Smart Style

Smart _styleThe National Ski Areas Association and Burton Snowboards would like to welcome you to the "Smart Style" Terrain Park Safety initiative. A cooperative effort with the help of the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) and the American Association of Snowboard Instructors (AASI) that emphasizes the proper use of terrain parks while delivering a unified message.

The Smart Style video along with the TerrainParkSafety.org work
together to emphasize the importance of safety in terrain parks across the
country.  Please visit the www.TerrainParkSafety.org for a comprehensive look at the
Smart Style program. 

The Smart Style Terrain Park Safety Program has Four Main Messages:

  1. 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.
  2. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP
    Scope around the jumps first, not over them. Know your landings are clear and clear yourself out of the landing area.
  3. EASY STYLE IT
    Start small and work your way up. (Inverted aerials not recommended).
  4. RESPECT GETS RESPECT
    From the lift line through the park.

 

Spreading the Message is Important. Don't go if you don't know!