Ter­rain Parks: What's new in 2014

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Baw Baw

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.

Char­lotte Pass

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

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.

PHOTO: Char­lotte Pass Snow Re­sort

AIR: Char­lotte Pass of­fers new and en­hanced ter­rain this year.

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