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#3 North America: Keystone, Colorado – Park Poll 2016

Keystone, Colorado

Total Features: 116

Percentage Of Jibs: 64%

Percentage Of Jumps: 36%

Pipes: 12-foot, 18-foot

Park Area: 60 acres

Park Operating Days: 156

Keystone is "about offering terrain parks with feature sizes for every ability," says resident terrain park manager Kevin Laverty. The fact that the A51 park has the second most even spread of extra-small, small, and medium features among the Poll winners proves his point. That's not to say that the big stuff found in the Main Street lane isn't legit--there's a reason why Torsetin Horgmo and the Shred Bots show up every season to film a few laps.

While pros like Horgmo are pushing the level of riding there, Keystone is focusing on building the stepping-stones for everyday riders to up their game. "New this season, A51 will be introducing a progression program focused on education," says Laverty. "The idea of the program is to make our progression of terrain parks in A51 easy to understand and follow. In addition to a very progressive layout that builds your skills from Easy Street (extra small) through Main Street (large) we have created a progression map and legend for the order of progression at each terrain park entrance."

To keep things fresh, Keystone has 30 new features in the works for the upcoming winter. "Last spring, we put together a plan for new features that range from boxes, rails, barriers, and wallrides that can be easily combined with existing features or stand alone," says Laverty. "These new features will have a variety of shapes and kinks in super fun sizes that will rotate throughout the season to enhance the progression and skate-park flow."