Giants Ridge Ski Area is closed for the season. The golf courses will open soon, as weather permits. We had an awesome winter, and are looking forward to a fantastic golf season! We've got some great food events coming up - check them out! See April hours for Burnt Onion Kitchen & Brews.
Garmisch Terrain Park
The Garmisch park is on the South side of the hill. This park will suit all riding abilities with a variety of boxes, rails, tubes and two intermediate jumps. The run is nearly 3/4 of a mile long with a skate park flow. Numerous lines thru the park will give you options for days. Resets will happen as time permits.
Grenoble Terrain Park
This is our 'big" park. Located above the Burnt Onion, adjacent to Helsinki, it has jumps from 20-35 feet with the landings built steep so you can send it. A few rails and tubes in more advanced set ups allow riders to go big. We also have a snow pool built at the top along with a couple hips and side hits. Again, lots of lines to get creative on.
Placid Beginners Park
As the name suggests this is our learning park. A small ride on box and ride on flat rail allow young riders the opportunity to learn how to ride park features. Below them are two small jumps to get a little air. Everything here is low to the ground with safety in mind. The intermediate rider will find these features the perfect size to learn switch tricks or spins onto.
Off to the side of our magic carpet we have a flat box and a rainbow box. These are the perfect sized boxes to bring the youngest of riders on. It has enough pitch to free ride on or get pulled with a leash.
We have a few spots on the hill gladed out with some pillow lines. More will get cut in the coming seasons. We have very rocky terrain so please wait till we have a a good base! Don't wreck your equipment!!
Freestyle Terrain is becoming more and more popular at resorts and proper use is important . The National Ski Areas Association and Burton Snowboards have developed the "Smart Style” Freestyle Terrain Safety initiative, a cooperative effort to continue the proper use and progression of freestyle terrain at mountain resorts, while also delivering a unified message that is clear, concise, and effective.
The 4 main points of Smart Style
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.
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
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
Respect Gets Respect
Respect the terrain and others (Freestyle terrain is for everyone regardless of equipment or ability)
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