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 2500-feet long slopestyle run, junior and kids’ runs, a big jump run, a 2500-feet 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.
Vierli is located in Rauland, in the county of Telemark, in Southern Norway.
Adrenalin kick in the capital
Those seeking to combine big city life with daredevil jumps and tricksshould visit Oslo. Within half an hour's reach from the bustling city center you have two excellent terrain parks - Varingskollen and Oslo Winter Park, which was named "resort of the year" at the Norwegian Snowboard Awards 2012.
You will find one of Norway's largest terrain parks at Oslo Winter Park. The Tryvann/Wyller area hosted the World Snowboarding Championships (WSC) in February 2012.
Oslo Winter Park boasts 18 slopes and a vertical drop of 1250 feet, as well as two half-pipes of international standard (393 and 557 feet 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.
Varingskollen’s park includes big jumps, boxes, corners, rails and slides.
Elsewhere in Norway
Many other resorts offer parks with high international standards. The Norwegian Snowboard Association recommends these top 10 snowboard parks in Norway.
Fun for kids
A family-friendly resort, Geilo has 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.
Learn more about winter safety in the Norwegian mountains through this PDF.
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