If the word "terrain" conjures up mental images of pipes, rails, kickers, boxes and jibs, have we got the landscape for you. Utah has features for days, serving both pint-sized freestylers catching their first air to gold medal-winning aerialists. Utah's terrain parks and slopes are Olympic-tested and rider approved, and most resorts that offer orange oval options, seamlessly blended into Utah mountains' signature snow, typically offer multiple terrain parks for all manner of on-mountain performance art. Explore some of Utah's best resorts for snowboarders and terrain parks and a few other Utah ski vacation essentials below.

Locals pick Utah's greatest resorts for riding, park and pipe

 

"Park City’s my home, and there’s no place that gets me more stoked than King’s Crown. Huge kickers, rails and boxes — it’s perfect." —Olympic Gold Medalist Sage Kotsenburg
Local Pick
Park City Mountain
Park City definitely lives up to its name. Boasting a world-class 22-foot superpipe, alongside three terrain parks — Three Kings, The Ridge and King’s Crown — there are no limits to what can be done here. Each park is uniquely tailored to each skill level, so whether you’re looking to try out your first rail or huck a cab 1260°, Park City tops the list. And now that it's merged with Canyons, the same lift pass accesses three additional parks and 4,000 more acres of great downhill bringing the grand total to 7,300. (See #3)
"Double Tower at Brighton is so much fun” (#brighton #brightonresort #shred #utah #slc … #ridebrighton …)" @hittori_honzo
Local Pick
Brighton Resort
With the longest running terrain parks in the state, Brighton has helped pave the way for slopestyle and halfpipe riding in Utah. The resort features three interconnected parks — My-O-My, Candy Land and Majestic, all of which feature a slew of jibs, rails, and jumps for all skill levels. Drop in and shred a piece of history. Brighton's downhill is also among the state's friendliest to snowboarders. (Image courtesy Logan Davidson)
"Livin the dream #shreddin" @jonybassett
Local Pick
Park City Mountain: Canyons Village
With a halfpipe, natural zone and a mile-long terrain park, Park City Mountain's Canyons Village side is a freeriding paradise. The Transitions Park accommodates beginning to advanced riders with over 50 features of boxes, rails and jumps, while Woodchuck Natural Zone features all-natural elements, including hips, tree jibs and gaps. And all before even mentioning the 4,000 acres of skiable terrain and forthcoming Quicksilver Gondola connection to Park City's 3,300 acres. Or did we mention that already? 
"Trip to Brian Head Resort was real chill." @tylerblackburn
Local Pick
Brian Head Resort
At 9,800 feet elevation, Brian Head’s terrain park is Utah’s highest launching point. The park features a myriad of sculpted jumps, over 30 rails and boxes, as well as a car jib, wall ride and a bag jump for those learning to master the air. The park even has a full-time staff to ensure it’s up-to-snuff everyday. For those looking to fly a little higher, make sure to mark this down.
"Today was sick! … #snowboardlife #snowbasin #air #270japan" @just_do_itbro
Local Pick
Snowbasin Resort
A few years ago, Snowbasin made the decision to become a “premier park resort,” and their efforts are paying off. Multiple parks — designated as small, medium, and large — now offer over 65 rails, a ton of jumps and spine-tingling obstacles.

 

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