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NZ Freeski Association Announces 2009 – 2010 Teams

NZ Freeski Association Announces 2009 – 2010 Teams

November 30, 2009
LAKE WANAKA, New Zealand (November 30, 2009) – The Freeski Association New Zealand (FSANZ) this week announced its Freeski Teams for 2009/2010, all six existing national team members remain at the helm as they continue to dominate on the world stage. Seated Left to Right: Sam Smoothy, Mitchey Greig, Janina…
Skiing Antartica – Blog 2 Setting Sail

Skiing Antartica – Blog 2 Setting Sail

November 26, 2009
Australia’s legendary big mountain skier Andrea Binning is on a 3-week skiing expedition to Antarctica. This is her regular blog. November 21, 2009 On the boat packing my gear. We are so stoked to have finally arrived in Ushuaia with all our gear.  We had a very smooth flight down…
The Last Blast – Chris Booth

The Last Blast – Chris Booth

October 28, 2009
Photos by Luke FlynnCharlottes Pass Saturday 10 October 2009 This may sound bizarre coming from someone whose entire existence revolves around skiing, but I love the end of the ski season. The Australian winter for me is the period during which my life is both truly lived, and truly falls…
Walker & Zalohar win One Hit Wonder

Walker & Zalohar win One Hit Wonder

October 17, 2009
Press release from the One Hit Wonder event organisers. 16 October at 13:00 The people have have spoken. Congratulations to snowboarder Robbie Walker and skier Bine Zalohar. Both riders had effortless looking 1080s that were big, grabbed, and clearly your favourite tricks, thus they are both $2000 richer thanks to…
Winter Of Wells – Episode 8

Winter Of Wells – Episode 8

October 16, 2009
The last installment of the Winter of Wells for 2009 featuring NZ’s top freestyle skier Jossi Wells. This episode has something for everyone! Join Jossi as he travels all over Europe competing in competitions, free skiing, skating, driving Audis and getting arty in the streets of Berlin. Filmed, edited and…
Jono Brauer – 2010 Olympic Athlete Fundraiser

Jono Brauer – 2010 Olympic Athlete Fundraiser

October 9, 2009
Join us next Thursday for Jono Brauer’s 2010 World Cup/Olympic season fundraising evening. October the 15th at the Kirribilli Ex-Services Club Water Terrace Room Harbourview Crescent Kirribilli NSW Steve Bradbury will be joining us to speak on the evening and there are plenty of great prizes to be won.
Colorado Opens For The 2009 – 10 Ski Season

Colorado Opens For The 2009 – 10 Ski Season

October 8, 2009
Loveland Ski Area Kicks Off Colorado’s Ski Season The Colorado ski season bounded to one of its earliest starts ever yesterday with Loveland Ski Area opening its chair lifts to skiers and riders. At 9:00 am, with its lifts in motion and an 18-inch base, Loveland became the first ski…
Testorelli Wins Final of Australia – New Zealand Cup Slalom

Testorelli Wins Final of Australia – New Zealand Cup Slalom

September 14, 2009
Mt Hutt, New Zealand – 11th September, 2009 – Switzerland’s Moreno Testorelli and Sweden’s Magnus Andersson were both in top form, with Testorelli winning the ANC Final slalom in the morning and Andersson taking out the afternoon race as the Australia-New Zealand Cup Finals continued at Mt. Hutt Friday. France’s…
Anna Segal & Buller Skiers Super Session

Anna Segal & Buller Skiers Super Session

September 9, 2009
By Anna Segal All photos by Rory Gardiner Anna’s the number one female freeskier in the world, and is frustrated at the lack of freeski events in Victoria I returned to Mt. Buller at the start of July with high hopes for the season. Reports of early snow had me…
Groms Swarm Treble Cone NZ

Groms Swarm Treble Cone NZ

September 9, 2009
Press Release What do you get when you throw a bunch of groms and some of the best Freeride coaches in the business up at Treble Cone? The mini MOUNTAIN open! Treble Cone is sponsoring a two day ski and snowboard event on September 19 – 20 for all groms…
Interschool National Championships Ready To Kick Off

Interschool National Championships Ready To Kick Off

September 7, 2009
Australian Interschools Championships at Falls Creek 9-13 September General Manager of School Snowsports Robert Osborne, said: “The entries for the national titles, to be held at Falls Creek, are flooding in. We’ll know after 5pm today how many school-aged participants will compete at Falls Creek in numerous disciplines. “There will…
27th Annual Pub-to-Pub Cross Country Classic

