Snowbasin’s rail arsenal has grown to over 65 rails for the 2012-13 winter season. The Snowbasin park crew has been busy building the new features, many of them from recycled materials. For an easy progression, there are multiple parks at Snowbasin designed as small, medium and large. The progressive new terrain park system incorporates lessons with ski school and obstacles that are well maintained, consistently groomed, and fun for all abilities. These improvements as well as a dedicated Prinoth Bison X Snow Cat for the parks are the result of Snowbasin's continued commitment to the growing number of snowboarders and free-skiers visiting our resort.
A number of events will take place at Snowbasin this season as well.
Snowbasin promotes freestyle terrain safety.
For general guidelines, visit terrainparksafety.org.
Always remember to obey the rules of terrain park safety!
Superpipe - Large Park
Snowbasin will feature a 22' pipe for the Winter Dew Tour in February, and then change to an 18' pipe after the contest and will be cut two to three times per week. Opening day for the pipe is weather dependent.
Showboat - Large Park
This park is a modified version of the Dew Tour slopestyle course. It features large jumps and rails for the advanced rider. IT's BIG!!
Coyote Bowl - Large Park
Back by popular demand Coyote Bowl park, located in the Strawberry Base Area, will feature Snowbasin's bigger jumps and more technical rails. Expect multi jump lines with flow and increased size. Rails will be bigger and longer such as our s-rail and various multi-kinked rails.
Needles Rail Garden - Small/Medium Park
The Needles Rail Garden, located at the base area, is a huge hit! From opening day, the garden will offer a variety four to six features. During the season, the garden will expand up to three lines with three rails each.
Littlecat - Medium Park
The Littlecat Park is growing! The entire run is dedicated to our terrain parks, with medium sized jumps, multiple rail lines, and even a new wall ride feature. Look for several new jib setups throughout the season!
Powder Puff - Small Park
Located next to Littlecat Lift Powder Puff offers small jumps, rails and features for the beginner skier or snowboarder looking to venture in the park for the first time. Low to the ground box features and rolling jumps allow you to gain confidence and learn what to expect when riding in a terrain park.
Snowshoe - Small Park
This park features small jumps and rails for your learning pleasure. This area is fun for all levels but is focused on the beginner with non-intimidating setups and great flow.
Terrain Park Safety
Four main points of Smart Style
Make a Plan
- Every time you use Freestyle Terrain, make a plan for each feature you want to use.
- Your speed, approach and takeoff will directly affect your maneuver and landing.
Look Before You Leap
- Before getting into freestyle terrain observe all signage and warnings
- Scope around the jumps first not over them
- Use your first run as a warm up run and to familiarize yourself with the terrain
- Be aware that the features change constantly due to weather, usage, grooming and time of day
- Do not jump blindly and use a spotter when necessary
Easy Style It
- Know your limits and ski/ride within your ability level
- Look for small progression parks or features to begin with and work your way up
- Freestyle skills require maintaining control on the ground and in the air
- Do not attempt any features unless you have sufficient ability and experience to do so safely
- Inverted aerials increase your risk of injury and are not recommended
Respect Gets Respect
- Respect the terrain and others
- One person on a feature at a time
- Wait your turn and call your start
- Always clear the landing area quickly
- Respect all signs and stay off closed terrain and features
Be sure you Know the Code: You're Responsibility Code provides safety tips while on the slopes. Smart Style is a terrain park specific safety program that you should check out before using terrain parks.
The Snowbasin Snowsports Learning Center will utilize the terrain to heighten the skill level of their freestyle snowboard and skiing students.
Stay safe when having fun! Check out Freestyle Terrain Safety Video which we bring you together with www.terrainparksafety.org
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