Smart Style

The Smart Style DVD has wrapped up filming and is right here!

Watch the video below.  We think this is the best Smart Style video yet.

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Check out some sweet shots from the filming of the video below. 

 

Terrain features are becoming more popular at resorts and proper use is important . The National Ski Areas Association and Burton Snowboards have developed the “Smart Style” Terrain Park Safety initiative, a cooperative effort to continue the proper use and progression of terrain parks at mountain resorts, while also delivering a unified message that is clear, concise, and effective.

 

There are four main messages in the “Smart Style” program.

Please read below and make sure you are familiar with slope safety before using any terrain feature and ALWAYS follow “Your Responsibility Code“. Click here to download the Smart Style poster.

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

  • 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.

To find out more you can also visit www.freestyleterrain.org.

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