Riding off the side's and corners of a feature takeoff ramp
What a majority of people don't realize is that most of the park danger, is not the kids flying in the air over rails & snow features, but the beginners to the park who may unknowingly sit or stand on landing hills, or may misuse feature take off ramps by using them as jumps.
Problem #1: in the park is the innocent bystander(s) being caught in the landing area – whether sitting, standing or crossing to the other side of the trail. This is extremely dangerous; many times skiers/riders can't see them until it's too late and are already in the air. Both people can be seriously injured, either by being landed on or by the jumper trying to change maneuvers to avoid hitting the other person.
Problem #2: The other park danger is using the ramps, which are meant as a take off ramps for snow features, boxes and rails, as small jumps (and this is difficult for people because they do look like little jumps).
There are three potential issues with this:
- Hitting these transitions inappropriately as a jump usually sends the skier/rider off to the side of the trail (the safe ski zone) where unsuspecting skiers/riders can get hit.
- It breaks down the hit, putting grooves in the take off, etc., making it dangerous for skiers/riders trying to use the take off ramp properly.
- The skier/rider misusing the take off ramp runs the risk of injuring themselves by falling into the feature (rail or box, etc.) if something goes wrong with take off, if they fall or catch an edge.
Our Freestyle Terrain staff will be revoking freestyle terrain pass privileges to anyone who is not utilizing our freestyle terrain safely, or who may be causing or creating an unsafe environment for others.
Remember: Respect gets respect. Respect the terrain and others.