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Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Terrain Park Challenge Set For Saturday at Snowbird

The Jeep Terrain Park Challenge will be held at Snowbird on Saturday, March 8, to promote ski and snowboard safety at terrain parks.

firsttracksonline.com has this article about the event. Below are excerpts.

Terrain parks, one of the nation’s newest and fastest growing trends, push skiing and snowboarding to the extreme as riders navigate through a series of pipes, rails, tabletops and other obstacles, while pulling off tricks or getting air. With the increasing number of terrain park riders, however, comes a risk of injury to beginner and expert riders alike. To address this concern, Snowbird Resort will bring together skiers and snowboarders to one of the nation’s best terrain parks and trains riders how to avoid injury when seeking big air or attempting extreme stunts. The Jeep Terrain Park Challenge guides riders through the National Ski Area Association’s Smart Style program, emphasizing awareness of surroundings, knowing one’s limits, and respecting other riders.

Read the entire article.

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