Mt. Bachelor's terrain parks are named for the famous beaches along the Oregon Coast. Natural wave-like terrain allows Mt. Bachelor's terrain park builders to incorporate the flowing, natural terrain into their park designs. The Terrain Parks team works to craft and shape jumps, rails, boxes, jibs and other creative features for all ability levels. The result is a fun, challenging, unique and well-maintained terrain park complex!
about mt. bachelor terrain parks
TERRAIN PARKS CENTRAL
Terrain Parks Central is the largest complex of terrain parks at Mt. Bachelor. Conveniently located along the Skyliner Express lift, Parks Central is easy to get to from everywhere on the mountain.
Parks Central is a cluster of four distinct terrain parks, each with its own identity and flavor:
The upper-most park in Parks Central, the entrance to Pacific City is off of Avalanche run, near the top of the Skyliner lift. Pacific City benefits from abundant snowfall, allowing it to be the first park to open each season. A diverse set of changing features serve park riders of all ability levels.
Seaside offers a ranges of features dialed for all park riders. Drop in from the West Village Getback, or simply continue downhill from Pacific City. Seaside and Pacific City together form a park lap that is nearly one mile long!
Also just below the West Village Getback, Cannon Beach is another alternative for park riders of all abilities. Jumps, rails, boxes and other features frequently change throughout the season, allowing for a large variety of shredding fun!
Dialed for advanced park riders, The Point is where you'll typically find the largest jumps at Mt. Bachelor. Start your park lap on Pacific City, then flow right into The Point to finish the lap with big air!
TERRAIN PARKS EAST
Terrain Parks East is served by the Sunrise Express and Rainbow lifts on the eastern "sunnier" side of the mountain.
Short Sands is the perfect park for beginner and low-intermediate park riders. A small jump line serves as a confidence builder and small rails and boxes provide a fun place to practice new jibbing skills!
TERRAIN PARKS WEST
Terrain Parks West is served by the Pine Marten Express and Red lifts, just above West Village.
Slopestyle and boarder/skier cross courses that come & go based on the event calendar.
The only in-ground, 22' halfpipe on the west coast between Lake Tahoe and Canada!
Know your limits and ability level and select the appropriate Freestyle Terrain for you. Your condition, speed, balance, body movements, alignment, trajectory and maneuver difficulty will DIRECTLY AFFECT YOUR DESIRED OUTCOME.
Know the intended use of the Freestyle Terrain you have chosen. For example, some features are intended to be used in a series with no stopping and some individually with stopping areas; jump takeoffs are for jumping and rail takeoffs are for entering onto rails. Your actions can take you out of balance and cause serious injury or death, no matter how the feature is designed or where you land. Land on your feet! Transitions are changes in the shape and pitch of the snow or feature, or changes from one type of sliding surface to another. Transitions can be gentle or abrupt, and demand that users be alert and respond to them with accurate movements.
Know where to land. The SWEET SPOT is between the "knuckle" and center of the landing zone. Even if you land on or near the sweet spot, you can still be seriously injured or die if your landing posture is not correct.
INVERTED MANEUVERS ARE NOT RECOMMENDED.
BE AWARE that features change constantly due to snow conditions, weather, usage, grooming and time of day.
Read and obey all posted signs, instructions and warnings before using Freestyle Terrain. Some resorts designate features as small, medium and large. Be aware these ratings are determined by size, not degree of difficulty, and are relative only to that resort.
Four Main Points Of Smart Style
1. MAKE A PLAN
Every time you use Freestyle Terrain, make a plan for each feature you want to use.
Your speed, approach and takeoff will directly affect your maneuver and landing.
2. 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
3. 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
4. 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
Be sure you Know the Code : You're Responsibility Code provides safety tips while on the slopes. Smart Style is a terrain park specific safety program that you should check out before using terrain parks.
Each feature can be broken down into four zones. Identify these zones and have a plan before using any Freestyle Terrain.
APPROACH ZONE is the space for setting your speed and stance to use the feature.
TAKEOFF ZONE is for making moves that start your trick.
MANEUVER ZONE is for controlling your body in the air and setting up for landing.
LANDING ZONE is the prepared slope between the knuckle and the runout beyond it.
Your Responsibility Code
Skiing and snowboarding can be enjoyed in many ways. At ski areas you may see people using alpine, snowboard, telemark, cross country and other specialized ski equipment, such as that used by disabled or other skiers. Regardless of how you decide to enjoy the slopes, always show courtesy to others and be aware that there are elements of risk in skiing that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce. Observe the code listed below and share with other skiers the responsibility for a great skiing experience.
Always stay in control.
People ahead of you have the right of way.
Stop in a safe place for you and others.
Whenever starting downhill or merging, look uphill and yield.
Use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
Observe signs and warnings, and keep off closed trails.
Know how to use the lifts safely.
Be safety conscious and KNOW THE CODE. IT'S YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.