World class ter­rain park

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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.

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