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Park Etiquette and
Education Program

PEEPs is the smart start to an award-winning experience. Earn your PEEPs Pass right here as you learn about terrain parks, their associated risks and proper terrain park etiquette. These fundamental principles are essential to an awesome park experience here at Sunday River - and terrain parks everywhere.
Home to a full progression of terrain parks, Sunday River offers features for all ages and abilities. From the Mixing Bowl Park, all the way up to our world renowned T-72 Park, home to Maine's only Superpipe.

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Snowboarder in halfpipe
Skier under Chondola on rail
Skier on staircase

Freestyle Terrain May Include:

Jumps, hits, ramps, banks, boxes, jibs, rails, half pipes, quarter pipes, snow-cross, bump terrain and other constructed or natural terrain features.  PRIOR to using Freestyle Terrain, you are responsible for familiarizing yourself with Freestyle Terrain and obeying all instructions, warnings and signs.

Skier on rail
Skier on jump
Snowboarder on wall ride

Know Your Limits And Ability Level

Freestyle skills require maintaining control on the ground, and in the air. Your condition, speed, balance, body movements, alignment to the feature, trajectory, and maneuver will directly affect your desired outcome. Like elsewhere on the mountain the use of freestyle terrain, exposes you to the risk of serious injury or death.  Always remember to look before you drop into a feature and warm up on smaller features.

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The Orange Oval.

This symbol identifies areas on a ski resort that may have freestyle terrain. Signs containing this orange oval are located at the entrance to terrain parks around the resort. A Terrain Park is a designated area of a ski resort that contains natural and/or manmade freestyle terrain features, such as jumps and jibs.

This is the symbol for freestyle terrain.

This orange oval symbol designates freestyle terrain such as parks and pipes. Spot this symbol around the resort and expect freestyle terrain ahead.

Inverted maneuvers are NOT RECOMMENDED.

Resort Map
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Have you seen these signs?

Our resort designate terrain parks as either X-Small (XS), Small (S), Medium (M), or Large (L), due to the size of the freestyle terrain features found within them.  This designation indicates the size of the largest features you will experience while within that terrain park.  Keep in mind you may encounter features that are smaller in size due to feature progression and flow within our terrain parks.  
At the terrain park entrance, you will find signage that designates size.  Beware these ratings are determined by size, not degree of difficulty, and are relative only to the resort you are currently visiting.  We recommend you start with the smallest park and work your way up.


Snowboarder in X-Small features

[ Freestyle Terrain ]

Snowboarder in small features

[ Freestyle Terrain ]

Snowboarders looking at a sign

[ Freestyle Terrain ]

Snowboarder sending a sick trick off a large jump.

[ Freestyle Terrain ]

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Skier on rail
Jib park
  1. 1

    What does the orange oval stand for?

  2. 2

    When you see an orange oval that has "S" inside of it, what does that mean? S

  3. 3

    These are some types of freestyle terrain?

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Be Smart!

Park Smart represents five fundamental ideas that will help you and your friends have a better terrain park experience. Know them! Use them!

Skier on box

Start Small

Work your way up. Build your skills.

Make A Plan

Every feature. Every time.


Always Look

Before your drop.



The features and other users.


Take It Easy

Know your limits. Land on your feet.

Park Smart Rules
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Be Aware!

Features change constantly due to snow conditions, weather, usage, grooming, and time of day.

Transitions are changes in shape and pitch of the snow or feature, or changes from one type of sliding surface to another.  Transitions can be gentle or abrupt, and demand that users be alert and respond to them with accurate movements.

Find the "sweet spot" on the landing, this is the area between the "knuckle" and center of the landing zone.  Even if you land on or near the "sweet spot", you can still be seriously injured or die if your landing posture is not correct.  Land on your feet!

Park crew with rakes
Snowboarder landing on the deck.

Know The Intended Use

Some park features are designed for skiers and riders to be used in sequence, with no stopping between features. Others are designed with rest areas throughout where skiers and riders can stop and take a break.

Jump features are designed and constructed for aerial maneuvers and reaching the landing zone. Rails and other jib features often have smaller takeoffs in front of them, designed to help you use the feature before going to the landing zone. Do not use rail takeoffs as jump features - it is not their intended use.

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ATML Method

Each feature can be broken down into 4 zones. Identify those zones and have a plan before using any Freestyle Terrain.

  1. 1Approach Zone is the space for setting your speed and stance to use the feature.

  2. 2Takeoff Zone is for making moves that start your trick.

  3. 3Maneuver Zone is for controlling your body in the air and setting up for landing.

  4. 4Landing Zone is the prepared slope between the knuckle and the runout beyond it.

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  1. 1

    Select 1 aspect of Park Smart

  2. 2

    Always "Be Aware" of?

  3. 3

    Choose the answer from below that correctly describes "ATML".

Answer correctly to advance

Ready Action!

Use ATML as a mental checklist to help you figure out how to use terrain park features as safely as possible. Know your limits and your abilities!

  1. 1Approach: All your prep prior to taking off

    How much speed is too much? Are you positioned correctly?

  2. 2 Takeoff: Setting the maneuver in motion

    Are you lined up to do what you want to do?

  3. 3 Maneuver: The style zone! Control and style between your takeoff and landing

    Can you follow the flow of the feature? How do you pull it all together

  4. 4 Landing: Get it back on the snow and in control

    How do you end up on your feet and ride away from the feature?

ATML Method snowboarder
ATML Method Snowboarder Progression
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Body Position

It is extremely important to have correct body positioning before leaving the takeoff.  Being unbalanced may cause you to crash.  Leaning back on your skis or board, also known as "getting in the backseat" will most likely cause backward rotation. This is never good and could cause serious injury.

Remember stay balanced on your equipment and land on your feet!!  

Stay balanced over your equipment!
Land on your feet!
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Some keys to stopping Backward Rotation

  • DO NOT lean back.  DO NOT get in the backseat!
  • Stay balanced over your feet!
  • Be in control of your body and equipment.
  • Know what different transition intensity feels like.
  • Learn to pump.
  • Control your speed and know what speed you need.
  • Learn how to ollie!
  • Again...stay balanced and DO NOT lean back!!

Don't get in the back seat
DO NOT get in the backseat!
Learn to control your body and equipment!
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Know the code of the park

Terrain parks have a code of conduct, just like the rest of the mountain.  Here, the PEEPs monster demonstrates some examples of park etiquette. Using and observing these simple rules and actions can help you understand what's happening below, inform other park users of your intentions and communicate with resort park staff. Abiding by this code and using it inside of any terrain park will help make your day more enjoyable.

Call your drop
Wait your turn...no one likes being snaked!
Park staff working hard! Give them some space!
Monster showing hand symbols for closed and open.
Use hand signals in the park...pay attention to others!
Don't Stop on Landings
Never stop on landings...it could ruin your day!
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  1. 1

    From the list below, which can you apply the ATML Method to in a terrain park:

  2. 2

    When "Approaching" a jump for the first time, do you:

  3. 3

    When preparing for "Take-off" for a rail, are you:

Answer correctly to advance