Terrain Park Safety

Freestyle Terrain at Mount Snow & Carinthia have been together since 1992 and the first ever East Coast Terrain Park - Un Blanco Gulch. Since then new and innovative features have been created to take freestyle skiing and riding to the next level. Carinthia at Mount Snow boasts the largest terrain park system in the East but we also want to be the safest.

Park Smart is all about safety - having the knowledge and the plan to enjoy freestyle terrain. The five points of Park Smart include:

Start Small
Work your way up. Build your Skills

Make a Plan
Every Feature. Every Time.

Always Look
Before you drop.

The features and other users.

Take it Easy
Know your limits. Land on your feet.

Park smart

Carinthia at Mount Snow adheres to the guidance, logos, and signage developed through the Park Smart Freestyle Safety Program. All of Carinthia Parks and Safety Signage are designated by an orange color

Almost all terrain at Carinthia may contain jumps, hits, ramps, banks, fun boxes, jibs, rails, half pipes, quarter pipes, and other constructed or natural terrain features.


Here is some of the signage you'll recognize from Carinthia.

PRIOR to using Freestyle Terrain, you are responsible for familiarizing yourself with Freestyle Terrain and obeying all instructions, warnings and signs.

Be sure you Know the Code: You're Responsibility Code

  1. Always stay in control.
  2. People ahead of you have the right of way
  3. Stop in a safe place for you and others.
  4. Whenever starting downhill or merging, look uphill and yield.
  5. Use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
  6. Observe signs and warnings, and keep off closed trails.
  7. Know how to use the lifts safely.

For more park safety tips, please visit terrainparksafety.org or nsaa.com



Out of safety concerns for guests, employees, and resort property, Mount Snow Ltd. (“Resort”) prohibits the operation or use of unmanned aerial systems (UAS), or aerial drones, by the general public, including recreational users and hobbyists, without prior written authorization from the Resort. This prohibition includes drones for filming or videotaping, as well as any drone use by media or journalists operating over all Resort properties. This prohibition on drone operations or use extends to any drones launched or operated from Resort property, as well as drones launched from private property outside of the Resort boundaries. Any authorized operation of aerial drones may be governed by Federal Aviation Administration rules and regulations, local law enforcement, and/or U.S. Forest Service rules, as well as those policies separately established by our Resort, which may include certification, training, insurance coverages, indemnification requirements, and waivers or releases of liability.  Any violation of this policy may involve suspension of your skiing privileges, or the revocation of your season pass, as well as confiscation of any equipment, and may subject violators to any damages, including but not limited to, damages for violations of privacy and/or physical or personal injuries, or regulatory fines and legal fees.


While you're in the parks you may see our Park Crew doing a mid day rake run to freshen up the take offs and landings of some features. If you see a member of Park Crew raking at a feature please know the feature is CLOSED until they have finished raking and signified that it is clear to drop.