On February 21, 2024

Enter the zone: Red’s Backyard hikeable jib park

Courtesy Killington Resort

Sunday, Feb.25, at 1 p.m.—KILLINGTON— Killington Resort welcomes back Olympic gold medalist Red Gerard on Sunday. Join Red for an afternoon hike session in his very own Red’s Backyard at Ramshead featuring some sweet giveaways.

From 1-3 p.m., don’t miss the  chance to ride alongside Red, enjoy some complimentary s’mores, and win some prizes. A standout rider will even go home with a Burton snowboard signed by Red himself.

Freestyle skiing/snowboarding has long embraced the concept of bringing freestyle terrain to life with what is lying around in the yard at home. It’s that first snow of the season stoke—before the resorts open and lifts turn. It has a history of generating a level of creativity and determined motivation to get out on the snow by any means necessary. 

The inspiration for Red’s Backyard zone came from Olympic gold medalist Red Gerard’s own backyard rail garden just steps from his parents’ back door. Killington is taking a few tips from Red and bringing this hike-style zone to the Woodward Mountain Park for all to enjoy. Complete with rails of varying difficulty, Red’s Backyard is his go-to place for dialing in his most technical rail tricks, or late-night park sessions with his buddies. 

Located at the base of Ramshead, Red’s Backyard allows athletes to practice and progress on their own terms. There is a range of jib features from small to large. It’s a hike park, too, so you can access it even if you don’t have a regular lift ticket —just head to the ticket window and complete a risk waiver for a hike-only ticket.

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