Snowy Mountains terrain parks

Snowy Mountains terrain parks

The Snowy Mountains is snow-packed with a huge range of world-class terrain parks, from slides and jumps to rails and rider cross courses to suit all skiers and snowboarders.

 

Perisher

The biggest ski resort in Australia, Perisher has a huge range of award-winning terrain options, encompassed within five parks. Beginners should check out Yabby Flat and Piper terrain parks, which feature entry level box and tabletop jumps - ideal for learning the basics and gaining confidence. The Leichhardt Terrain Park and Blue Cow Terrain Park offer medium to large boxes and rails, with jumps ranging from 15ft to 35ft.

Terrain Park at Perisher in Kosciuszko National Park, Snowy Mountains

Terrain Park, Perisher

The critically acclaimed Slopestyle Terrain Park at Front Valley is a main attraction, luring some of the world’s best skiers and riders. Take your skills to the next level with bank turns, rollers and tabletop jumps on the Central Valley and Sun Valley rider-cross courses. Nestled in the Yabby Flats Terrain Park, you’ll also find a 12ft mini half pipe. 

Terrain Park at Perisher - Kosciuszko National Park - Snowy Mountains

Terrain Park, Perisher

Thredbo

Thredbo’s terrain parks are home to a range of jump sizes, from beginner slides to a raft of box and rails that will keep shredders happy. Beginners can practice on introductory jumps at Basin Terrain Park before progressing to the Cruiser Park for next steps including small jumps, fun boxes, tubes and small rails. Laps of the entire park are on offer using the Easy Rider T Bar.

 Terrain Park at Thredbo in Kosciuszko National Park, Snowy Mountains

Terrain Park, Thredbo

Once you have mastered Cruiser, head up to Antons, the place for the big guns with wall rides, rails, boxes, tubes and jumps of various heights. The High Noon Ridercross course is designed for intermediates wanting to conquer the turns, berms and rollers, while for the manic mogul lover, the mogul’s course at Meadows is a true test.

 

Charlotte Pass

Charlotte Pass is an intimate, snowbound resort and a wonderful place for kids to learn, or for adults to chill out while still getting their turns in. There are two parks to check out, with Charlotte’s Play Park a great place to start. It has a range of mini jumps and snake trails, while more experienced riders can test their skills at the Freestyle Terrain Park which has a range of challenging features.

Terrain Park at Perisher in Kosciuszko National Park, Snowy Mountains

Terrain Park, Perisher

Top tips

Before you go into a terrain park, remember these Park Smart rules:

  • Start small. Work your way up and build your skills.
  • Make a plan for every feature you plan to use, every time.
  • Always look before you drop.
  • Respect the features and other users.
  • Take it easy. Know your limits. Ride within your ability.