This terrain park safety initiative began in 2001 with the help of the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA), Burton Snowboards and a host of other contributing sponsors. The goal of Smart Style is to educate riders about freestyle terrain safety. The orange oval is the symbol used to designate freestyle terrain and is usually posted at the top of the terrain park or pipe.
The SMART Safety Program has 4 Main Messages
- 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.
- 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.
- EASY STYLE IT: Start small and work your way up. (Inverted aerials not recommended).
- RESPECT GETS RESPECT: From the lift line through the park
PEEPS - Park Etiquette & Education Program
The BOYNE PEEPs is our very own terrain park etiquette and education program. Once you've completed the short interactive presentation, you will be entitled to one PEEPs Pass and the know-how to use our park features to have more FUN! At Boyne Highlands, we pride ourselves on our terrain parks - and on our commitment to safety and skier/boarder etiquette. Knowing your park etiquette and being educated about terrain parks will always give you a better terrain park experience!