Posts Tagged: New Zealand

Jamie Anderson Wins Burton High Fives Slopestyle

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Jamie Anderson got her 2013-2014 season started on a high note with a slopestyle win at the second annual Burton ‘High Fives’ presented by MINI snowboarding competition.  The event was hosted by Cadrona Alpine Resort in Wanaka, New Zealand. Jamie Anderson knocked Finnish rider  Enni Rukajärvi off the top of the podium with a victorious second run

Watch the Burton High Fives LIVE!

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Burton High Fives takes over Snow Park NZ this week. No matter where you live, you can watch the action live or via playback! Some of the top women riders in the world like Kelly Clark (USA), Enni Rukajarvi (FIN), Shelly Gotleib (NZL), Hannah Teter (USA), and Queralt Castellet (ESP) will be competing. Head over to  opensnowboarding.com to watch the live webcasts.

A Heli of a Wedding

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The phrase “a white wedding” conjures up many images: a bride in her wedding gown, the tiered wedding cake, a Billy Idol song.  But for one California couple, their dream of a whit

Jamie Anderson & Kelly Clark Win at NZ Open

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Many of the world’s top riders were in attendance at the first major competition of the season, the Burton New Zealand Open.  The 5 Star TTR contest was held at Cadrona in Wanaka, New Zealand.

Organizers had to change the format of the slopestyle competition due to low visibility caused by the weather, but American Jamie Anderson still managed to capture her third straight NZ Open Slopestyle title and $6000 in prize money.
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Jamie was excited about her win, “I can’t believe it, I love the Burton Opens and winning this event three times in a row is amazing, so I’m ecstatic and so stoked to start of the year with a good result.”

NZ Rider Report: Mt Hutt Shred

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Last weekend, there was no riding partly because I was a bit lazy (when riding here on the weekend, it’s a 6:30 a.m. wake-up) and partly because the weather was very average.  This weekend, I wasn’t going to let a bit of rain and lack of visibility stop me.

Saturday’s forecast and weather report was completely off.  The report called for clouds, wind and the occassional snow/rain shower, but instead it was beautiful…no wind and sunny, without a cloud in sight.  Although more than 50 cms of snow had fallen during the week, all the freshies had been ridden on the Friday.  Still, Saturday was gorgeous. 

And so it begins… New Zealand season 2010

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So it begins. After returning from Utah in April, I have spent most of my time thinking about the snow. And finally, the Southern Hemisphere season in  New Zealand starts.

Coronet Peak in Queenstown was the first of the resorts to open on the 5th of June. So we thought we’d head on down and celebrate. Turns out, we weren’t the only ones. Many of the
regular riders at my hill also made the 7 hour drive down for the weekend.