27th Annual Pub-to-Pub Cross Country Classic

August 26, 2009
PRESS RELEASE On September 3, Perisher will celebrate the start of spring in style by hosting a cross-country race with a twist. Perisher’s iconic Pub-to-Pub Cross-Country Classic, now in its 27th consecutive year, sees a mix of serious racers and dressed up cruisers having fun traversing the resort on skinny…
Cheap Spring Pass at Falls Creek and Hotham

Cheap Spring Pass at Falls Creek and Hotham

August 26, 2009
PRESS RELEASE To celebrate the new snowfalls this week, more than 25cm so far, Hotham and Falls Creek are pleased to launch their first Spring Season Pass so you can make the most of the flakes! Until the end of the season you can ski and ride every day from…
Anna Segal Wins NZ Winter Games Slopestyle

Anna Segal Wins NZ Winter Games Slopestyle

August 23, 2009
Chillfactor Ski Magazine Press Release QUEENSTOWN, New Zealand (August 22, 2009) The inaugural 100% Pure New Zealand Winter Games began today with the men’s and women’s free
FIS Australia New Zealand Cup – Day 3 Photos, Video & Results.

FIS Australia New Zealand Cup – Day 3 Photos, Video & Results.

August 20, 2009
The slalom hund out performs the pack Womans winner Emily Bamford Kilian ALBRECHT is no stranger to the slalom turn, having spent many years on the Austrian A team racing world cup where he had no less than 18 top ten world cup slalom finishes, two being on the podium…
The Volkl New Zealand Freeski Open 2009 Continues This Week

The Volkl New Zealand Freeski Open 2009 Continues This Week

August 19, 2009
PRESS RELEASE A selection of the world’s best Slopestyle and Halfpipe competitors are ramping up for the park events of the Volkl NZ Freeski Open 2009, scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday at Cardrona Alpine Resort. Twenty of the world’s best International invited freeskiers will set the benchmark giving the 140…
FIS Australia New Zealand Continental Cup

FIS Australia New Zealand Continental Cup

August 17, 2009
Hotham Alpine Resort is set to host the highest level of Alpine Ski Racing in the southern hemisphere this week with the FIS Australia New Zealand Continental Cup from 17 – 20 August. This event will features Olympians and National Team athletes from 18 different nations who will compete in…
National Alpine Championships – Day 2

National Alpine Championships – Day 2

August 13, 2009
Wild weather. A wild and woolly day was dished out for day 2 of the National champs at Thredbo. With a cold front rolling through at first light and a couple of hours of rain the start was delayed till a decision was made that the days racing would go…
Aussie Mountains Score Sunny Powder Day

Aussie Mountains Score Sunny Powder Day

August 11, 2009
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Watkin McLennan Interview

Watkin McLennan Interview

August 11, 2009
Coach, competitor and now event organiser. For this Mount Buller skier, winter is a full season. By Reggae Elliss All photos Tony Harrington/ wheresharro.com A feature at Buller since he was a kid, 21-year-old Watkin McLennan, knows the mountain as well as anyone. When he’s not coaching with the Team…
Cross Country Australian Championship This Weekend

Cross Country Australian Championship This Weekend

August 6, 2009
2008 Hoppet Photo: Charlie Brown Accomplished skiers from Switzerland, Japan and New Zealand will compete against our best cross-country skiers at the Australian Championship and Australia – New Zealand Continental Cup events this weekend at Falls Creek, Vic. It will be an exciting two-day tussle between the international and local…
SKIERS – Warren Smith and His Verbier-based Ski Academy is all about steeps and freeride terrain

SKIERS – Warren Smith and His Verbier-based Ski Academy is all about steeps and freeride terrain

August 6, 2009
Warren Smith aka Woz, Wozzatron or The Ginger Prince All roads in Verbier, Switzerland lead back to king of the hill, Warren Smith. His ski academy trains over 1100 students a year, he’s a household name in ski houses of Britain and he counts Lawrence Dallaglio, James Blunt and Claudia…
McGlinn Takes FIS Slalom at Cardrona – Griffin Wins GS

McGlinn Takes FIS Slalom at Cardrona – Griffin Wins GS

August 6, 2009
Alexandra McGlinn of the New Zealand National Development Team showed her poise Wednesday at Cardrona Alpine Resort, capturing first place in the first FIS slalom race of the season, the Wanaka FIS Series. McGlinn finished with a combined time of 1:21.22, edging out Nikki Sole of Great Britain (1:21.28) and…
New Zealand Winter Games – August 21-30, 2009

New Zealand Winter Games – August 21-30, 2009

August 5, 2009
Queenstown, Lake Wanaka, Naseby, DunedinTen days, 34 events, 15 sports, 800 athletes, over 20 nations and an audience of millions – welcome to100% Pure New Zealand Winter Games, the only event of its kind outside the Winter Olympics. The world’s top snow sports athletes have already booked their flights from…
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