So you want to learn to slide a rail or stomp a big air? You can't just show up in the terrain park and cut to the front of the line. There are rules. We asked Austin Christenson, the manager of the terrain park at New Mexico's Taos Ski Valley, to lay down some guidelines for novices venturing into the park. —Olivia Dwyer
Whether you’re learning to ski park for the first time, or honing that one trick you just can’t stomp, there’s a program out there just for you. Find the setting you’re most comfortable in and let the progression begin.