Winter Park is fun. As broad a term as that is to describe their substantial mass of freestyle terrain, it's what riding there comes down to. Whether you consider yourself a halfpipe rider or not, the 15-footer will have you praising transition. There are a good variety of rails and the jumps are built for snowboarders—no crazy aerial takeoffs—but it's not the kind of mountain that you only ride park at. It's really about the top-to-bottom experience. Second to the parks are the banked snake tracks in the woods scattered around the mountain. These summertime mountain bike tracks are fun as shit to board on. We won't tell you where they are, but they're worth your time to seek out if you want a break from the jump lines. But back to the parks—they manage to carve out every possible transition in their features—from the rail lines to the jumps, creating side hits, tranny finders, and gaps everywhere. The potential for catching air is through the roof.
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