Hotham has four terrain/rail parks across the resort - the Basin Rail Park, the Big D Beginner Park, the SBX/SX course and the Summit Terrain Park.
The Rail Park is the most accessible rail park in the Australian snowfields, located right next to Hotham Central. It features a range of intermediate to advanced boxes, rails and jumps. Enjoy a lunch on Swindlers Balcony whilst watching people tackle and do moves off the features.
Located at the Big D this is a place where the kids can learn the tricks and what it takes to ride the park in a safe and progressive way. A flat box, beginner jump and easy rails are here to be enjoyed and kick start you on your way to the Basin and Summit parks.
The Summit Terrain Park is situated skiers right of the Summit Chairlift. The park features beginner, intermediate and advanced lines of jumps and kickers with rails and features throughout the course. Please note that this park is snow and weather dependent.
The boardercross course features burms, chutes, kickers and rollers. In 2008 the course was built by the Australian National SBX team to World Cup standard and was used for training by the Canadian Skier X team and the Australian Skier X team, as well as hosting the FIS Easy Mac SBX Championships, the World Industries Ausralian Series, the FIS Easy Mac Skier-X Championship and Australian National SBX Training Camp. In 2011 this course is sure to please yet again and will host many events. This course is available for public use outside of training hours.
The Australian Ski Areas Association recommends the wearing of helmets for skiing and riding, and encourages you to educate yourself on the benefits and limitations of helmet usage.
All guest participants, of whatever age, in a Snowsports School or other resort departments such as Resort Team or Winter Sports Clubs, which involve or include terrain parks, pipes, skier/boarder cross and/or race courses be required to wear an accredited ski or snowboard helmet.
All guest participants in what is generally known as Kids and Children’s Snowsports School Programs are required to wear an accredited ski or snowboard helmet, and that there be no opt out facility or ability by a parent or guardian. Helmets are provided to all children renting equipment and /or participating in a Kids Snowzone lesson program. This service is offered by Hotham Sports and provided by MILO.
For further information go to the Australian Ski Areas Associations website.