Committed to Your Safety

Respect the Mountain

Hidden Valley is committed to promoting ski safety. While visiting Hidden Valley, you may be joined on the slopes by traditional alpine skiers, snowboarders, telemark skiers, and skiers with disabilities.

Always show courtesy to others.

Remain aware that there are elements of risk involved with skiing and snowboarding that common sense and situational awareness can help reduce. Know your ability level and stay within it. Observe “Your Responsibility Code” listed below and share the responsibility with others.

Ski and Board Safely at Hidden Valley

Terrain Park Safety

Smart Style

Smart Style is a terrain park specific safety program that you should check out before using terrain parks. Be sure you Know the Code, too: Your Responsibility Code provides safety tips while on the slopes.

The Four Main Points of Smart Style:


  • Every time you use Freestyle Terrain, make a plan for each feature you want to use.
  • Your speed, approach and takeoff will directly affect your maneuver and landing.


  • Before getting into freestyle terrain observe all signage and warnings
  • Scope around the jumps first not over them
  • Use your first run as a warm up run and to familiarize yourself with the terrain
  • Be aware that the features change constantly due to weather, usage, grooming and time of day
  • Do not jump blindly and use a spotter when necessary


  • Know your limits and ski/ride within your ability level
  • Look for small progression parks or features to begin with and work your way up
  • Freestyle skills require maintaining control on the ground and in the air
  • Do not attempt any features unless you have sufficient ability and experience to do so safely
  • Inverted aerials increase your risk of injury and are not recommended


  • Respect the terrain and others
  • One person on a feature at a time
  • Wait your turn and call your start
  • Always clear the landing area quickly
  • Respect all signs and stay off closed terrain and features
  • For more hints on how to Smart Style it, including Stuff to Know, the ATML method, Vocab, and helpful videos, check out the Terrain Park Safety Website
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