Know Your Progression!
Progression is a key part of staying safe!
It is important to understand your ability while progressing in the park. Start small, learn the basics before you throw anything, and progress to your big tricks throughout the day. It doesn’t hurt to get advice from a coach or another Freestyle athlete. Progress safely and gauge your ability, ski within your limits!
The #KnowYourPark Instagram Photo and Video Contest is LIVE!
This social media contest is designed to encourage winter action sports enthusiasts to promote and share their personal photos and videos on Instagram demonstrating safety in ski and snowboard resort terrain parks. The goal of the contest is to engage snow sports lovers and generate excitement for and interest in the Foundation’s B.A.S.I.C.S. Program Service.
#KnowYourPark is the fourth educational documentary High Fives has produced through its B.A.S.I.C.S. Program Service that will be released worldwide on Thursday, October 16 in Truckee, CA!
The High Fives Foundation has teamed up with POC for the #KnowYourPark contest. In order to enter, photos and videos must be uploaded to the social media platform Instagram, include a tag: @hi5sfoundation and @pocsports use the hashtag #KnowYourPark, and illustrate one of the five core points to be highlighted in the educational film (these points are listed below). Participants doing so will be entered to win a prize package from POC valued at $480. Each prize package will include a POC Fornix Helmet (MRSP: $160), a POC Lid Goggle (MSRP: $200) and a POC Spine VPD 2.0 Back Protector (MSRP: $120).
The High Five Foundation’s B.A.S.I.C.S. (Be. Aware. Safe. In. Critical. Situations), program service is designed to promote safety and awareness through world-class fundamentals coaching, education and video presentations to winter action sports enthusiasts of all ages. By working with POC, the High Five Foundation’s B.A.S.I.C.S. program aims to raise awareness about inherent risks and rewards of skiing and riding within the terrain park. The goal of this campaign is simple; promote terrain park skiing and riding with an emphasis on smart decision-making.
It will highlight the following five core values:
• Know Your Terrain Park Conditions
• Know Your Terrain Park Features
• Know Your Terrain Park Progression
• Know Your Terrain Park Protection
• Know Your Terrain Park Etiquette
Thank you to the following companies and ski resorts for supporting the #KnowYourPark documentary: Volkl Skis, Marker Bindings, Smith Optics,SNOCRU, Rome Snowboards, GoPro, Sugarbush Resort, Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows.