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New Zealand Resorts Wait for Snow

August 6, 2014 by  
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While Australia’s resorts revel in late snowfalls, south-east neighbor New Zealand has not been so lucky. With winter entering its third month, some resorts have been unable to open, while others are relying heavily on snow-making equipment. Larger resorts at high altitudes may be able to drum up some business with snow-guns providing cover for slopes, but smaller ski areas, some of which operate as non-profit organizations…

Free Skills Sessions at Snowplanet

May 1, 2013 by  
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Celebrating the onset of winter in New Zealand by promoting the thrill of snow skiing, some of the country’s top winter athletes will be offering free skills sessions at Snowplanet on Saturday May 18, 2013…

Heli-Skiing in New Zealand

August 8, 2012 by  
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Heli-skiing is an exciting snow sport adventure that is not only reserved for the ultra-wealthy or super-experienced…

Australia and NZ Season Starts Early

May 30, 2012 by  
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Thanks to early snowfalls and low temperatures, along with snowmaking facilities, Australia’s Perisher Resort will be opening a week earlier than planned and snow sport enthusiasts can head to Perisher’s Front Valley on Saturday June 2. While skiers take to the slopes…

Freestyle World Cup Events at Cardrona

May 2, 2012 by  
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The recent announcement that Cardrona Alpine Resort in New Zealand will be hosting both the World Cup freestyle ski halfpipe and snowboard halfpipe in August this year has been greeted with much enthusiasm by the New Zealand snow sport community.

2011 Burton New Zealand Open

August 5, 2011 by  
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Every snowboarder looks forward to the Burton Global Open Series that was established by Jake Burton, as it not only allows professional snowboarders to show off their skills but it also draws thousands of snowboarding enthusiasts to come support their favorite competitors. The Burton Global Open Series takes place across Europe, the United States, in Canada and in New Zealand. On the 12th and 13th of August the 2011 Burton New Zealand Open will be hosted at the Cardona Alpine Ski Resort, located between the Crown Range and nearby cities of Wanaka and Queenstown, kicking of the Burton Global Open Series.

10th TTR World Snowboard Tour Begins

June 24, 2011 by  
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Operating as a non-profit organization, the Swatch TTR World Snowboard Tour has as one of its goals the establishment of snowboarding as a major snow sport on a global scale, while at the same time providing high quality competitive experiences for snowboarders around the world. The TTR (Ticket To Ride) World Ranking List along with the TTR World Tour, sees organizers of a host of independent freestyle snowboard events collaborating to present a global tour, catering for snowboarders of all levels of expertise – from rookie to professional. As the TTR World Snowboard Tour kicks off for its 10th season, riders and their supporters have loads of excitement ahead of them.

Warren Miller’s Wintervention in Queenstown NZ

April 11, 2011 by  
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Ever wondered what it would be like to ski in unexplored destinations. Warren Miller’s Wintervention will give you a good idea as it follows snow sport fanatics in their adventure from Argentina to the Antarctic, and a whole lot of places in between. This is the 61st film from Warren Miller Entertainment, and features award […]

Warren Miller’s Wintervention in Christchurch NZ

April 11, 2011 by  
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Following the adventures of skiers who travel from Argentina to Antarctica searching for extreme locations of untouched snow to satisfy their need to travel downhill and breakneck speed, Wintervention is narrated by Jonny Mosely, and features board-certified riders such as Lyndsey Vonn, Hugo Harrison, JJ Thomas and Chris Davenport. In a world where addiction is […]

Warren Miller’s Wintervention in Dunedin NZ

April 11, 2011 by  
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Warren Miller’s films have gathered cult-like following and this year’s Wintervention is not to be missed. Board certified riders featured include Chris Davenport, JJ Thomas, Lindsey Vonn and Hugo Harrison, with narration by Jonny Moseley. The film focuses on winter sport fanatics who travel to distant, sometimes harsh, locations in search of snow covered slopes […]

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