A snowboarder soars above Wanaka's Snow Park. Photo by
Snowboarding and ski field Snow Park, near Wanaka in
Otago, has been put up for sale with a $30 million price tag.
The park along with 2700ha of land and several businesses of
the Waiorau Station has been owned by the Lee family for the
last 60 years.
"I want to see things go on here and become an international
ski resort," owner John Lee told 3 News yesterday.
For the past 17 years, Mr Lee and his wife, Mary, have put
their efforts into developing Snow Park as a nordic skiing
It has since branched out to include summer-time activities
and is used as a high-altitude training destination for
athletes, and occasionally professional rugby teams.
Sam Lee has managed the operations at Snow Park for the past
five years and the terrain park has become one of the
southern hemisphere's foremost apline freestyhle skiing and
It includes a 50-bed backpacker lodge and luxury apartments,
along with a bar, restaurant and cafe.
During summer, the Snow Park becomes the Dirt Park and caters
for mountain bikers.