Snow Park, New Zealand

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Snow Park
SnowPark gobeirne.jpg
Location Otago, NZ
Nearest city Wanaka
Top elevation 1530m
Skiable area 60 hectares
Lift system One Quad
Snowfall 50cm
Snowmaking 100%
Website

http://www.snowparknz.com

http://www.dirtparknz.com

Snow Park was a dedicated snowsports terrain park in South Island, New Zealand. It described itself as the "first dedicated freestyle terrain park in the world" when it opened in 2002, and featured a number of half-pipes, jumps and rails, instead of traditional ski runs.[1] It closed in 2013 and was sold to the Southern Hemisphere Proving Grounds, a vehicle testing facility.[2][3]

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

The park and surrounding land was owned by the Lee family for sixty years, before it was put up for sale in September 2008, for $30 million.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shred Betties Snowpark, New Zealand, Accessed 27/8/07
  2. ^ Snow Park NZ closed to public for good, Mountain Scene
  3. ^ Snow park NZ sold, Official Website
  4. ^ "Wanaka's Snow Park for sale; $30m price tag". Otago Daily Times. 23 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-23. 

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Coordinates: 44°52′41″S 169°04′12″E / 44.878°S 169.07°E / -44.878; 169.07