Timberline Mountain’s terrain parks offer everything for beginner to expert park skiers and riders, and will be full of rad features all season long! With two terrain parks and a variety of features, our freestyle terrain has enough to challenge and inspire all levels of skiers and snowboarders who aspire to build their skills. Our park builders use their expertise to create unique features to keep park rats coming back for more day after day!
Snow Squall Terrain Park
If you are just getting started out with freestyle maneuvers or if you want to dial in a new trick, Timberline Mountain’s Snow Squall Terrain Park is the place to be! To help gain confidence in freestyle terrain, this beginner-friendly park includes features like gentle rollers, mini-boxes, and small jumps, so you can start jibbing and shredding at any age!
Snow Squall has a convenient rope tow lift that will allow you to lap the mini-park all day long, getting in more repetitions than ever before!
Thunder Snow Terrain Park
Once you are comfortable in Snow Squall Terrain Park and are looking for the next challenge, Thunder Snow Terrain Park is sure to entertain you for years! This intermediate to expert terrain park offers medium to large features, including sculpted jumps, technical rails, wall rides, jibs, and more!
Terrain Park and Freestyle Safety
It is important that you educate yourself on the proper use and progression of terrain parks and the features that you may use prior to entering any terrain park. It is your responsibility to familiarize yourself with all instructions, warnings, and signs and to understand PARK SMART for your safety, and for the safety of others.
Helmets are strongly recommended for all skiers and boarders, especially while skiing and riding in our parks.
The five main points of Park Smart include:
- START SMALL If you are just getting into the park for the first time, or the 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.
- 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.
- ALWAYS LOOK Before you drop. Before getting into freestyle terrain observe all signage and warnings. Use your first run as a warm-up 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 throughout the day.
- RESPECT 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. Be smart when you are heading down the mountain or to the lift and save your best tricks for the park.
- 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…