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.