Terrain Parks: What's new in 2014
Mt Baw Baw’s park team consists of two fulltime park builders who are all highly experienced in design, construction and maintenance of all things park. How much park there is to ride, ultimately comes down to the weather and snow conditions. If it looks like snow’s on the way, they will plan to build bigger and as the snow accumulates so does the park count. When a sufficient depth is reached a total of three parks will be built. Whether you’re going to attempt a boardslide for the first time or throw spins off the biggest hit, riding one plank or two, Mt Baw Baw has a park for you. There’s jibs, slides, jumps, walls and lines for everyone.
Hotham has four terrain/rail parks across the resort: the basin rail park, the big D beginner park, the SBX/SX course and the summit terrain park.
2014 will see further investment in rails and boxes and other terrain park features across the resort catering for all abilities of skiers and snowboarders. The continued commitment to the 5 terrain parks, 2 ridercross courses and 2 halfpipes spread across the resort areas of Perisher and Blue Cow ensures Perisher retains its reputation of providing the best parks in Australia.
Thredbo has a new home for the intermediate terrain park and it is set to be a big one. Located on the lower half of Australia’s longest run, ‘The Supertrail’, it will track from middle slopes along the milk run and finish close to the base of Thredbo. The new look terrain park will give skiers and boarders a longer and more diverse park, providing plenty of room for the park crew to create fun long lines of jib features and sequences of jumps ranging from 15 to 20ft. This park is the perfect playground for intermediate riders looking to transition from the cruiser park.
The freestyle terrain park is for anyone after an extreme experience.
The biggest of Charlotte’s parks, it features jumps, tabletops and rails. Charlotte’s play park is the place for children who want to improve and have fun while they master their new skills.
Mt Buller park (MBP) has something for everyone, whether you like to ride the rails, race on the rider cross course or pull some air off one of the huge summit jumps, the MBP is the place to be for freestyle fun.
Developed to suit all levels, the MBP allows riders to build confidence, practice and improve existing skills in one of the five parks across the resort.
AIR: Charlotte Pass offers new and enhanced terrain this year.