Smart Style

Safety and Etiquette

Stevens Pass Terrain Parks provide lots of fun, but safety and proper use is important. Using common sense and being aware can help reduce the risks inherent with any sport. Specialized equipment such as helmets and wrist guards may help to reduce the incidence or severity of injury.  For more information and Park Education go to: or

Freestyle terrain may include half-pipes, as well as terrain parks and terrain features. They are proved for your enjoyment and offer adventure, challenge and fun. However, freestyle terrain use, like all skiing and riding, exposes you to the risk of serious injury or even death. Prior to using freestyle terrain, it is your responsibility to familiarize yourself with all instructions and warnings and to follow the Responsibility Code and park etiquette.

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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 Does It

Start small and work your way up. (Inverted aerials not recommended).

4. Respect Gets Respect

From the lift line through the park.

ATML Model: 

ATML is an acronym for Approach, Takeoff, Maneuver, and Landing. It breaks down usage of terrain features into four zones. Each zone requires certain actions and tactics from the user and these actions directly impact each subsequent zone. Each feature can be broken down into 4 zones. Identify these zones and have a plan before using any freestyle terrain.

Approach zone is space for setting your speed and stance to use the feature.

Take-Off zone is for making moves that start your trick.

Maneuver Zone is for controlling your body in the air and setting up for landing.

Landing Zone is the slope between the knuckle and the run out beyond it.

Your Responsibility Code

Skiing and snowboarding can be enjoyed in many ways. At Stevens you may see people using alpine, snowboard, telemark, cross country and other specialized ski equipment, such as that used by disabled or other skiers. Regardless of how you decide to enjoy our slopes, always show courtesy to others and be aware that there are elements of risk in skiing that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce. Observe the code listed below and share with other skiers the responsibility for a great skiing experience.

  1. Always stay in control.
  2. People ahead of you have the right of way.
  3. Stop in a safe place for you and others.
  4. Whenever starting downhill or merging, look uphill and yield.
  5. Use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
  6. Observe signs and warnings, and keep off closed trails.
  7. Know how to use the lifts safely.

 Other Park Rules & Etiquette

  • No Ducking rope or fences
  • No side Jumping off rail/box Features
  • Stop in a safe place
  • Stay away from features while staff is working on.
  • If you are not Using features Stay away from them or exit the park. 

Be safety conscious and

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