From the beginner who has never been in a terrain park before to the expert getting ready for the X Games, and everything in between. With over 100 features, Telluride Terrain Parks will keep you grinning, high fiving, and lapping the parks all day long. By creating parks for all ability levels, we strive to offer guests a way to progress, improve, and advance between the different park levels. In doing so, we plan for logical transitions from our beginner, to intermediate, and all the way up to advanced park.
Look for the flutter flags and Smart Style signs (detailing the ability level required) at the entrance of each terrain park. To learn more about Smart Style go to www.terrainparksafety.org.
We want to hear from you! What features do you love and ride all the time, which features should go away and never return, what features would you like to see added? Feel free to contact Chris Meyer (Terrain Park Manager) at email@example.com or Scott Pittenger (Director of Mountain Operations) at firstname.lastname@example.org anytime with feedback.
The Terrain Park Crew is here for you! Stop by any park entrance and say hello to the staff, ask for directions, or give us feedback. Let us know what we can do to provide you with a safe and fun experience. It is our mission to exceed your expectations, maybe even blow your mind, every day through innovative, fun, creative, and safe features.
Always remember to make a plan, stay within your ability level, and have a lot of fun. We look forward to seeing you this winter!
Terrain Park Manager, Chris Meyer, has been building and shaping the Telluride Terrain Parks for almost a decade. During this time the parks have grown in size, scope, and creativity. Chris focuses on features for all ability levels and has a passion for progressing our guests through the park. Chris was just recently recognized as Colorado Ski Country’s 2014 Terrain Master of the Year. There is not a day that goes by that he is not coming up with news ways to improve the parks. He is willing to build pretty much anything, as long as its safe and a lot of fun. If you can’t find Chris in the parks, he is probably behind the controls of a snowcat.
Colorado Ski Country's Double Diamond Award Winner
2013 Terrain Master of the Year - Night Crew
Beginner to Intermediate skiers and snowboarders
With around 25 beginner and 25 intermediate features, Ute Park has something for beginners, intermediates, families, and all the kids out there. Here you will find a separate beginner and intermediate line containing a wide variety of jumps and features that will be a great introduction to freestyle terrain. The Ute Park provides a great way to build your skill set and confidence before progressing to the next level. It is truly some of the coolest and most creative terrain based learning you will find!
Key features: The beginner line (left off Ute Park Express, stay skiers right) is filled with all sorts of fun features including: rollers, bank turns, a mini half pipe, small jumps, and ride on/off boxes and rails.
The intermediate line (right off Ute Park Express, stay skiers left) is filled with 5’ – 15’ jumps, rails, boxes, and some non-traditional features such as barrels, and logs.
Location: The Ute Terrain Park is located off the Ute Park Express. The easiest way to access this lift is to ride the Sunshine Express and go straight off the lift towards Ute Park. To access the beginner line, go left off the lift and then go through the entrance on the right side of the trail. To access the intermediate line, go right off the lift and then go the entrance on the left side of the trail.
With around 25 features, The Hoot Brown Intermediate Park has a little bit of everything. Two different lines running side by side offer intermediate and advanced riders the chance to show off their skills to the Village Express ski lift flying above. The park staff does an amazing job of mixing up the features in this park every couple weeks, so you will never get bored.
Key features: Wall rides, 10-20' jumps, rails, boxes, barrel rolls, cannons, close outs - you name it, this park has it.
Location: The entrance for the Hoot Brown Terrain Park is located to the right of Lower Misty Maiden, just underneath the Village Express Lift. Riders can also access this park by going through the Hoot Brown Advanced Park via the entrance to the right of Butterfly. Both entrances can be accessed by riding the Village Express lift and going left off the lift or via the Town Gondola and exiting at the St. Sophia Angle Station.
The Hoot Brown Advanced Park is a great place for the advanced and professional riders out there to continue to hone their skills. With around 25 features, including a jump line of four progressive jumps ranging from 25’ to 50’, this park is all about pushing you to take it to the next level. Start by taking a ride on the whale tail, then hit the Rainbow Rail, tap the barrel, nail the jump line, and finish it off by riding our signature feature, The Pick Ax Rail. With Mt. Wilson always in the background, this park offers some of the best photo ops and video footage you could ever imagine.
Key features: 25' to 50' jump line, Pick Ax Rail, C Box, Hitching Post, Whale Tail, Rainbow Rails, Elbow Rails, Down Flat Down, and so much more
Location: The entrance of the Hoot Brown Advanced Park is located to the skier's right of the Butterfly ski run. Ride the Village Express Lift or Town Gondola (exiting at the St. Sophia Angle Station) to Butterfly, veering right off the first tree island. Enter underneath the banner. Don’t forget to stop and spin the Hoot Brown statue in honor of our friend and local ripper, Hoot Brown.