Snowy Mountains Terrain Parks
Whether you’re a beginner on the mountain or a skiing veteran, terrain parks are a great way to improve your technique and learn new skills and tricks. A fun way to spend an afternoon on the slopes, you can try out jumps, half pipes and rails in the Snowy Mountains terrain parks.
Perisher offers five terrain parks, designed to suit skiers and boarders of all levels. 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.
For intermediate skiers and boarders, Leichhardt Terrain Park has a good range of boxes, rails and jumps ranging from 15ft to 30ft. Blue Cow is also great for intermediates and more advanced riders, with some larger jumps, and the experts should head to Slopestyle Terrain Park, with massive jumps and a half pipe.
There are four different terrain parks at Thredbo, with something for all levels. Easy Does It Park features a mini pipe and plenty of small jumps for a great introduction to park riding. Once you’ve mastered the basics, progress to Cruiser Park, which has a range of boxes, rails and tubes.
For a real adrenaline rush, advanced riders can hit Antons Park, with jumps of up to 65ft. Thredbo also has two Ridercross courses, where you can race through twisting turns, berms and rollers. Beginners should try Playground and High Noon Course is best for intermediates.
Freestyle Terrain Park at Charlotte Pass features jumps, tabletops and rails to practise your aerial skills. For kids, Charlotte’s Play Park has a range of mini jumps and trails, for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities.