Park Report

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Mountain High is an all-mountain terrain park, terrain features may exist on all open trails.  Mountain High Resort suggests that you consider wearing a helmet. In some situations it may prevent or reduce injury.  However, helmets can give you a false sense of security so you should always use your best judgment and ride/ski within your ability.


 

Terrain Park Safety & Etiquette

Freestyle Terrain may contain jumps, hits, ramps, banks, fun boxes, jibs, rails, half pipes, quarter pipes, 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 use, like skiing and snowboarding, exposes you to the risk of serious injury.

  • Freestyle Terrain contains man-made and natural terrain variations.
  • Freestyle Terrain changes constantly due to weather and use.
  • Inspect Freestyle Terrain before using and throughout the day.
  • In jumping and using this terrain, there are risks of serious injury.
  • Be courteous and respect others.
  • One user on a terrain feature at a time.
  • Never jump blindly - use a spotter when necessary. Look Before you leap.
  • Use the features responsibly: control you body on the ground and in the air.
  • Always clear the landing area quickly.
  • Always ride or ski in control and within your ability.
  • Aerial somersaulting maneuvers are not recommended.
  • Please do not sit or stand on the features.
  • Please do not block the paths to the features.

 

Your Responsibility Code

Winter resorts can be enjoyed in many ways. At Mountain High you may see people using skis, snowboards, snowskates, or other specialized equipment such as adaptive gear. Regardless of how you enjoy the slopes, always show courtesy to others and be aware that there are elements of risk that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce. Know your Responsibility Code and help educate other guests on the proper rules and etiquette of the mountain.

  1. Always stay in control and be able to stop or avoid other people or objects.
  2. People ahead of your have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.
  3. You must not stop where you obstruct a trail or are not visible from above.
  4. Whenever starting downhill or merging into a trail, look uphill and yield to others.
  5. Always use devices to help prevent run away equipment.
  6. Observe all posted signs and warnings. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
  7. Prior to using any lift, you must have the knowledge and ability to load, ride and unload safely.

Skiers or snowboarders found skiing/boarding out of control and/or behaving recklessly will have their ticket confiscated.


Smart Style

No one likes to be cut off in the park and no one wants to see parks become extinct because of liability concerns. There are the main messages associated with Smart Style.

1. 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.

2. 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.

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

4. Respect gets respect
From the lift line through the park.


ATML Method

A = Approach Zone is the space for setting your speed and stance to use the feature.

T = Take-Off Zone is for making moves that start your trick.

M = Maneuver Zone is for controlling your body in the air and setting up for landing.

L = Landing Zone is the prepared slope between the knuckle and the run out beyond.


Terrain park etiquette that users should be aware of includes, but is not limited to the following.

  • Trail ratings do not apply to terrain features.
  • You are the sole judge of your ability. Know your limitations and ride within them.
  • Terrain feature shapes and surfaces change with the weather and use.
  • Use spotters when landing area is not visible.
  • Do not stop on landing areas.
  • Use of terrain features can be dangerous. The rider assumes all risks of injury or death.
  • Inverted aerial maneuvers are not recommended.