EVERY year the features and size of the various terrain parks seems to get bigger and bigger and the riders having a go in the park, younger and younger.
There’s some new and exciting features in park land for younger riders and here we have a look at what’s new.
Hotham THE Burton Riglet Park is a snowboarding haven for little ones, where children as young as three can experience the thrill of snowboarding in Hotham’s Burton Riglet Park.
The park is a specially designed area of easy terrain that features small bumps, ramps, rollers and toys that teach children the fundamentals of balance and stance on a snowboard. Burton Riglet Park is for children aged three to six years, giving them an introduction to snowboarding (also providing snowboard equipment) in an easy, fun and safe environment. Perisher PERISHER’S Terrain Park managers Charles Beckinsale and Doug Graham are renowned for their innovative park designs and creative flair when they’re designing Perisher’s parks each year. They see the whole process through from start to finish and you will also see them riding their creations throughout the season.
The team at Perisher have made access to the parks super easy with a T-Bar conveniently placed next to the PlayStation Slopestyle Park. This means that with an average two minute lap, riders will be able to squeeze in heaps of laps each day.
Perisher’s world class parks and pipes attract the best Australian athletes like Russ Henshaw, Scotty James and Nate Johnstone who use the area to train for some of the most mind blowing events like the PlayStation Slopestyle Championships, held at night in the PlayStation Slopestyle Terrain Park, which is the exact park that riders could be designing.
Perisher are asking riders what would their park look like? Would you have rails, jumps and a pipe, or would you design something completely new and different? Show Perisher what you can dream up in this year’s Design a Park Competition. Buller THE team up at the Frank MBP terrain park have been busy over the summer building and designing new features. The boys have been hard at it constructing fresh jibs for the enjoyment of the many upcoming 2015 riders. Some features have included three new flat boxes for the beginner area, which is located at Koflers.
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https://www.facebook.com/pages/ Mt-Buller-Park/114527935225855 Baw Baw AS THE snow accumulates so does the park count. When a sufficient depth is reached a total of three parks will be built up at Baw Baw.
New for 2015 is the transformed Kicker Park which is located on Tank Hill. Previously a beginners and ski school slope, the team at Baw Baw have recently transformed this small hill into a terrain park with permanent features for beginners and the like to enjoy.
Featuring a range of small flat boxes, combo boxes, rails and jibs, Kicker Park is for the entry level rider looking to throw a few board slides and 50-50s in a fun and progressive environment. Thredbo Thredbo have a host of new snowboarding programs for mini shredders and Thredboland is hosting the Burton Riglets program. This is an exciting snowboard program created to give kids aged three to six years their first snowboarding experience in a fun and friendly environment.
The program uses industry best Burton Riglets Snowboards, specifically designed and built for little shredders.
The program is combined with specially trained instructors and purpose built terrain features and kids will gain the fundamental skills of boarding in no time.
SLIDING: Mt Buller’s Frank terrain park have a lot of great features that will challenge every level of rider.