ter­rain PARKS

Alpine News - - Terrain Parks -

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.

Be sure to keep up on all the news by check­ing out their ded­i­cated face book page at

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.

PHOTO: An­drew Rail­ton

SLID­ING: Mt Buller’s Frank ter­rain park have a lot of great fea­tures that will chal­lenge ev­ery level of rider.

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