Always a pleasure… Snowboard World Cup @ Winter Games NZ with RJMC

ONmag hosted RJMC at ON HQ for the Audi quattro Winter Games NZ whilst he was MC-ing the snowboard events at Cardrona Alpine Resort. We had a chat with  him on the couch about his take on behind the scenes at the pre-Olympic competition. Here’s his standout snippets from this world-class snowsports summit.
Catching up with Gjermund Braten and Silvia Mittermuller – seriously good people!
The words “On hold” were used way too much during Slopestyle – bloody land of the white cloud…
Wishing I hadn’t seen Shaun White crash in practice after super stylin the top part of the course! The next two riders did the same thing on the same jump.
Whilst talking with Benny Bright he played with the snow drill in front of us and drove it right into the ground: “Sh*t it’s stuck, they can dig that out.” Walk away…
Dropping a 50 Cent instrumental while “On hold” during women’s quali causing a bunch of the ladies to start busting moves and breakdancing. Gold!
Watching Jamie Anderson own the Women’s Slopestyle finals with a huge smile on her face – awesome lady! Her boyfriend is the luckiest guy on the planet.
Blue skies and a mean halfpipe for qualies! Both the women and the men were awesome. Christian Haller has more style in his little finger than most people have in their whole lives.

Apres beers with Jake Koia at Cardrona Hotel discussing world politics like making Trap music and being single and how soon we can change that.

Coffee and toasties at Benny’s – the best in the Cardrona Valley, and his mini putt course is AWESOME!

Rebecca ‘Bex’ Sinclair was super solid, considering her recovery from injury.

Scotty James rose to the occasion with his most technical run to date. If he lands it cleaner, it’s a podium run.

Kelly Clark putting it all on the line: fell on her first run attempting a 1080 in the halfpipe finals, then nailed it on her second run.

French snowboarder Arthur Longo sent it to the moon showing he’s a one man space team!

Christian Haller stepping up and stopping an all Japanese podium.

Witnessing the snowriders from the Land of the Rising Sun prove Nippon dominance.

The parties: The Russian Lock In by Mons Royale, the Billabong Bro Down and the judges’ bbq were super fun.

Working with a huge amount of very cool people…thanks for making my job a pleasure.

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