Ter­rain Parks

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A BIG win for Per­isher and a look at the new events and fea­tures that are set to stand out at the re­sort ter­rain parks this win­ter.

MOST of the re­sorts have ter­rain parks that are avail­able for the ad­ven­tur­ous to test out their skills on jumps, boxes and rails and here we take a look at the new fea­tures and events be­ing rolled out at some of the re­sorts this win­ter.


The Bat­tle @ Baw Baw, now in its tenth year has ce­mented its spot on the Aus­tralian freestyle cir­cuit for both ama­teur and pro­fes­sional skiers and snow­board­ers.

Re­turn­ing on Au­gust 6, com­peti­tors will be bat­tling it out on the in­fa­mous stair set for a share of $3000 in cash and prizes.

That’s not the only thing hit­ting the Baw Baw ter­rain parks this win­ter, with the re­sort in­vest­ing in a num­ber of brand new stain­less steel fea­tures over the sum­mer months.

Th­ese new fea­tures will al­low for bet­ter hits and smoother slides and the more durable fea­tures will in­clude a num­ber of new rails giv­ing the park crew the abil­ity to de­liver more cre­ative and ex­cit­ing set-ups than ever be­fore.


Per­isher’s PlayS­ta­tion Ter­rain Parks are renowned for be­ing the best in Aus­tralia and some of the most in­no­va­tive parks world­wide. The Plays­ta­tion Le­ichardt Ter­rain Park is the lead­ing park in Aus­tralia for in­ter­me­di­ate rid­ers to be able to build con­fi­dence and learn new tricks to help progress their skills.

For this sea­son, the Le­ichardt Ter­rain Park has un­der­gone ma­jor im­prove­ments that have seen earth­works com­pleted through May, just in time for win­ter.

The park has been ex­panded, al­low­ing for bet­ter flow through the park while also mak­ing it longer and pro­vid­ing more op­tions for fea­tures that rid­ers can hit.

The ex­pan­sions and im­prove­ments mean that more rid­ers can ex­pe­ri­ence a greater range of In­ter­me­di­ate Park rid­ing, rang­ing through from lower to up­per in­ter­me­di­ate skiers and board­ers.

Other im­prove­ments made to the park this year in­clude a new en­try point, which will al­low for a bet­ter flow line into the jumps. The in runs to the jumps will be run­ning down the fall mak­ing the take-off and land­ings smoother for all rid­ers.

The im­prove­ments mean less snow is re­quired to make the jumps level and there­fore can be opened sooner and stay open for longer.


Af­ter lead­ing the crew in 2015 and 2016, Reuben Cameron re­turns as Thredbo Ter­rain Park man­ager and lead builder.

Reuben learnt his trade at June Moun­tain in Cal­i­for­nia be­fore de­vel­op­ing it fur­ther with seven sea­sons of mon­ster Style­wars builds here in Oz. Big boot­ers are his spe­cialty - the 2014 and 2015 One Hit Won­der set ups are proof of that.

Thredbo Parks’ sec­ond in charge, Mat Galina also re­turns for his third sea­son, lead­ing the day crew and set­ting the stan­dard re­quired.

With a wealth of snow ex­pe­ri­ence in Aus­tralia and around the world, Thredbo Parks has its own ded­i­cated so­cial chan­nels. If you’re in­ter­ested in what’s hap­pen­ing in Thredbo Parks, or you just like check­ing out sweet Ter­rain Park con­tent, fol­low Thredbo on their face­book page.


If you’ve never been in the ter­rain park be­fore but would like to give it a try, Freestyle Fri­days are for you. Ev­ery Fri­day Falls Creek’s Snows­ports School in­struc­tors are on hand to of­fer free tips and in­struc­tion in the Panorama Ter­rain Park (on skier’s left of Drover’s Dream).

Find out the right way to hit your first-ever fea­ture, do a few laps and come back ev­ery Fri­day to keep im­prov­ing.

You can then head to the Freestyle Fri­days Rail Jam at the base of the Sum­mit for weekly give­aways, beats and a free BBQ.

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