Snowpark expands

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

New park

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.”

New village

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.

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