Leading the park scene is Vierli, which was voted “resort of the year” at the Norwegian Snowboard Awards in 2010, and nominated again in 2011.
Vierli snowboard park boasts Norway’s fastest and best snowboard lift, a 750-metre long slopestyle run, junior and kids’ runs, a big jump run, a 750-metre long rail run with 20 rails of varying sizes, and plenty of other elements.
The park is well maintained throughout the winter, and is lit up after dark. The Norwegian Snowboard Championship NM will be held in Vierli in March 2012.
Many other resorts offer parks with high international standards. The Norwegian Snowboard Association recommends these top 10 snowboard parks in Norway.
Adrenalin kick in the capital
For those seeking to combine big city life with daredevil jumps and tricks, you should visit Oslo. Within half an hour's reach from the bustling city centre you have two excellent terrain parks - Oslo Winter Park Tryvann and Varingskollen.
You will find one of Norway's largest terrain parks at Oslo Winter Park Tryvann. The Tryvann/Wyller area will host the World Snowboarding Championships (WSC) in February 2012.
Tryvann boasts 18 runs and a vertical drop of 381 metres, as well as two half-pipes of international standard (120 and 170 metres in length).
The park also hosts The Oakley Arctic Challenge, which was created in 1999 as an independent alternative to more established snowboarding events by Norwegian snowboard legend Terje Haakonsen.
This winter the Oakley Arctic Challenge event will be Trial World Snowboarding Championships, with a spectacular slope style competition again taking place at Oslo Winter Park Tryvann, from 10 to 19 February 2012.
Varingskollen’s park includes big jumps, boxes, corners, rails and slides.
Fun for the kids
Geilo is a family-friendly resort, with a dedicated park for children that includes a half-pipe, jumps, box rails and a fun box. There are also plenty of activities on offer for children there.
Ringkollen won the “resort of the year” award at the Norwegian Snowboard Awards in 2011 for its cooperation with young users – the park has incorporated their feedback it into its development plan with great success, and Ringkollen is as a result a great park for young snowboarders.
Norway’s largest resort, Trysil, also has one of the country’s largest snowboard parks, as well as a good ski school, making it a good option for families.
Once voted "the best terrain park in the world" by the international snowboard press, Hemsedal offers excellent opportunities for off-piste snowboarding. So do the Lyngen Alps near Tromsø – the whole area is an eldorado for powder snow enthusiasts.
Remember that off-piste snowboarding is for experienced riders only. It is recommended you hire a local guide – both for safety reasons, and to ensure you make the most of your snowboarding holiday.