"I ski at least 10 parks a year, but none of them ever compare to Mammoth, says park goddess Kristi Leskinen.
Disco Park: Running directly beneath the Discovery Chair, this is the place for beginners to come and learn what park riding is all about: baby rollers, gerbil-size rails and boxes, and a mini-pipe where the goal is wall-to-wall control, not airing it out.
Family Fun Zone: A step up from the Disco Park, this is the place to get a feel for halfpipe riding. The Family Fun pipe is 350 feet long with 10-foot walls, and is cut by an original Pipe Dragon—so you can claim old-school cred while getting a feel for the transitions.
Forest Trail: Running alongside Unbound Main, Forest Trail has features that mimic the pro-level park on a smaller scale. The three-jump line goes from 20 to 30 feet, perfect for mastering new tricks before bringing them to the big show.
South Park: Located below Chair 20, South Park incorporates a lot of natural terrain, but there's also a line of 20 consecutive rails and a set of jumps ranging from 34 to 40 feet. Work on doing top-to-bottom runs without losing your rhythm.
Unbound Main: What's to say? It's the most photographed park in the nation, thanks to massive 40- to 80-foot kickers, rails with more twists and turns than an episode of 24, and cotton-candy pink features. Experts only, for real.