#4 North America: Keystone, Colorado – Park Poll 2017

Ben Elliott | Photo: Chip Proulx
Torstein Horgmo | Photo: Chip Proulx
Robbie Moulton | Photo: Chip Proulx
Ben Elliott | Photo: Chip Proulx
Tim Rechetniak | Photo: Chip Proulx
Jade Phelan enjoying some time at Keystone. PHOTO: Chip Proulx

Keystone, Colorado

Total Features: 126

Percentage Of Jibs: 67%


Percentage Of Jumps: 33%

Pipes: 12-foot, 18-foot

Park Area: 62 acres

Park Operating Days: 160

Keystone is "about offering terrain parks with feature sizes for every ability," says terrain park manager Kevin Laverty. The A51 park’s even spread of extra-small, small, and medium features 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.

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. A51 has introduced a progression program focused on education. "The idea of the program,”says Laverty, “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 introduces new features each winter. "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. This offers “a variety of shapes and kinks in super fun sizes that will rotate throughout the season to enhance the progression and skatepark flow."

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