Vierli 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. Vierli is located in the county of Telemark in Southern Norway. The Norwegian Snowboard Championship NM was held there in 2012.
Winner of the "resort of the year" award at the Norwegian Snowboard Awards in 2011. A tiny resort with big ambitions, Ringkollen, 60 kilometres northwest of Oslo off the E16, has taken onboard feedback from young snowboarders and incorporated it in its development plan, with great success. Here you will find funboxes, big jumps, five different rails, a "nosepress-box" and jumps of all sizes.
Oslo Winter Park Tryvann
Easily reached from Oslo centre by public transport (T-bane nr. 1 towards Frognerseteren, exit at Voksenkollen Station), Oslo Winter Park Tryvann has recently undergone extensive development. The Tryvann/Wyller arena hosted the World Snowboarding Championship (WSC) in 2012, and now boasts Norway's first Olympic standard superpipe, as well as some 30 elements and a half-pipe.
The terrain park at Hafjell was designed by some of the world's foremost experts in the field, and offers much for snowboard enthusiasts. Choices include the little half-pipe, several quarter-pipes, glides, a big jump and numerous kickers. Altogether the park offers nine jumps, a step-up jump, a corner, four fun boxes, seven rails, a five-metre flat box, a C box, kink box, butter box, and eight-metre flat, three-metre flat and a 15-metre tube. Hafjell is located 15 kilometres north of Lillehammer in Eastern Norway.
Norway's largest resort, 210 kilometres northeast of Oslo, has a big terrain park and a good ski school. The TTR 3 star competition Sweet Rumble is held in Trysil every year and attracts great talent. Trysil has three snowboarding areas for snowboarders of various abilities: a green park for children and beginners with small jumps, simple rails and boxes. A blue park for intermediate snowboarders with simple jumps, rails and boxes. And a red/black park with everything from medium big to expert jumps and rails.
Once voted "the best terrain park in the world" by the international snowboard press, Hemsedal's park might have lost some of its edge in recent years, but is still a good alternative. Off-piste skiing is particularly good here too. Halfway between Oslo and Bergen, Hemsedal boasts five parks, of which Hemsedalsparken, with two half-pipes, jumps, quarter-pipes and rails, is the largest.
The terrain park, located in the centre of the resort, contains several rails, big jumps and other challenges. Norefjell is only 100 kilometres from Oslo.
One of Norway's oldest ski resorts, with 40 slopes and four terrain parks, Geilo, is recognised as a world-class area for kite-skiing. It is also a family-friendly resort, with plenty of activities on offer for children. Snowboarders at the Norwegian College of Elite Sport (Norges Toppidrettsgymnas) use Geilo park daily for training purposes throughout the winter. Jump lines, rails and various other elements all feature. Geilo is located halfway between Oslo and Bergen, and is easily accessible by train.
Here you will find two terrain parks with a total of three jump-lines and over 20 jibs and rails. Oppdal is also good for off-piste skiing. You can find untouched powder several days after a snowfall. Oppdal lies about 130 kilometres south of Trondheim.
Just over an hour's drive from Oslo, Kongsberg is a modern ski resort popular with Norwegians. A new snowcross area offers half-pipe, fun boxes, quarter-pipes and big jumps.
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