Make sure your horizon is correct, or intentionally off. Crop that so it's correct.
First one would be ok, but the snow fucks it up.
Second one is the weakest of the three, hands down. Not sure why everyone likes it so much. Using a wide angle is either about getting everything in the image when you need to, or enhancing the perspective to make things look bigger, longer, or simply to give your photo a more interesting perspective. This one splits the difference - there was no need to use a wide angle to get everything in the shot because the rail is so small. There is also no dramatically interesting perspective, there's just enough there to ensure that your brain looks at it and knows something's not right; it's awkward.
Third one is pretty good. The composition is the strongest of the three. It's a good way to display a small rail because you're not trying to make it anything it's not. Like I said with the wide shot - you've got to go one way or the other - a standard angle/focal length or a fisheye a couple inches away from the rail. Anything in between looks like you're trying too hard, or just feels awkward.
Learning a little about post and color correction will help your photos. So will buying creative lighting gear... but you're talking a lot of money when you get into that.
I shoot promo photos for The Canyons, so I know how much it sucks to take shots of small features. Here's an example of making the best of it with a fisheye - trying to enhance perspective by getting low and shifting the perception from a normal angle to one that's not normally seen
granted it's not a great example, it could be a lot better if I was closer to the snow. That would enhance the perspective even more. (Also, sorry about the colors, they got butchered when I uploaded it)
Here's another example, like the second shot wide isn't working great -
But using a standard angle and focal length, and simply finding a more interesting way to frame the same shot turned out a lot better:
And taking that shot, self-critiquing on the lift, and looking around for another option led to this:
Maybe better, maybe not. Probably a little more interesting.
another thing that helps is better riders and bigger features. haha.