Lift count : 1 x Chairlifts
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.
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.
The Rome Smith Pureflex snowboard boot is ideal for the rider advancing her riding in to new types of terrain, new jibs and tricks in the park, and new levels of control. The high-speed lacing technology gets you riding quicker, and maintains a smooth flex throughout the boot, all season long. Get c