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 2460-feet long slopestyle run, junior and kids' runs, a big jump run, a 2460-feet long rail run with 20 rails of varying sizes, and plenty of other elements. Located in the county of Telemark in Eastern Norway, Vierli hosted the Norwegian Snowboard Championship in 2012.
This was the winner of the "resort of the year" award at the Norwegian Snowboard Awards in 2011. A tiny resort with big ambitions, Ringkollen, 37 miles 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
Easily reached from Oslo center by public transport (Metro line no. 1 towards Frognerseteren, exit at Voksenkollen Station), Oslo Winter Park 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. Oslo Winter Park Tryvann was named "resort of the year" at the Norwegian Snowboard Awards in 2012.
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 16-feet flat box, a C box, kink box, butter box, and 26-feet flat, 9-feet flat and a 50-feet tube. Hafjell is located 10 miles north of Lillehammer in Eastern Norway.
Norway's largest resort, 130 miles 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 a great amount of talent. There are three snowboarding areas for snowboarders of various abilities in Trysil: 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 center of the resort, contains several rails, big jumps and other challenges. Only 60 miles from Oslo, Norefjell is easily within reach from the capital.
One of Norway's oldest ski resorts, with almost 40 slopes and four terrain parks, Geilo is recognised as a world-class area for snowkiting. It is also a family-friendly resort with plenty of activities on offer for children. Snowboarders at the Norwegian College of Elite Sports (Norges Toppidrettsgymnas) use the Geilo park for training purposes daily throughout the winter. Jump lines, rails and various other elements are all featured. 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, and you can find untouched powder snow for several days after a snowfall. Only about 80 miles south of Trondheim, Oppdal is less than two hours away by car.
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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