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THE BASICS

Big Bear Mountain Resort's Terrain Parks are perennially rated among the best in the country thanks to our award-winning Park Crew’s dedication to constantly push the limit of what’s possible when it comes to park progression.

From our Skill Builder Park to the Red Bull Plaza, our terrain parks cater to riders of all ability levels with unique features and layouts that are constantly pushing the progression of the sport. Whether you're new to riding, a park pro, or somewhere in-between, BBMR is the place for we've got it all right here on two mountains.

Below is a list of terms to know before you hit the park.

WHAT IS A TERRAIN PARK?


Similar to a skate park, a terrain park is a designated area or run with rails, jibs, and other features for skiers and snowboarders.

WHAT ARE JIBS?


Jibs are any type of feature in a terrain park that can be ridden on with skis or a snowboard.

Common types of jibs:
BENCHES & TABLES

BENCHES & TABLES


Built to resemble a park bench or picnic table, these features provide multiple sliding surfaces and are typically designed for more intermediate and advanced riders.
BOXES

BOXES


Similar to a rail, but wider with squared edges, boxes may be partially or fully submerged in snow.
KINK

KINK


A box or rail with one or more changes in direction or elevation.
TUBES

TUBES


A large diameter metal pipe with a rounded top, tubes are great introductory features for riders who want to advance to rails and barrels.
POLE JAM

POLE JAM


A rail attached to a jump at an upward angle.
C-RAIL

C-RAIL


An arched box or rail.
RAILS

RAILS


A long, narrow feature, similar to a staircase handrail, that may have a rounded or flat surface, that is used to slide (a.k.a., “grind”) on.
S-RAIL

S-RAIL


An s-shaped box or rail.
WALL RIDE

WALL RIDE


A wall-like feature with broad surfaces for grinding.

WHAT ARE JUMPS?


Terrain park jumps can vary greatly in size and difficulty. In contrast to jibs, which are typically manufactured off-site, jumps are usually made entirely of snow.

Common types of jumps:
HIP

HIP


A jump with a landing perpendicular to the takeoff.
SPINE

SPINE


A jump with two landings perpendicular to the take off.
STEP-UP

STEP-UP


A jump with a higher landing than the takeoff.
TABLE TOP

TABLE TOP


A jump with a flat top like a table.

WHAT ARE PIPES?


Pipes are some of the most iconic features in skiing/snowboarding, borrowing their shape and design from skateboarding ramps, but on a much grander scale.

Types of pipes:
HALFPIPE

HALFPIPE


A long, hollowed out cylinder resembling a cross section of a swimming pool, with walls and landing decks on either side and a flat transition area at the bottom. Halfpipe lengths, transition widths, and wall heights may vary.
QUARTERPIPE

QUARTERPIPE


Half of a halfpipe (½ x ½ = ¼) with an open transition area and one wall side for performing aerial tricks.
SUPERPIPE

SUPERPIPE


An oversized halfpipe used for competitions featuring 22-foot walls and a 64-foot wide transition area. Superpipe lengths typically range from 400 to 600 feet.