With seven terrain parks and Australia’s biggest halfpipe, Perisher is where you want to be riding parks!
Terrain Park Manager, Charles Beckinsale, who is internationally renowned for his innovative park designs and riding success, will continue to manage Perisher parks this season.
The park crew have been busy in the workshop building new features to add to the rail fleet, which is already the largest in the southern hemisphere.
With the ever changing features, the PlayStation Slopestyle terrain park will host the Subaru Junior National Freeride Championships, which will see 6 to 18 year olds compete in ski and snowboard Slopestyle, Halfpipe and Cross disciplines, with someone to be crowned the Junior National Champion.
Stepping it up to the next level, The PlayStation Slopestyle Championships will bring together national level Junior and Senior Slopestyle competitors, throwing it down to be crowned PlayStations best.
Looking to the world Stage, The Mile High is the top ranked Slopestyle event in the Southern Hemisphere. It will see the best of World and Olympic Slopestyle Skiers and Boarders showcasing their skills at an International level.
Richard Hegarty, Event Director of The Mile High says, “Perisher has become the training ground for all international slopestyle teams both snowboarding and freeski. The Mile High by Carlton Dry this year will host virtually every top slopestyle rider from all nations".
"Every day through August will be like the Olympics or the X Games. It is great to have a World Class event in Australia and for the athletes to return to year after year, growing in numbers is a huge compliment to the park crew and is a big boost for the region”.
Last season saw some of the biggest names in snow sports training and competing at Perisher with Olympic Gold medalists Sage Kotsenburg, Joss Christensen and Jamie Anderson along with many others making the trip to Australia.
Perisher CEO Peter Brulisauer said, “Perisher’s PlayStation Terrain Park ranks amongst the best in the world and is the premier Slopestyle Park in the Southern Hemisphere. Due to the great work the Perisher Terrain Park team have been doing, the facility is truly world-class. This is attracting skiing and snowboarding Olympic and World Champions to Perisher to gain valuable training time and compete in a world class event”.
Perisher parks are not just for the pros though, anyone wanting to develop their park riding abilities can choose from a range of different park designs spread across the resort which include jumps, rails, boxes and even a mini halfpipe.
This season Perisher has made it even easier for guests to develop their skills with the introduction of Perisher's Performance Plus sessions. These three hour sessions will help skiers and boarders learn essential skills for riding the parks with the choice between a terrain park session or a halfpipe session.
Chad Collier, Perisher's Winter Sports Club Head Snowboard Coach said, “Perisher is very proud of the great terrain parks in the resort. With eight terrain parks and two halfpipes, we have facilities to cater for all levels of skiers and snowboarders. We cater for everyone from the kids in our beginner terrain parks to our Olympic athletes such as skier Russ Henshaw and snowboarders Scotty James and Nate Johnstone. It really is the only place to progress your skiing and snowboarding skills.”