The Village Terrain Park
Back for our fourth season in 2021-22, terrain park skiers and riders, as well as those new to terrain park features, will enjoy the Village Terrain Park at Diamond Peak. Diamond Peak’s master park builders have concentrated the resort’s terrain park features in a lower-mountain zone filled with jumps, jibs, rails and boxes for all ability levels. Check out our behind-the-scenes "making of" video series below and then follow the Village Terrain Park on Instagram for updates!
“We’re trying to create more than just a 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 Village Terrain Park location allows 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 is located on Village (formerly Penguin) and Dusty’s 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 has allowed 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 and the Dew Tour. Both Melilli and Hay are excited to debut a huge selection of progression-oriented boxes and rails in The Village park each winter, as well as show off the shaping capabilities of Diamond Peak’s 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.
Jump Start Zone Mini-Park
Build your confidence and learn the basics in the Village Terrain Park Jump Start Zone, located at the bottom of Popular. Features are low to the ground with gentle landings and there’s a mellow vibe focused on fun. Hike along the edges to session the Jump Start Zone again and again to hone your park skills. After mastering these features, you can step up to The Village South on Wiggle and then work your way up to the other Village Terrain Park Zones.
Join the Village Community
There are many ways to be a part of what we're building with the Village Terrain Park...
- Follow us on Instagram
- Tag @villageterrainpark on your own Instagram posts and stories
- Send us a direct message on insta with any ideas or input
- Send photos to email@example.com
- Shoot footage and enter the annual Diamond Cut Video Competition in the spring
- Share the stoke on your favorite ski/snowboard forums
- Come out and ride all the new features! Over and over again.
Terrain Park Etiquette 101
- Watch others: people watching is fun. People watching in the terrain park is better.
- Check out the features first: Before you get your stunt on, take a look at what you are getting yourself into.
- Know where to start and finish: With every beginning there is an end, get your story straight.
- Wait your turn: Don’t be a snake, you can wait.
- Clear landings quickly: It happens, we fall, but get out of the landing as quick as you can.
- If you don’t know, ask: We’re all friends here, ask away.
Park Smart Terrain Park Safety Tips
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!
- 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.