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The purpose of Crested Butte's terrain park program is to provide riders and skiers with a higher fun factor than they could find on typical groomed or natural terrain. Learning is fun and finishing your day safely is fun, so we emphasize education, safety and progression throughout all of our park offerings.
We encourage all park riders to clearly understand the Park Smart model. Be sure to check out our Safety Page for more details!
Crested Butte Mountain Resort has three terrain parks. The high quality of the program can be attributed to the crew of snowmakers, cat operators and park rangers that are committed to building and maintaining features that are awesome.
It is our goal to complement the challenging natural terrain of Crested Butte so that riders and skiers can progress in as many disciplines as possible. The Crested Butte Park staff is dedicated to offering a wide selection of features that will give riders the opportunity to build their skills in a variety of applications.
Get started in thePainter Boy Park. You will be ready to move to the Cascade Park once you have some grabs on lock, are working out some spinning maneuvers and can slide across plastic or metal without adding a hematoma to your hip. Ride it all.
This is a terrific park zone. Boxes and Rails will co-mingle with the natural terrain to offer some creative jib opportunities. Jumps in the 25 – 35 foot range will allow riders to gain confidence in the air, expand their bag of tricks and dial in their style. The lower portion of the park will offer a sequence of three large jumps that will make even the best pilots smile. Keep an eye to the woods for some kind organic features to appear throughout the winter.
The PB Park is designed to offer the most user friendly features in the park system. If you are just getting started, you will have small, simple features to learn on. Move over 20 feet and the next level is there for you. Move over again and step up to jumps that will prepare you to cross over the hill and check out the Cascade Park. Also a great place to work on new tricks before taking them to larger features. This is usually the warmest place on the mountain and you can fuel up with a quad espresso at Ten Peaks before rolling in to the park. Sunshine, caffeine and jumps. What could be better?
Smith Hill Terrain Park
Smith Hill is a new offering for the Terrain Park program at CBMR this year. Accessed from the Red Lady Express and just uphill of the Keystone Terrain Park, this new zone present riders with the opportunity to link another 6 features on the way down the front side of the mountain and options to be able to change your line on the next lap. The Smith Hill Park currently has a variety of metal features and a some fun hip/bank/quarter features built into the natural shape of the terrain. This park will morph as we receive more snow throughout the season.