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It's always a good idea not to travel when the weather is bad. Keep the roads clear for first responders, utility crews and emergency workers.

If you're lucky, you are already at a ski resort somewhere in the United States before the weather arrives. Then you can enjoy fresh snow and powder conditions. The low temps also give the resorts ample opportunity to make snow to keep the runs in top condition.

The National Ski Areas Association is the trade association for ski area owners and operators. It represents 329 alpine resorts that account for more than 90 percent of the skier/snowboarder visits nationwide. So, there are plenty of places to ski, snowboard and enjoy snow sports.

 

From their site we found that the National Ski Areas Association and Burton Snowboards would like to welcome you to the "Smart Style" Terrain Park Safety initiative.

This venture has been a cooperative effort to continue the proper use and progression of terrain parks at mountain resorts, while also delivering a unified message that is clear, concise, and effective.

The Smart Style Program:
There are four main messages that are associated with Smart Style:
Smart Style
  1. MAKE A PLAN
    Every time you use freestyle terrain, make a plan for each feature you want to use. Your speed, approach and take off will directly affect your maneuver and landing.
  2. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP
    Scope around the jumps first, not over them. Know your landings are clear and clear yourself out of the landing area.
  3. EASY STYLE IT
    Start small and work your way up. (Inverted aerials not recommended).
  4. RESPECT GETS RESPECT
    From the lift line through the park.
"Ski Like That."