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Smart Style

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Smart Style is a terrain park specific safety program that you should check out before using terrain parks. Be sure you Know the Code, too: Your Responsibility Code provides safety tips while on the slopes. The 4 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
  • For more hints on how to Smart Style it, including Stuff to Know, the ATML method, Vocab, and helpful videos, check out the Terrain Park Safety Website
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