New Zealand Freestyle Session

Snow Park NZ, New Zealand

Oct 26, 2006
Outside Magazine
New Zealand

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New Zealand Freestyle Session //
Snow Park Nz, New Zealand
If you're under 30 and you still can't huck a corked 360 or slide a rail, you're nobody these days. Rather than suffer through the anonymity, sign up for Access Trips' New Zealand Freestyle Session and hone your jibbing. The one-week session takes place at Snow Park NZ, one of the only freestyle-exclusive resorts in the world, with possibly the most impressive terrain park you'll ever lay edges on. Open to skiers and snowboarders of all abilities, sessions are led by top Euro and Kiwi pros, and group size is limited to five clients per coach. Depending on your goals, you can spend the week perfecting a specific trick or simply absorbing the gamut of park and pipe basics. Either way, expect to go big: Snow Park NZ's 150-acre terrain park includes two superpipes, a beginner pipe, a variety of huge kicker lines (including a 115-footer), a quarterpipe, and a 15-foot wall ride. Off-park fun includes freeriding at two local resorts, trampoline coaching, bungee jumping, and an optional heli-trip. In place of a sterile hotel, you'll sleep, eat, and party at a funky house—complete with kitchen, lounge, TVDVD, and fireplace—in the lakeside town of Wanaka.
Dates: July 16–22, July 23–29, July 30–August 5
Price: $1,434 (heli-skiing costs about $600 per day)
Contact: 877-844-8597,

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