Pipes and Parks
New Zealand is a snowboarder’s paradise; dedicated terrain parks and wild natural features can be found all over the country. A frequent winner of best terrain park, the Remarkables ski are outside Queenstown is well known for the Stash, a terrain park inspired by the contours of the mountain that was built by Burton team riders. Free-riders will love Coronet Peak, which offers New Zealand's longest hours of operation. Treble Cone near Wanaka is the largest ski field in the South Island renowned for its great powder, natural Super Pipe, and quality snow banks. But if you’re really serious, opt for Cardrona resort, where the Parks Snowboard Squad coaches athletes and builds extreme skills.
By Guy Needham, AFAR Local Expert
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