Slyder, not sure if your resort has a park crew, but around here they come by every couple hours or so and rake that stuff out, if yours does, maybe give them a heads up about things getting that way. If your resort doesn't have that, take off your board and fix it for yourself, I don't think anyone would mind as long as you don't change anything drastic on the jump.
I don't really see any crew working on keeping up the park stuff. It's a shame too. The stuff gets real icy and there is not a lot of powder around to dump in there. Going back tomorrow, I may try throwing some snow in there.
But it's only me and tons of riders ripping it back up. Who knows, maybe it'll be contagious and others will see me fixing it and will do the same, we can hope.
I wish our hills/park looked like many of the pics I see from other members but it's what we have.
Its just one of those things you have to get used to being a goofy rider. I'm a goofy rider too. You just have to set your speed, go flat base, keep your ankles loose and let the rut direct you onto the obsticle. If it is too bad then just fix it with your board. Unless there is a big line waiting for the box people will be glad you took the time. Our park is manned by complete fuck tards that got the job because they knew somebody. We have to fix shit on our own all the time.
There's nothing you can do with ice. Ask any park crew that's worth a damn. All you can do for that is rake it and pray it holds if it doesn't the next option is using the cat. As far as technique go urban style and ollie on from the side.
Yah, either fix the ruts or just deal with them. The more you deal with them the easier they get. Landing in a rut sucks especially when you start spinning out of tricks; in the end it's just a matter of being able to make quick adjustments to keep your balance.