When it comes to snowboarding in the Midwest, Giants Ridge is home to the hottest terrain park to be found. No matter your skill level, year after year, our terrain park features rival some of the best terrain parks in our corner of the snow sports world. #GiantJumps. #GiantAir. #GiantFun = guaranteed. Let ‘er ride this season in the Giants Ridge terrain park and make some #GiantMemories.
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!!
Terrain Park Safety
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.
Make a Plan
Look Before You Leap
Easy Style It
Respect Gets Respect
Watch the Terrain Smart Style video below and read more about NSAA’s Terrain Park Smart Style
Watch the Know the Code video below and read more about NSAA’s Responsibility Code – Snow the Code