Sat 12 May 07
New mini-park and on-site accomodation will be waiting for you
Snow Park NZ has made some significant improvements ready for the start of the 2007 season that kicks off on June 22nd
The new half-pint park will finally give beginner freestylers the ability to join the fun at Snowpark. Its set to include the same features you'll find in the main park, but just a bit smaller.
Snow Park NZ Manager Sam said “By providing a less daunting playground we are hoping to attract a broader mix of visitors to the Snow Park in addition to our traditional customers. We already have an excellent international reputation for having exciting and innovative terrain and now it’s time to turn our attention to the growth of the sport. Half Pint Park will appeal to first-time park riders just starting out on skis or boards as well as proficient riders looking to learn new skills. From here they can then progress to the main features of Snow Park.”
You'll no longer have to make that crazy drive every time you want to visit Snowpark as they've built some accomodation at the base, and amazingly its not just for the people with deep pockets.
This season it'll handle 76 people but there are plans to extend further to cater for 250. There's a number of apartments that can be adpapted depending on the number of people staying, and very flush they are featuring fire places and flat screen TV's. A luxury 1-bed apartment will set you back around NZ$300 a night.
For the less well healed there's enough backpacker dorm style accomodation to sleep up to 44 guests in the Woolshed. A bunk with linen will cost between $30-40 depending on the time of the year.
Tue 15 May 07
Following five very successful years the AIM Series goes under the knife and The British Snowboard Tour is born.
Wed 16 May 07, Perisher, Australia
Australian alpine resorts have invested heavily in improving their alpine winter experience, particularly with large investments in snowmaking.
Tue 22 May 07, Perisher, Australia
With just 18 days to go until the official opening of the ski season, the entire Perisher Blue Ski Resort has been coated with 10-15cm of fresh snow
Wed 23 May 07, Whistler/Blackcomb, Canada
Whistler Blackcomb has commenced construction on their $51 million, world record-breaking Peak to Peak Gondola
Fri 25 May 07, Heavenly, USA
New Olympic Express chairlift, 3 new chairs and plenty more this season and theres lots more happening in the next 3 years