Terrain Park Contest

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The SAM Terrain Park Contest (TPC) is all about showcasing the creativity and hard work of park crews from around the world and inspiring the growth and progression of this vital aspect of mountain operations. Mountain resorts are invited to submit entries from the 2023-24 season for the 18th annual contest no later than Sept. 8. The November 2024 issue of SAM will showcase certain entries in four categories: terrain park feature, terrain park event, terrain park edit, and, introduced last year, terrain park crew. More details on all of the categories below.

All entries will be featured on saminfo.com. Once the issue is live, voting will open to the public, and the entry with the most votes in each category will win.

Winners will walk away with a trophy and swag and one grand prize winner will get to send one of their crew members to Cutter’s Camp 2025 courtesy of Prinoth.

How to Enter:

Entering the contest is easy. Fill out the form for one or all of the categories below and upload a high-resolution photo, and/or video link. Again, all entries will be featured on saminfo.com, with many making it into the November 2024 issue of SAM

Skin in the game. For all entries, the resort park crew needs to be a key player in the production of your entry. For example: highlighting a build for a Red Bull photoshoot? Your crew has to have been a major part of the design/build. Sending in an edit? Don't send us your clip from the latest Warren Miller. We want to see what your crew can do, so make sure your team was an active part of the build and filming.

Deadline: September 8, 2024. 


Terrain Park Feature

We want to see your showcase feature. The one you hope ends up in the glossy pages of a magazine (psst! this is your chance!). It could be the biggest, the most creative or unique, or highlight specific building skills—it's the feature you and your crew are most proud of.

What you need to nominate your park feature: A hi-res photo of the feature, name and inspiration, description and dimensions of the build, materials used, when and who built it, who uses it.

Terrain feature

Terrain Park Event

Entries here can include any kind of event that occurred in your terrain park or that used terrain park features—from a special build for a photo shoot or a major contest with pros to a rail jam for groms or locals and everything in between. 

What you need to nominate your park event: A hi-res photo or video of the event, event name and why is occurred, who participated, description of features, and details about the build.

Terrain park event

Terrain Park Edit

We want to see your best park video edits, created by your team. Whether the edit is from an event, a clip compilation of local groms killing it in the park, or something developed for your park's social channels, send it our way! Let us know what makes this edit special.

What you need to nominate your park edit: A link to the video, where and when it was filmed, who filmed and edited it, featured athlete names, and the story behind what makes it special.

Terrain park edit

Terrain Park Crew

We know you’ve wanted to showcase your park crew, so we added this new category last season. Tell us what makes your crew great and share some stories about them.

What you need to nominate your crew: Footage or hi-res images of your park crew hard at work. (YouTube/Vimeo/Dropbox/Google Drive. Make sure it's a high-resolution video and we can embed or share it) and a  write-up about your park crew and stories about them from last winter. 

Terrain park crew

 Questions? Email jordyn@saminfo.com


The November issue of SAM magazine showcased entries from the 2022-23 season. The winners walked away with a prize from Prinoth. 

Nearly 1,800 votes were cast in the 16th annual SAM Terrain Park Contest, in which a total of 60 resort-submitted entries from mountain resorts around the globe competed for the top spot in one of the four contest categories: features, events, edits, and—new this year—park crew.

The winners of the 2022 SAM Terrain Park Contest are:

Feature: Love Park (Bear Creek, Pa.) 

 Love Park








 Event: Winterfest Rail Jam (Blue Mountain, Pa.)










 Park Edit: C-Sessions 11.3 (Mount Snow, Vt.)


Park Crew: The Copper Mountain Crew (Copper Mountain, Colo.)

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“It’s exciting to see the number of votes this year—it shows the abundance of passion and pride these terrain park professionals have in their work and the respect they have for their peers” said SAM publisher Olivia Rowan. “We congratulate the winners, and we hope the annual Terrain Park Contest inspires mountain resort professionals to continue pushing what is possible in their parks, whether they are building for the smallest groms, top athletes, or everyone between.”

A selection of the entries were shared in the November 2023 issue of SAM, and all were posted on saminfo.com, where the public was able to vote for their favorite in each category.

Congratulations to the 2023 winners. And thank you to all who submitted their work.