Snow Park NZ kicks off the 2008 season Wednesday 18 June welcoming skiers and boarders to get their first turns and jumps in and enjoy a pie and a stubby or can of V as they board the lift for their first ride up the mountain.
Sam Lee, Snow Park NZ manager is looking forward to the coming season, “We have been busy over the summer months developing much of the terrain park and new services for our guests. The field looks great and I am looking forward to the riders and skiers having fun out there especially during the newly introduced night sessions.”
The snow guns have been cranking for the past two weeks and combined with good snowfalls throughout May and June the groomers have developed a good solid base for the season.
Unlike regular ski fields a more technical approach to the grooming is required to ensure the jumps and features are defined and safe before the mountain can open. As the Southern Hemisphere’s only dedicated terrain park resort, it is important to guarantee a high standard product for the customers.
For the 2008 season Snow Park NZ has made many improvements to its world class features, including expansion of the park with a new Slopestyle lane incorporating skilfully crafted intermediate jumps and jibs and a redeveloped Half Pint Park for novice riders and skiers. Snow Park NZ will also offer, for the first time, night skiing and riding which gets underway in July.
The delay is possibly due to one staff members poor sense of direction
The season opening has been postponed from its original date to ensure the park is at its peak. The small delay will allow for extra snowmaking at the weekend and improved conditions for shaping the park.