Mountain Safety


Using JFBB's Lifts

At first, ski lifts can be intimidating contraptions, but you will quickly master them.

Carpet Lifts
Carpet Lifts are a great way to get up the hill. You just stand on the carpet and enjoy the gentle ride.

Double, Triple, and Quad Chairlifts
Ski chairs, two, three, or four-seaters, mounted on a cable, move continuously up the slopes.

Here are some tips on riding a chairlift:

  • Skiers need to take the straps off their wrists. Snowboarders need to have a leash attached before boarding the lift.
  • Outside guests hold poles in inside hand. Middle guests hold poles in either hand.
  • Outside guests look over outside shoulder and grasp bail as it approaches. Middle guests should grasp back of chair as it approaches. Sit down as the chair reaches you.Once the chair has left the platform, lower the safety bar. Do not bounce or swing during the ride. Take care not to drop gloves, poles, or litter. Should you lose something, note the number of the next tower for orientation.
  • When getting off, you will see the sign warning of unload area, open the safety bar. Raise the tips of your skis so they don't catch as you approach the platform. As your skis touch the snow, stand up and push yourself off the chair with your free hand.
  • Move quickly away from moving chair and keep unloading area clear. Brake once you are well clear of your companions.

Stay safe while having fun in our terrain parks!

Smart Style

Smart Style and Park Smart are all about safety—having the knowledge and the plan to enjoy freestyle terrain.

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.

Big Boulder & Jack Frost adhere to the guidance, logos, and signage developed through the Smart Style Freestyle Safety Program.

All of our terrain parks and Safety Signage are designated by an orange color.

All of our trails designated with Smart Style & Park Smart Signage may contain jumps, hits, ramps, banks, fun boxes, jibs, rails, half pipes, quarter pipes, and other constructed or natural terrain features.

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Safe Freestyle Terrain

Diggers & Park Signage

Here is some of the signage you'll recognize:

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.


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