Freeriding, terrain parks and pistes
in Mt Washington
FreeridingFreeriders up to advanced status have a good selection of steep blacks reachable off the top of the Eagle Express chair. Here you can head down trails like Hawk, a fast run that starts out wide before dropping down through trees. Less adventurous but still as good is the cluster of runs off the Gully, such as Scum's Delight.
FreestylersFreestylers head here en-masse to ride some great natural terrain and take advantage of the clean hits in the park. Located by the Coaster run off the Whiskey Jack chair, the park is loaded with tabletops, gaps, hits and a good halfpipe.
Riders who only want a series of straight, fast slopes to cut up, will not be disappointed. If you're up to the grade, check out Chimney - it will prove whether you are a man or a mouse.
Alternatively, Whisky Jack is a gentle but excellent carver's run, especially if you are still mastering the art.
BeginnersBeginners will have to do introductory courses on how to cope with bruises on the lower slopes, before heading up higher. Based at the lower sections, the Green chair and Discovery lift gives rise to some easy novice terrain. READ NEXT: Village life, accommodation & nightlife