How to Ride the Snow Park | 10 Tips to Stay Safe and Have Fun!
What you will Learn in this Tutorial
This video provides 10 tips for staying safe and having fun while riding in a snow park. It covers safety guidelines for dropping in and what to do in case of an injury, as well as tactical tips for approaching jumps and rails. Jens emphasizes the importance of being aware of your surroundings, avoiding standing in someone’s way, and respecting the features and signals in the park. He also suggest techniques for getting the right speed and approach for jumps and rails, such as asking for advice from experienced riders and starting with easier tricks before progressing to more difficult ones.
- There are two ways to drop into the park: shouting “drop-in” or raising your hand.
- Be cautious when deciding when to drop and always look around to avoid collisions with other riders.
- Avoid stopping on jumps, rails, or landings to prevent accidents and being in someone’s way.
- Give a wide safety area of around 15 meters around any rail to ensure you are not impeding other riders.
- Be aware of the possibility of multiple landings and jumps on the same feature, especially for advanced riders.
- Always be on the lookout for riders coming from the side or above to avoid accidents.
- In case of a crash, assess your injuries and determine if it’s safe to stay or move to a designated safety area.
- Signaling with an X or shouting can alert other riders to avoid a potentially dangerous situation.
- Communicate with fellow riders and park staff to ensure everyone’s safety, especially in the event of a serious injury.
- Before attempting a feature, take a moment to observe it without obstructing other riders and ask for advice if needed.
- For jumps with gaps, consider the trajectory and position of the rail before approaching to prevent colliding with it.
- Practice and warm up with simpler tricks before attempting more challenging ones to ensure safety and progression in the park.