Colorado

Terrain Parks

The purpose of Crested Butte's terrain park program is to provide riders and skiers with a higher fun factor than they could find on typical groomed or natural terrain. Learning is fun and finishing your day safely is fun, so we emphasize education, safety, and progression throughout all of our park offerings.

We encourage all park users to clearly understand the Smart Style model. Be sure to check out our Safety Page for more details!

Crested Butte Mountain Resort has three terrain parks. The high quality of the program can be attributed to the crew of snowmakers, cat operators and park rangers that are committed to building and maintaining features that are awesome.

It is our goal to complement the challenging natural terrain of Crested Butte so that riders and skiers can progress in as many disciplines as possible. The Crested Butte Park Staff is dedicated to offering a wide selection of features that will give riders the opportunity to build their skills in a variety of applications.

Get started in the Keystone and Painter Boy Parks. You will be ready to move to the Cascade Park once you have some grabs on lock, are working out some spinning maneuvers and can slide across plastic or metal without adding a hematoma to your hip. Ride it all.

  • Cascade Park

    This is a terrific park zone. Boxes and Rails will co-mingle with the natural terrain to offer some creative jib opportunities. Jumps in the 25 – 35 foot range will allow riders to gain confidence in the air, expand their bag of tricks and dial in their style. The lower portion of the park will offer a sequence of three large jumps that will make even the best pilots smile. Keep an eye to the woods for some kind organic features to appear throughout the winter.

  • Painter Boy

    The PB Park is designed to offer the most user friendly features in the park system. If you are just getting started, you will have small, simple features to learn on. Move over 20 feet and the next level is there for you. Move over again and step up to jumps that will prepare you to cross over the hill and check out the Cascade Park. Also a great place to work on new tricks before taking them to larger features. This is usually the warmest place on the mountain and you can fuel up with a quad espresso at Ten Peaks before rolling in to the park. Sunshine, caffeine, and jumps. What could be better?

Safety Information

While enjoying the freestyle terrain that Crested Butte has to offer, the main goal is to have fun and stay safe. By following these Smart Style safety rules, everyone can have fun in the park.

  • 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
  • Scope around the jumps first, not over them. Know landings are clear, and clear yourself out of the landing area.
  • Easy style it
  • Start small and work your way up. (Inverted aerials not recommended).
  • Respect gets respect
  • From the lift line through the park

To keep the park and pipe environment safe, Crested Butte Mountain Resort marks all Freestyle Terrain with orange oval signs. When entering this terrain, know your limits. Follow any instructions that resort employees give regarding closures and hazards. Take a look at the trail map to become familiar with the locations of Freestyle Terrain. Take the time to educate yourself on Smart Style, and tell your friends about it too. If you follow these safety tips, you are guaranteed to have fun.

Visit the National Ski Areas Association Smart Style Website to learn more about terrain park safety.

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