Safety is essential when skiing or riding the parks or natural features around the mountain. Always warm up, work your way up, and follow the Smart Style/Park Smart tips to stay safe and have fun!
The Village Terrain Park
New for the 2018-19 season, terrain park skiers and riders, as well as those new to terrain park features, will enjoy a brand new venue to progress their skills as Diamond Peak’s master park builders will be concentrating the resort’s terrain park features in a new lower-mountain zone called “The Village at Diamond Peak.”
“We’re trying to create more than just a new terrain park here at Diamond Peak,” said Matt Melilli, Diamond Peak’s Slope Maintenance Manager and Lead Terrain Park Builder. “We want to build this into a place where you can feel a part of something… part of a community.”
Accessible from all areas of the mountain, the new Village Terrain Park location will allow park riders to explore more of the mountain before taking a lap through the park, or simply enjoy quick park-only laps via the Red Fox chairlift. The Village Terrain Park will take over what used to be the Penguin and Dusty’s Delight ski runs, as well as a portion of lower Wiggle, creating a comprehensive arena for Diamond Peak’s park staff to build features for all ability levels and conditions. Centralizing Diamond Peak’s terrain parks will also allow park staff to spend more time grooming and maintaining the features to ensure consistent conditions and maximum fun.
The Village terrain park is the brainchild of Melilli and Assistant Slope Maintenance Manager Tim Hay, both of whom have extensive experience constructing boundary-pushing terrain park features for events such as the Burton U.S. Open, the Dew Tour, and Snowboard Magazine’s annual Superpark competition. Both Melilli and Hay are excited to debut a huge selection of new progression-oriented boxes and rails in The Village park this winter, as well as show off the shaping capabilities of Diamond Peak’s two PistenBully Park Pro grooming machines.
View the Trail Map to see where Diamond Peak's terrain features are located. All terrain parks and features are snow and conditions permitting.
Park Smart Terrain Park Safety Tips
- START SMALL - Work your way up. Build your skills.
- MAKE A PLAN - Every feature. Every time.
- ALWAYS LOOK - Before you drop.
- RESPECT - The features and other users.
- TAKE IT EASY - Know your limits. Land on your feet.
For more tips and information visit, www.TerrainParkSafety.org.