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Hall and Murphy Crowned NZ National Adaptive GS Champions

Hall and Murphy Crowned NZ National Adaptive GS Champions

July 28, 2009
PRESS RELEASE Week-long Adaptive Snow Sports Festival features events for both recreational and elite skiers and snowboarders WANAKA – July 28, 2009 – Day two of the Cardrona Disabled National Championships have wrapped up with Alpine Ski Racer Adam Hall taking home his second gold of the week winning the…
Mr Smoothy aka Sam The Master

Mr Smoothy aka Sam The Master

July 20, 2009
Twenty-one-year-old New Zealand freeskier Sam Smoothy lives up to his last name. He’s big in Wanaka and getting bigger on the world circuit after his first European season of competition. Rachael Oakes-Ash chews the fat… All photos by Terro Repo Where did it all begin Mr Smoothy? I grew up…
Mt Hutt to host World Cup Teams in preparation for Olympics

Mt Hutt to host World Cup Teams in preparation for Olympics

July 20, 2009
PRESS RELEASE Visitors to Mt Hutt this winter will be rewarded with some spectacular skiing action as the “Capital of Speed” plays host to several World Cup Teams in training for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. From 20 July through to 20 September Mt Hutt’s International Race Training Arena will…
Rossignol Ladies Days At Buller and Thredbo July 25

Rossignol Ladies Days At Buller and Thredbo July 25

July 20, 2009
Try the latest Rossignol skis and enjoy a great day on the slopes This year, Rossignol will be holding specialised women’s clinics in Thredbo & Mt Buller, over the weekend of July 25 & 26 in both resorts. The clinics are for 1 day each & made up of 20…
Thredbo Freeride Series 2 Results & Photos – Ski

Thredbo Freeride Series 2 Results & Photos – Ski

July 3, 2009
Thredbo Freeride Series 2 Results & Photos All Photos: Ben Hansen Charlie Timmmins Pole-Jams the win. Last Saturday the second event of the Thredbo freeride series was held in the High-noon park. A creative 2-hit setup built by the shredtastic park crew, helped the good turn out of skiers get…
Video – Winter Of Wells – Episode 1, Cardrona

Video – Winter Of Wells – Episode 1, Cardrona

July 1, 2009
The premiere episode of the Winter of Wells takes you to Cardrona for a day shredding the terrain park with Jossi & Byron Wells early season. Filmed, Edited and Directed by Tim Pierce. Music: Artist: Hasan Salaam Track: 15 minutes myspace.com/hasansalaam Cardrona forecasts, snow reports and live snow cams.
Tony McWilliam – An Australian ski-bum makes good in Verbier

Tony McWilliam – An Australian ski-bum makes good in Verbier

June 25, 2009
By Rachael Oakes-Ash Tony McWilliam left his life as a liftie in the Australian ski fields in 1999 for the big mountains of Europe, bumming his way around with an Industrial Design degree from RMIT under his arm. His self-confessed “throw it all in and see what happens” approach to…
ARMADA ARV

ARMADA ARV

June 25, 2009
The ARV is the only model left from the original range Armada launched six years ago and is the brand’s flagship all-mountain ski. With skiers like Tanner Hall, JP Auclair and Juilien Regnier launching the brand a true all-mountain ski – one that performs in soft and hard snow, on…
Ben Murphy Interview

Ben Murphy Interview

June 16, 2009
Ben Murphy was one of the main players on the Australian Freeride scene until he moved to Canada full-time in 2001. He has spent most of his time coaching in the resorts near Calgary and competing occasionally in Big Air and half-pipe comps. Ben grew up in Wollongong and is…
Premiere of Warren Millers Children of Winter

Premiere of Warren Millers Children of Winter

May 29, 2009
By Tony Harrington/Wheresharro.com What would the kick off of the snow season be without a screening of Warren Miller’s latest movie? Very luck lustre to say the least for 100’s of 1000’s of snow enthusiasts around the world. Australia and New Zealand is no exception, as was proved again last…
RIPCURL S-BOMB – Review

RIPCURL S-BOMB – Review

May 22, 2009
RIPCURL S BOMB RRP: $399 POWER HEATED VEST Ripcurl have added a new dimension to their mountainwear range with an electronically heated soft shell vest called the S-Bomb. Ripcurl have been making mountainwear since the mid-’80s, often transferring technology and ideas from their world-leading wetsuit range. The idea for the…
Tecnica Dragon 120 Review

Tecnica Dragon 120 Review

May 22, 2009
Tecnica’s Dragon 120 HiPerFit RRP: $899 The new Dragon 120 Hiperfit from Tecnica has drawn some rave reviews after its release in the northern hemisphere and it looks like the trend will continue in the southern hemisphere Designed as an all-mountain freeride boot, the Dragon 120 is aimed at the…
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