features. Freestyle Terrain comes in different sizes so make sure and start small and work your way up before going into larger parks.
2. MAKE A PLAN
Every time you use freestyle terrain 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.
When first inspecting the jumps consider the following elements of each jump:
(A) The approach zone is for setting your speed and stance
(T) The Take-off zone is for making moves that start your trick
(M) The Maneuver zone is for controlling your style
(L) The Landing Zone is for getting straight and riding away clean.
3. ALWAYS LOOK
Before you drop. Before getting into freestyle terrain observe all signage and warnings.
Use your first run as a warm run and to familiarize yourself with the park layout and features
Remember that the features change constantly due to weather, usage and time of day so it is important to continue to inspect features through out the day.
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.
Remember that respect is important both in the park, and on the rest of the resort. So be smart when you are heading down the mountain or to the lift and save your best tricks for the park.
5. TAKE IT EASY
Know your limits. Land on your feet.
Ride within your ability and consider taking a lesson if you want to build your knowledge, skills, and bag of tricks.
Stay in control both on the ground and in the air.
Remember you can control how big or small you take the feature by varying speed and take off.
Inverted aerials increase the chance of serious injury and are not recommended.
YOU ARE IN CONTROL
Don’t get in the backseat
Control your speed
Land on your feet
YOU ARE IN CONTROL…
When using the Freestyle Terrain, you assume the risk of any injury that may occur. The ski area operator’s liability is excluded by the terms and conditions on your ticket or season pass release of liability.