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New Developments For Snow Park NZ

New Developments For Snow Park NZ

Panoramic view of
Snow Park NZ. Credit: Tyler Meade
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Panoramic view of Snow Park NZ. Credit: Tyler Meade

Press release – 21/04/2008


LAKE WANAKA, New Zealand – The Southern Hemisphere’s only dedicated freestyle terrain park for skiers and snowboarders has undergone major developments to enhance the park’s facilities for the 2008 winter season.

Expansion of the terrain park, a redeveloped area for novice freestylers, new and upgraded features have all been established at Snow Park NZ.

A new Slopestyle lane featuring skillfully crafted intermediate jumps and jibs has been created on the eastside of the resort and opens up 14,000 m/sq of previously unused hill space. The relocated and redeveloped Half Pint Park, a dedicated area for beginners, has also expanded, to offer novice riders a relaxed environment to learn in, on less steep terrain and smaller scale features.

Across the terrain park new and upgraded boxes, rails, jumps and jibs can be found with an emphasis on novice and intermediate level features. Introduced this year are competition specific rails to ensure on-hill features remain open to the public when major events are held at the resort.

Off-field facilities available for the visitor include luxury apartments and backpacker bunkrooms with the capability of hosting 76 overnight guests.

Snow Park NZ will again host top international freestyle ski and snowboard events this season, including the Burton New Zealand Open, Billabong Snowstock and New Zealand Freeski Open, as well as smaller local events to cater for riders of all abilities and ages.

Snow Park NZ is scheduled to open mid June, for further information visit


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