Snowboarding Park

Snowboarding Park

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In 1998, the sport of snowboarding changed forever when snowboarding was included in the Nagano Winter Olympics. Since then, the sport has exploded and almost every Ski Resort in the southeastern states has a terrain park or a Snowboarding Park area designated especially for boarders and extreme skiers to practice their skills. Each and every ski area that we cover allows snowboarding on all trails and runs. However, a specialized Snowboarding Park area is an amenity that boarders seem to flock to. While each Snowboarding Park and terrain park is different, many have common elements and features: some are enormous and others are smaller areas that contain boxes and rails.

Terrain Parks and most Snowboarding Parks are designated and marked differently than the other slopes and runs at each resort. Often, a Snowboarding Park will be marked with Orange Ovals and further categorized by its features. A Snowboarding Park with numerous jumps, boxes, rails and other tools that boarders and extreme skiers use to perform tricks would be labeled a large park, whereas a Snowboarding Park with only a few boxes and rails would be designated as a small Snowboarding Park. Most often, the large parks have elements that are easy for beginners, but also contain long jumps that aid in helping experts perfect their tricks.

In addition to rails, jumps and vertical half pipes, Snowboard Parks often include other random elements which are known as jibs. Jibs are anything that can be ridden by the board or skis in a parallel or perpendicular fashion. Most jibs are everyday outdoor items, including things like a park bench, mail box and bonks, which are designed to resemble garbage cans.

Want to find the resort with the best Snowboarding Park? Skisoutheast.com is a comprehensive list and information source on the ski resorts in the Southeast. Browse to find more information on Snowboarding including the History of Snowboarding, advertisers that sell Snowboarding Gear, and the top places to ride. Click to find out more!

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Mike is the Editor and founder of SkiNC.com and SkiSoutheast.com. Since September of 1996 he has written more than 2800 articles promoting all of the ski areas of North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland. While attending to the thousands of emails, photo submissions and On-Snow reports that come in all season long, Doble also owns and operates a full service web design and marketing company that has more than 800 clients in 30+ states and several countries. He shares that it was his passion for all things snow that prompted him to start the ski network and since that time the website has gained popularity through it's webcam and weather content as well. Mike is the father of four daughters, is an avid snow and water skier, football freak of his alma mater (the University of South Carolina) and hearty promoter of all that is Western North Carolina to West Virginia and Maryland. Mike spends his off time with his horses, playing golf, tennis and boating on Watauga Lake with his family and friends, coaching local soccer teams and oh yes...Snow Skiing!

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