Snow Park


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Snow Park
Location: Otago, NZ
Nearest city: Wanaka

Top elevation: 1530m
Skiable area: 60 hectares

Lift system: One Quad

Snowfall: 50cm
Snowmaking: 100%
Web site:

Snow Park is a dedicated snowsports terrain park in South Island, New Zealand. Describing itself as the "first dedicated freestyle terrain park in the world" when it opened in 2002, it features a number of half-pipes, jumps and rails, instead of traditional ski runs.[1]

On-mountain accommodation has been available since 2006, prior to which people needed to commute daily from Wanaka or Queenstown. The site shares an access road with nearby Snow Farm.

A recent gondola proposal has been submitted, which would allow Snow Park to install a gondola running from the valley floor (near the Cardrona Valley Road) to the current base of the park. The reasons for this are many, including, but not limited to, dust and visibility, carbon dioxide emissions, and environmental impact. [2]

In summer, the same site operates as a freestyle mountain biking park, under the name Dirt Park. It also includes 2 downhill runs.


[edit] Notes

  1. Shred Betties Snowpark, New Zealand, Accessed 27/8/07
  2. [1] "Snowpark NZ - Roaring Meg Gondola", Accessed 9-9-07

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[edit] References

This article uses material from Wikipeda "Snow Park"

[edit] Otago skifields

Skifields in Otago, New Zealand

Coronet Peak · Cardrona · Invincible · The Remarkables · Snow Farm · Snow Park · Treble Cone

List of New Zealand skifields

[edit] Map of Snow Park

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