The Cardrona NZ Junior Freeski and Snowboard National Championships got underway in Wanaka today with over 200 competitors aged five to 18 competing in the Smith Boarder-cross, Snowboard Giant Slalom and Salomon Ski Slopestyle.
Competitors had travelled from … Read More
Words and Photos by Tom Beaumont.
Spring is the time for epic adventure skiing. The days are long, the snowpack stabilises and becomes predictable, corn snow puts a smile on the dial, and hard early morning conditions make for fast … Read More
September 29th marks the one year anniversary of the deaths of JP Auclair and Andreas Fransson in an avalanche in a remote region of South America. Filmaker Bjarne Salen was there with the boys as they were on location filming … Read More
This Friday we cast our minds back to June 1996 and reminisce on equipment of days gone by, learn more about the art of competitive powder 8’s, and get schooled on the 3 freestyle moves du jour – the … Read More
Continuing their series of rider-managed ski films, the Legs of Steel crew is proud to announce their upcoming feature ski film PASSENGER in co-production with the Red Bull Media House.
A cinematic journey that spans four continents, the film aims … Read More
Team GB star James ‘Woodsy’ Woods from Sheffield held off stiff competition from many of the world’s best freeskiers at Cardrona Alpine Resort near Wanaka today to win the men’s FIS Freestyle Skiing Slopestyle World Cup at Audi quattro Winter … Read More
Words and Photos by Tom Beaumont
My early morning drive from Christchurch to Nelson Lakes provided a bit of distraction as the Seaward Kaikoura Range, quickly followed by Mt Tapuaenuku, came into view. Nelson Lakes very nearly took a sideline, … Read More
The world’s top slopestyle skiers treated Cardrona Alpine Resort to a masterclass today as they battled to qualify for the FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup at Audi quattro Winter Games NZ 2015 with Kiwi ace Jossi Wells among the top … Read More
New Zealand paralympian Adam Hall has stamped his name on yet another Audi quattro Winter Games NZ slalom title after romping home to win the gold medal in today’s International Paralympic Committee Alpine Skiing (IPCAS) Southern Hemisphere Cup at Coronet … Read More
The 2nd event of the NZJFT went down in Shadow Basin at The Remarkables ski resort, and saw a huge turnout & some amazing skiing by the juniors. The vibe was incredible, everyone involved had an epic time while they … Read More
Though the sky was not the piercing blue we had been enjoying for the first few days of the 2015 Winter Games, and the wind was tempestuous at times, this morning the halfpipe at Cardrona was … Read More
Corey Peters, World Champion sit-ski racer and all-round legend has become the first person to sit-ski New Zealand’s heli terrain. And it looks like he scored some epic lines!
Check out the video below:
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It was a perfect day for the first Freeski event of the 2015 Winter Games NZ at Cardrona today. Brilliant blue skies and calm winds met competitors in the FIS World Cup Halfpipe Qualifiers, and Cardona’s perfectly groomed pipe was … Read More
There’s fresh snow on the hills which makes us even more hyped for The North Face® Freeski Open of New Zealand Big Mountain, coming up in just two weeks’ time! Made even more exciting now that we’ve opened up the … Read More
We want to hook you and your best mate up with some fresh Planks Clothing threads this week, and so we are giving away a prizepack in the simplest way possible:
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Here at NZ Skier we have been trawling through the archives and reminiscing of days gone by – when Coca Cola had the back page advert and Smirnoff Vodka the inside back cover, and buyers guides were clumsily trying to … Read More
Words: Tom Beaumont Photos: Elliot Smith
Being a weekend warrior in Canterbury has been tough lately. Snow events have been followed by warm and wet pineapple express weather, and the wind seems to arrive on Saturday morning and leave on … Read More
The North Face® Freeski Open of New Zealand 2015 Park and Pipe competition wrapped up at Cardrona Alpine Resort with a spectacular showdown in the men’s slopestyle final. Top qualifier, NZ’s Jossi Wells battled hard for the win but James … Read More
The North Face® Freeski Open of New Zealand Park and Pipe competition wrapped up at Cardrona Alpine Resort today with a spectacular showdown in the men’s slopestyle final. Top qualifier, NZ’s Jossi Wells battled hard for the win but James … Read More
Photo – Cam McDermid
Charlie Lyons and crew recently ventured into the Albert Burn Saddle area of the East Matukituki River for a 3-day ski-touring mission to ski lines off Dragonfly Peak under the watchful eye of Mt Aspiring. Tenting … Read More