Snowpark

Snowboard Guide rating 8 out of 10 “Exactly what it says on the tin. If you like terrain parks, then its a must visit, otherwise don't bother.”

Freeriding

5%

Forget it

Freestyle

90%

2 pipes and huge park

Pistes

5%

Not what its about

Beginners

60%

Not for first turns but first air

Mountain stats

Top lift:1534m
Vertical drop:120m
Bottom lift:1410m

LiftsLift count : 1 x Chairlifts  

Ride area 60 acres

Easy
0%
Intermediate
0%
Advanced
0%
Total Pistes:0
Longest Piste:

passes Pass (Low/High Season) : £34.09 Day,

Snowpark is New Zealands youngest resort, only opening 5 or so  seasons ago, but it has firmly established itself as the place to head for if you are serious about your freestyle. Natural terrain wise this place will not get your pulse racing, but natural is not was this place is. What you get is a resort packed with pipes, rails, hips, boxes the lot; and a team dedicated to making it happen and happen big.

This place is packed with features, and is perfect for the pro as much as the novice taking their first steps into the park. Most of the major features are dug out of the landscape, so they should be open all season. 

Shaun White Wallride
Shaun White Wallride
Photo: Snowpark tourism

The Super Pipe is now a 22ft beast and shaped to perfection with their new pipe cutter, and theres another suitable for beginners. The same machine can now create a whopping 22ft quarterpipe , and you'll find 40+ rails, boxes and hits of every conceivable shape and size, with something for all abilities. To ease progression they have 3-4 sizes of each rail, and a similar setup for the boxes. Theres an increase in the number of beginners jumps this year, and its graded to get you ready for some of the monsters such as the 100ft kicker they built for Burton.

Behind the back of the 1/4 pipe theres also a skate park to try out, you can rent the equipment if necessary or for $10 a day just enjoy the skatepark.

You can stay on slope at the Woolshed in a bunk dorm from NZ$90 for half-board, and they also have some swanky apartments available, alternatively stay in Wanaka 35km away.

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World Ranking

49th

Overall in the world

  • #296 best freeride
  • #4 best freestyle
  • #294 best piste riding

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