Distant Relatives – Sam Smoothy Shows His Friends Around NZ’s Spectacular Southern Alps. Video

June 26th, 2019

Mountainwatch | Video

Distant Relatives is a web series from Giro and in this episode, Kiwi skier Sam Smoothy shows Callum Pettit and Drew Tabke around his backyard in New Zealand’s Southern Alps.

Filmed in September 2018, the crew we’re blessed with a rare snowfall in Sam’s home town of Wanaka, which of course meant the surrounding mountains were at their best.  Sam was keen to show Callum and Drew a few of his favourite spots and they headed into the Treble Cone backcountry, the Franz Joseph glacier and even an isolated surf spot on the coast.

Featuring some awesome skiing and spectacular scenery, this video confirms what we already know – New Zealand’s Southern Alps are  a backcountry paradise.