Ski Terrain Parks Travel Insurance
A Ski Terrain Park is an outdoor area where Snowboarders and Skiers can do tricks. The roots of Ski Terrain Parks lie in regular Skate Parks, or Terrain Parks, which have ramps, jumps, rails and other features.
This is a relatively young sport, jumping and performing tricks was not allowed in any Winter Sports resorts up until the 1980s. This is changed sometime in the 1990s. Nowadays, many Winter Sports resorts offer Skiers and Snowboarders to opportunity to do tricks, jumps and other stunts. Even more so, some Resorts are even entirely focused on snow stunts.
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Ski Terrain Parks - Best in Europe
Tignes, France: known for having the longest ski season, Tignes board park is better for beginner and intermediate boarders, as the kickers are smaller. As it is sponsored by Swatch, it has the system, which means that cameras across the park will film your run and will be saved online, so you can watch, share and download it.
Mayrhofen, Austria: home to the one of the best in Europe that accommodates boarders from beginners to pros, Mayrhofen is one of the top boarding locations in Austria, hosting some of the biggest events in snowboarding, including the Aesthetiker Jam and annual Snowbombing weekend.
Chamonix, France: running alongside the Marmottons chairlift, the board park is laid out by difficulty and colour coded, so it is easy to choose the level that suits your experience. There are also plenty of kickers, rollers, rails, banked turns, table tops and a step-up.
Ski Terrain Parks - Best in America
Mammoth Mountain, California: with three award winning parks, this is a very popular place to board. Try to avoid it at the weekends though, if you do not want to face the crowds.
Buttermilk, Colorado: one of the best places for Snowboarding in the world. It is notorious for the massive jumps and step downs. If you go here in early February, you will get the chance to ride the same jumps as used in the games.
Keystone, Colorado: the A51 park has over 60 acres, divided into five main areas, with over 35 obstacles, that will provide rides for people of all skill levels. There is everything from a Beginners park to rides for the pros.
Snowmass, Colorado: boasts three parks to suit all abilities. Lowdown park is for beginners, with four jumps and five jibs. Next is Little Makaha, with fifteen jobs and four runs that is more suited to intermediate levels of ability. The main park is Snowmass Park, which has around 40 jibs and 10 runs.
California: June Mountain has two parks: Sunrise and Mambo. Mambo is more suited to beginners but the mountain offers rides that would challenge the pros. It also has the added benefits of old satellite dishes, propane tanks and wrecking balls to try out.
Northstar-At-Tahoe, California: the parks here boast some of the best designs, with Shaun White helping to design the Superpipe and the same group behind the X Games and Drew Tour features- Snow Park Technologies- sculpting four of the runs.
Ski Terrain Parks - Best in Canada
Whistler/Blackcomb, Canada: Thanks to the Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, this is area is home to more pro snowboarders than anywhere else in the world. There are chutes, bowls and parks, with the back country riding becoming ever popular. The Nintendo Terrain Park is one of the favourites here.
Ski Terrain Parks - Best in rest of the World
Snowpark, New Zealand: on the South Island, this park is a Meccas for snowboarders. There are over 40 kickers, boxes, rails and a superpipe. The park offers late night riding on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Myoko, Japan: two hours from Tokyo, the modern, floodlit park receives 40 feet of snow each winter.
Common Injuries whilst in a Ski Terrain Park
It can be easy to sustain an injury when snowboarding, with contusions and abrasions common. However, there are also a number of more serious injuries that are especially common fro snowboarders and may even require surgery if not dealt with early on. For this reason, it is vital that you are covered with your Travel Insurance.
Snowboarders Ankle: a fracture of the Talus bone that is 15% more common in snowboarders than anyone else. It is most commonly the result of a history of sprained ankles and can degenerate to the point of joint deterioration and disability and may even need surgery.
Dislocated Shoulder: easy to do and can put you out of action for two-three weeks with your arm in a sling, followed by a further six weeks of rehab.
Wrist Injuries: usually sustained as a result of a fall, as your natural reflex is to put your hand out to prevent the fall. A fractured wrist bone can leave you with your hand in a cast for up to six weeks, followed by physiotherapy.
Knee Ligament Injuries: around 30% of all skiing injuries involve the knee, with a rise in the number of ruptured knee ligaments in the last 25 years. This could be down to the new bindings and ski boots that help reduce the risk of sustaining an ankle and shin injuries, as the effects are now moved to the knee area, which is easy to twist.
You are required at all times to wear the appropriate safety equipment, for example protective clothing and / or suitable head protection.
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