S.J.WThis is something I will never get in park skiing? How does how big your mountain is have any correlation to how well you become a park skier? There are parks out west which are worse than the parks in the midwest but you don't hear anyone claiming how shitty their park is or how hard they had it.
the correlation is that small hills have short flat groomers, and a park. that's it. so if you grew up there, you probably learned to ski, got sick of groomers very quickly then started riding park at a young age.
at small hills you max out as soon as you can link parallel turns down the steepest hill.
at a big mountain you never really max out. so there's no real reason to go into the park besides just trying it for fun. In the east there are people who can cork 7 but they can barely get through a bump field, and in the west there are people who can throw massive gainers off cliffs but can't hit a flat rail.
when I lived in banff, all of the good park skiers were from ontario and quebec.