Snowpark NZ ready for the off

Thu 21 June 07

Kickers shaped, check. Rails & boxes out, check. 40cm snow, check. Opening friday!

Snowpark NZ ready for the off

Snowpark NZ ready for the off ©

Snow Park has 100% snow coverage for its season opening tomorrow (Friday 22 June) and for the first chair lift riders a true Kiwi welcome is planned.

Snowpark, NZ season opening 2007The recent dry weather and ideal cool temperature have created perfect conditions for snowmaking and the guns have been blasting for nearly two weeks. The groomers have been busy compacting the snow to create a good firm base.

“The terrain park is looking fantastic with over 40 cm on the trails, the light and dry snow quality will make for superb riding and skiing,” said Snow Park Manager, Sam Lee. “The boxes and rails are in place and we are looking forward to getting the freestyle action underway for the 2007 season.”

The first riders on the quad will be welcomed with traditional Kiwi fare receiving a pie and stubby as they board the lift for their first ride up the mountain.

The opening celebrations continue in to the evening with the ‘Wasup My Name is’ party in the new Woolshed Bar and Restaurant, the entertainment includes Djs Confucius and Mysterious D and Queenstown’s Sunshine Sound System with on-mountain accommodation specials also available.

For the 2007 season Snow Park has made some major investments developing a dedicated novice area ‘Half Pint Park’ to help riders progress into the freestyle world of snowboarding and skiing, and also the Snow Park Village incorporating luxury apartments, backpacker bunkrooms and a restaurant and bar.

Snow Park will open all areas of the terrain park tomorrow with first lift at 9.00am. For further information, snow reports and web cams, visit

Next Story

NZ Opening weekend

NZ Opening weekend

Mon 25 June 07, Cardrona, New Zealand

The South Island was blanketted in snow as the 2007 NZ season got underway.

Burton NZ Open announce line-up

Tue 03 July 07, Snowpark, New Zealand

Mason Aguirre, Ross Powers, Kelly Clark & Keiron Dillon are amongst a strong line up

Russia gets the nod for 2014 Winter Olympics

Russia gets the nod for 2014 Winter Olympics

Thu 05 July 07, Krasnaya Polyana, Russia

In a tense final round of voting, the Russian city of Sochi beats PyeongChang in S.Korea for the right to host to 2014 winter Olympics

Torstein Horgmo claims top honours at Abominable

Torstein Horgmo claims top honours at Abominable

Fri 13 July 07, Mount Hood Meadows, USA

Torstein will be driving home a new Volvo and Hana Beaman and Scotty Lago scored the sought-after Harley-Davidson bikes

Electric Quarterpipe results from Snow Park, NZ

Electric Quarterpipe results from Snow Park, NZ

Mon 16 July 07, Snowpark, New Zealand

An over subscribed field of 115 boarders and skiers wowed and impressed judges with their performances during the Electric Quarterpipe Battle at Snow Park NZ, on Saturday

Snowpark, New Zealand

“Boo, this place only exists in our minds and hearts these days. RIP”