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Be sure and check out the new Knight's Revenge Gladed Terrain Park this Winter!
This natural features park in the Knight's Revenge glade on Madonna between Lower Liftline and Lower Rumrunner has 30 features for freestyle fun - shotgun rails, log rolls, a stump jib, a 12-foot wall ... and more! Plus, there's a bunch of stuff to play on courtesy of Mother Nature, like terrain drops, fallen logs and big rocks. Features can be found in both the steep upper and the more open lower sections of this glade, which is divided by the Link trail. Plenty of hits and plenty of space for creativity in this gladed park!
Just after crossing over Link to the lower section of the glade, you'll find this ramp, rock, and log roll in quick succession.
A rainbox constructed of yellow birch sits a bit further down in the glade.
Freestyle skiers and riders of all abilities will find everything they're looking for in our five terrain parks, each loaded with features to challenge and thrill. Park features are planned and created by a team of experts committed to designing the best freestyle facilities in a progression experience that accommodates a wide range of rider and skier ability levels.
Parks for intermediate and expert levels
Knight's Revenge Park. This new natural feature park is in the Knight's Revenge intermediate/advanced glades which cross Link on Madonna Mountain between Lower Rumrunner and Lower Madonna Liftline. Knight's Revenge will contain log slides and rolls, bank turns, rock jumps, a rainbow, ramps, and loads of rails, ending at a quarter pipe wall ride at the Rumrunner trail junction. This freestyle playground in the woods will hold more than twenty features. If you do a run or two and think you've hit it all, think again. There are a few surprises tucked off the beaten path!
Prohibition Park. Located on Madonna Mountain's intermediate Playground trail, Prohibition typically features rails and jumps for intermediate skiers and riders.
Birch Run Terrain Park. Located at the base of Sterling Mountain, this park is designed for intermediate level skiers and riders to test their skills. Birch Run comprises a 1200-foot run over two acres with modified table tops, rolls, rails, hits and spines.
The Zone. On Sterling Mountain's Practice Slope you'll find The Zone, which features hits, rails and a fun box for expert riders. The Zone is accessible via the Sterling t-bar.
Parks and programs for novice levels
Log Jam. This park is on the beginner-friendly Log Jam trail on Morse Mountain in the Morse Highlands area, a pod of trails designed for novice skiers and riders served by its own dedicated lift. The park typically has small style rails, gentle snow features like rollers, and a fun box, perfect for both adults and children to begin their terrain park adventures!
Riglet Park 1st Anniversary Burton Riglet Park - even our littlest snowboarders get their own learning and play park! Smugglers' worked with Vermont's Burton Snowboards prior to Winter 2011-2012 to develop the next generation of the Burton Riglet Park, an on-snow play area with fun terrain features designed for introducing young children to snowboarding in our camp for 3-5 year olds. The park's focal point is a "treehouse," an elevated platform with ramps that children can ride down, a balance area inside the treehouse and a lift chair that swings to help kids practice getting on and off the lift. Playing in the park on small rolling hills, miniature box-style rails, pyramids and a mini-halfpipe allows children to gain the necessary balance and muscle memory to begin sliding and making turns on sloped terrain. The park is at the Resort's Sir Henry's Learning Area with conveyor lift access.
New to the park scene? Check out Night School for Jibbing!
Are you already a skier or rider and want to try your first freestyle moves? Night School for Jibbing is our program designed to utilize mini, entry-level terrain park features to introduce level 4-6 skiers & riders to the world of freestyle. With one-hour group sessions and another 1 1/2 hours of practice time (with coaches on the hill to help you out), new jibbers can experience the excitement of snowboarding. Tuesday & Wednesday, 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm. $49 per person, per session, includes Burton Learn to Ride equipment rental. Must sign up prior to 3:30 pm at the Guest Service Desk. Space available basis. Get outfitted for your equipment between 2:30 pm and 3:30 pm at 3 Mountain Equipment, then meet at Sir Henry's Learning & Fun Park.
The Gravity Control event series, hosted by Team Smuggs, highlights the best of our parks with rail jam, slopestyle and big air competitions. Here's the 2012/2013 season's line-up!
January 12 Rail Jam: Compete for cash and prizes! Registration from 10:00 - 11:00 am at The Zone Terrain Park and the event starts at noon. $20 entry fee.
February 16 Slopestyle: Compete for cash and prizes! Registration from 10:00 - 11:00 am at The Zone Terrain Park and the event starts at noon. $20 entry fee.
March 23 Big Air: Join us for the final event of the season at The Zone. Registration from 10:00 - 11:00 am at The Zone Terrain Park and the event starts at noon. $20 entry fee.
and don't miss this benefit rail jam, now in its fourth year...
March 9 Molly Rowlee Benefit Rail Jam: This event benefits the Molly Rowlee Fund, which supports families with children undergoing treatment for cancer. The event includes music, giveaways and a raffle. Registration will take place from 3:00 to 4:00 pm with event kick-off at 5:00 pm on Sir Henry's under the lights. Entry fee is $25. Thanks to the Smuggs community for your past support of this event! Read more about the Molly Fund