If you are one who enjoys a basic ski slope, but prefers a rush of adrenaline while skiing, you are probably familiar with terrain parks. While many terrain parks step up the thrill level of skiing, there are some that particularly stand out in the USA.
Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Pennsylvania
This popular ski resort features multiple terrain parks, some of which are outstanding for thrill-seekers. Seven Springs Mountain Resort is famous for its Superpipe, which is the only 22′ Olympic standard half-pipe in the East. Along with this is their Streets terrain park, which has urban features to ski through, such as handrails and stair sets.
Mammoth Mountain in California
Mammoth Mountain Ski Area features various terrain parks for the adrenaline junkie. The ski area contains its infamous Unbound Terrain Parks that feature parks of various difficulties. However, thrill-seekers may take the most interest in their Main Park, which features 1 large jump, 1 medium jump, and 11 jibs.
Park City in Utah
While Park City may have been an obvious addition to the list, it deserves to be recognized. Their King’s Crown park is known for its long landings and exhilarating thrills, while their Canyons parks feature various difficulties and different types of jibs.
Breckenridge in Colorado
Another famous resort, Breckenridge features many well-known terrain parks. This includes their famous Park Lane and Freeway parks, which have many rails and gigantic jumps for the experienced skier. Along with the thrilling park are the countless other attractions and sights to see in the town of Breckenridge.
Stratton Mountain Resort in Vermont
This resort’s East Byrneside terrain park was partially designed by Olympic Medalists Lindsey Jacobellis and Ross Powers. Stratton Mountain was ranked as having the second best terrain parks in the East, along with being ranked in the top five by USA Today.
Whether you’re a longtime skier/snowboarder or a beginner, terrain parks can boost the thrills of skiing through their jibs, jumps, and exhilarating opportunities for tricks. Making a stop at any of the ski resorts listed above can give you thrilling opportunities that will be remembered for life.