World class terrain park
Snow Park NZ, a boutique mountain resort tucked away in the stunning Southern Alps of New Zealand and renowned for it’s world class terrain park and awe-inspiring views, also presents a wider range of experiences for anyone with a sense of adventure, be it on snow or off. Snow Park NZ now also offers an array of new experiences for the average Joe as well as expert and aspiring skiers and boarders. Enjoy an afternoon tubing with the family, have your first skiing or boarding lesson in their new dedicated learners area, or stay later and enjoy night skiing. All are complimented with the vibrant restaurant and on-snow accommodation facilities. Day or night, Snow Park NZ will captivate you with its unique combination of activities and laid back atmosphere, and will have you coming back for more. New Zealand’s top junior free skiers and snowboarders will welcome their school holidays with a spectacle of talent and showmanship, when Snow Park NZ hosts the Junior Slopestyle Open. The action takes place on features especially sized to suit Junior Riders. This is a spectacular competition, with lots of talented youngsters and nervous parents. Weve had an awesome sunny day with lots of super stoked kids. Everyone made the most of a perfect course, said Head Judge about last years event. We have no doubt that this years comp will be just as good and show us what the next generation has to bring to the table! Age groups: Groomets (9 and under = born 203 or later) Youth (10-13 = born 2002 1999) Juniors (14-16 = born 1998 1996) Rookies (17-18 = born 1995 1994) A fun jam style event open to both skiers and boarders of all ages. 2012 will see the return of the quarterpipe the only quarterpipe event scheduled this season. Electric aims to make everyone welcome and works with the fun atmosphere of Snow Park to create a one of a kind event. July 28th is the day to be at Snow Park NZ, with FREE registration starting at 9 am. The Billabong Bro Down Slopestyle presented by Xperia Sony Smartphone returns once again to Snowpark NZ, August 3 and 4 for 2012. After a return to Slopestyle format last winter in anticipation of the rising popularity in World-class slopestyle events and the addition of a 4-star TTR ranking. The Bro Down is set to be one of the most exciting international snow-sports events this winter. NZ is widely regarded as the best location for international teams and athletes to train in their off-season including all of the Southern hemispheres top riders which makes the Bro Down one of the most hotly contested slopestyle events anywhere in the world at the time. In years past the competitor list has featured many of the worlds top riders including 3-time Open Womans champion and top ranked TTR rider Jamie Anderson who is set to return to defend her title. There will be a training and event registration day at Snowpark NZ on Thursday, August 2 and Friday, August 3 will feature preliminary rounds for Open Men and Women and the Junior event. Saturday, August 4 is set to jump off big time as the competitors battle it out in the finals for the top spot and a place on the podium. Following the event on Saturday night will the legendary Bro Down after party featuring Auckland Citys infamous party-starting DJ set The ARC and special guests. The Billabong Bro Down is one event you do not want to miss this winter, be there! This is the biggest event of its kind in the southern hemisphere, the eight annual North Face Freeski Open. The competition covers three major freeski disciplines: slopestyle, halfpipe and big mountain. This year the slopestyle and halvpipe events will once again be held at Snow Park. A handful of International pre-qualified riders will set the benchmark giving the 140 amateur and professional athletes the chance to prove their worth on the world stage. Entrants will battle through qualifiers for a spot in the finals and their share of the $42,000 purse. In other words its going to be a mean competition with a lot of surprises! All potential competitors should be aware that registration fills up quickly, so get in early from the 1st of June at www.register-forevents.com. For all the information you need on the event as well as registration details please visit the website: www.nzfreeskiopen.com. Information sourced from www.snowparknz.com.