Perisher has once again come out on top, winning the SIA ‘Best Terrain Parks at a Resort’ award for 2016. Perisher has now won the Best Terrain parks award for the past four years in a row, demonstrating that Perisher’s PlayStation Terrain Parks are the best parks in Southern Hemisphere. Perisher puts in a significant effort to ensure the five PlayStation Terrain Parks and Halfpipe are in great condition all winter and cater for all levels of skiers and boarders.
Tina Burford – Perisher Snowsports School Director said: “ Many of Perisher guests, particularly the kids, are keen to learn to ride the terrain parks and it’s important we offer the appropriate terrain to learn while also providing great supervision through the Perisher Snowsports School. Having the five terrain parks around the key areas of the resort allows guest to step up a little in each park and progress their skills.”
Through the 2016 season some of the biggest names in skiing and snowboarding were here in Perisher including Joss Christensen, Sage Kotsenburg, Eric Willet, Øystein Braaten, Mark McMorris, Torstein Horgmo, Seb Toots, Craig McMorris, Danny Davis, Jamie Anderson, Jess Rich and Russ Henshaw.
Terrain Park Manager, Charles Beckinsale said: “We’re all extremely proud of how the team worked together to push boundaries and innovate with our designs through the past season. It was really inspiring to see guests progress through all of our five Terrain Parks, from the Winter Sports Club athletes through to the visiting international pros, everyone was happy with the layout and features that we produced this year”
The location of the PlayStation Slopestyle Terrain Park provides fast turnaround time, combined with the largest and most current rail fleet in the Southern Hemisphere; it’s no wonder that Perisher is the perfect place to attract the best riders in the world.
Michael Ephraim, Managing Director, Sony Interactive Entertainment Australia, said, “On behalf of the team at PlayStation, I would like to extend our congratulations to the team at Perisher on this well-deserved win. Throughout our 20+ year partnership, Perisher has continually delivered incredible terrain parks, and winning the Snowsports Industries of Australia ‘Best Terrain Parks at a Resort’ award for the fourth year running is testament to the best in class approach taken to quality, care and creativity. Keep up the good work!”
Perisher’s Chief Operating Officer, Peter Brulisauer said, “We’re very proud that Perisher’s PlayStation Terrain Park has once again pushed boundaries with design and functionality, attracting the best skiing and snowboarding athletes in the world to be here throughout the season. It’s thanks to the great work that the Perisher Terrain Park team has done that makes the facility truly world-class”.
Perisher will again host some of the best Slopestyle events in 2017, with more details to be announced over the coming months.