Colorado Terrain Parks | Photo and Info Guides
#1 Keystone – Area 51 Terrain Park
Keystone has one of the best terrain parks in the world. This park has its own chairlift and more features than virtually any other mountain around. One of the big differences between Keystone and all of the other ski resorts is that Keystone has all of its terrain parks in the same place; the small (beginner), medium, and large jump lines, are all located inside of Area 51. This park is serviced by its own dedicated chairlift as well as several others.
#2 Buttermilk Terrain Park at Aspen/Snowmass
Buttermilk has hosted the X-Games for several years and will be hosting the Winter X-Games at least until 2015. The terrain park crew here works on a world-class level. The park at Buttermilk covers almost 2,000 feet of vertical rise. The features for each skill level have not been segregated into their own areas here as well as Buttermilk. Some skiers and riders may enjoy the long descent at Buttermilk more than Area 51 at Keystone.
#3 Breckenridge Terrain Park
The terrain parks at Breckenridge have been nominated as some of the best terrain parks in the country by several ski magazines in the recent years. Breckenridge is located in Summit County which also has the Area-51 terrain park at Keystone, and all of the Camp Woodward training facilities at Copper Mountain.
#4 Copper Mountain Terrain Park
Copper Mountain is becoming well known for its freeride team and terrain park. Copper Mountain has a partnership with Camp Woodward which has an indoor location at the base of Copper Mountain. The Woodward staff maintains the terrain parks as well as the Woodward at Copper Sports Barn. Inside of the sports barn there are several foam pit jumps, trampolines, rails, and more. This is a full indoor facility for freeriders to work on their tricks and this barn is helping Copper Mountain become a dominant force in the terrain park world. The addition of the sports barn makes Copper Mountain a candidate for the #1 freeride mountain in Colorado.
#5 Winter Park Terrain Park
The large jump line at Winter Park is located in it’s own area that is called “Dark Territory”. This park requires pre-certification of all skiers and riders who want to enter the park. This off-snow process usually only takes a few minutes and can be completed easily upon your arrival at the mountain. Having limited access to this park makes for a much more pleasureful experience if you are an advanced skier or rider.