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NZ Snowboarder mag 60th issue party rocks 1
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NZ Snowboarder mag 60th issue party rocks

On a Friday night punctuated by incessant rain and the intermittent brooding of thunder we found solace at the Gin and Raspberry, the venue for the New Zealand Snowboarder 60th Issue Party. As the name suggested, the party celebrated the sixtieth edition of the vaunted magazine, twenty one years after the first issue went on sale back in May 1993. […]

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Registration opens for The North Face® NZ Freeski event 0
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Registration opens for The North Face® NZ Freeski event

Wanaka skiers are stoked to know registration is now open for The North Face® Freeski Open of New Zealand: the only event in the world to hold Slopestyle, Halfpipe and Big Mountain competitions in one. Competitors will once again have the opportunity to experience the world-class facilities of Cardrona Alpine Resort as the venue for the Halfpipe and Slopestyle competitions. The schedule for The […]

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Thank F*** it’s Friday with Colin Boyd ON the Freeride World Tour 0
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Thank F*** it’s Friday with Colin Boyd ON the Freeride World Tour

ANNABEL WILSON has a chat with one of Wanaka’s favourite snowboard dons, Colin Boyd. In the midst of his first season on the Freeride World Tour, Colin’s almost impossible to catch up with if you’re chasing him around the mountain. He’s also a super nice guy, cooks a mean batch of cookies and knows a thing or two about getting […]

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On piste with Adam Barwood 0
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On piste with Adam Barwood

  Adam Barwood’s career as an alpine skier began with a school race programme at Coronet Peak. Now he’s representing New Zealand at the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi. He trains in the off-season in the USA and is the 2013 New Zealand National Champion in Slalom and Giant Slalom, and was named Alpine Ski Racer Athlete of the Year at the […]

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Thank F*** it’s Friday with NZ’s Snowboard Slopestyle stars 2
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Thank F*** it’s Friday with NZ’s Snowboard Slopestyle stars

  This weekend all eyes are ON Sochi as New Zealand’s own awesome foursome Shelly Gotlieb, Stefi Luxton, Christy Prior and Rebecca ‘Possum’ Torr show the world what hardcore Wanaka riders are made of in the Sochi Winter Olympics Snowboard Slopestyle event. We’re chuffed that our favourite quartet are straight through to the final with Possum Torr and Christy Prior the […]

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Park and pipe dreams 0
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Park and pipe dreams

  With ski halfpipe and ski slopestyle now on the Olympic programme, New Zealand has gone from mountain minnow to Winter Olympic contender, and park and pipe skiing are now entering the national consciousness. Not sure what they’re about? LAURA WILLIAMSON checks out these two new Olympic disciplines, and asks, will 2014 be our year? If you’ve never heard of a […]

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Locals supporting locals at Lake Bar, Wanaka’s NZ Winter Olympic Hub 1
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Locals supporting locals at Lake Bar, Wanaka’s NZ Winter Olympic Hub

The Winter Olympic Games kick off in Sochi, Russia in less than ten days, and the ON crew is stoked on the major role Wanaka will play in this global event. With Ski Halfpipe as well as Ski and Snowboard Slopestyle appearing for the first time, this could be New Zealand’s best Winter Olympic Games yet. Several of our athletes […]

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Thank F*** it’s Friday with Sochi star Janina Kuzma 1
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Thank F*** it’s Friday with Sochi star Janina Kuzma

Today the NZ Olympic committee announced the 15-strong team of athletes who will compete in snowboard, freeski, alpine skiing, ice speed skating and skeleton in the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia next month. Athletes competing in sports new to the Olympic Winter programme – snowboard slopestyle and freeski halfpipe and slopestyle – dominate the team, including recent World Cup gold medallists Christy […]

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Balms not bombs! Thank F*** it’s Friday with Jennie Taylor of Sweet Cheeks 1
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Balms not bombs! Thank F*** it’s Friday with Jennie Taylor of Sweet Cheeks

    LAURA WILLIAMSON met with Jennie Taylor of Sweet Cheeks to find out about the locally-made balms in the Challenge Wanaka athletes’ bags.  You might have noticed a bit of Lycra around town as of late. A shaved leg or two. The odd toned shoulders. This is because tomorrow about 2000 athletes from over 20 countries will line up […]

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ON form: Bex Sinclair wins World Cup silver
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ON form: Bex Sinclair wins World Cup silver

We’re stoked to hear Bex Sinclair (one of our favourite Snow Warriors) has won a silver medal in the second halfpipe comp of the FIS World Cup snowboarding series in a fiercely fought battle between her rivals China’s Shuang Li and France’s Clemence Grimal. As the Kiwi coach Tom Willmott explained after the event, “It was a tight one. Bex […]

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