The US Terrain Park Council (USTPC) is a non-profit entity which exists to provide an open, collaborative environment to promote research and education related to resort terrain parks. The mission of the USTPC is to provide a litigation-neutral forum to publicly discuss and analyze the controllable aspects of terrain parks to minimize user risk, increase public awareness, and to educate resort management and terrain park patrons as to best practices in the industry.

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ISSS Meeting in Bariloche, Argentina

The International Society for Skiing Safety met in Bariloche, Argentina...


Meeting of the ASTM F27 Task Group on Terrain Park Jumps

The ASTM Task Group developing standards for terrain park jumps met in Burlington, Vt. on July 23...


USTPC participates in the International Sports Engineering Association's Winter School.

USTPC Board President, Jim McNeil, and Director of Operations, Brodie McNeil, participated in the ISEA Winter School in San Vito di Cadore, Italy, from March 3-8, 2013, ...


USTPC conducts inspection of the new Nanook Terrain Park on the campus of the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.

USTPC conducted an inspection of the new Nanook Terrain Park on the campus of the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF)...


ASTM F-27 Task Group on terrain park jump safety meets in Salt Lake.

The ASTM F-27 committee on Ski Safety met in Salt Lake, Utah, on January 23-24, 2013. The session on terrain park jumps...


NBC Bay Area News airs piece on terrain park safety.

On January 22 KNTV investigative reporter, Elyce Kirchner, aired a piece on terrain park safety on the NBC local affiliate in San Francisco. The text of the presentation can be found at Safety Concerns at Ski Resorts.


Sports Engineering selects article on terrain park jump design co-authored by USTPC Board member as its "Best Paper" for 2012.

The academic journal, Sports Engineering has selected "Designing tomorrow's snow park jumps" co-authored by USTPC Board Chairman, Jim McNeil, as the "Best Paper" for 2012.


USTPC members invited to comment on proposed terrain park jump definitions and measurement methods.

ASTM F27 Committee's Freestyle Terrain Park Jump Feature Task Group has proposed a set of definitions and measurement methods that would be used in any possible future terrain park jump standard or guideline. The USTPC invites its members ...


Wired Magazine featured comments by USTPC Board member.

In its December 2012 issue Wired magazine featured comments by USTP Board Chairman , Jim McNeil, on the risks posed by certain terrain park jump designs. ...


USTPC Board member selected as Secretary for the ASTM Task Group on Terrain Parks.

At its July 19 meeting in Burlington, Vermont, the Terrain Park Task Group of the ASTM Committee F-27 on ski safety selected James McNeil, USTPC Chairman of the Board of Directors, as Secretary. He will lead the effort to ...


USTPC Board approves new "best practices" criteria...

At its February 16 meeting the USTPC Board of Directors approved (most) of the pending best practices criteria which had been open for member comment for the last nine months. ...