The Mt Olympus Freeride Open 2016 presented by Marmot rocked the Sphinx at Mt Olympus just one week after The North Face Frontier opened the NZ FWQ season at the Remarkables. This was the inaugural year of the 2* MOFO FWQ event, which was put together by Dion Newport and his crew of merry warriors from the New Zealand Junior Freeride Tour. They were blessed with 46 riders from 14 different nations. The snow pack was working against them and subsequently a nice mellow venue was chosen. Everyone rode intelligently with no injuries and the fun factor was set very high to make this an annual event on FWQ calendar. Special thanks to Marmot for making the event happen and all of the supporting sponsors: Sherpa Coffee for keeping us wired, Moa for the delicious refreshments, Snowsports NZ and FWQ for their support, and of course Mt Olympus and the amazing crew of staff for all the good times and good vibes.