The last couple of weeks have been some serious bonus skiing here in NZ – after a bit of lockdown in mid-winter that saw us miss out on what was probably the storm of the year, we have had some unreal late season spring storms that have delivered some decent pow days. Getting in some good resort skiing plus some more adventurous missions. Ive broken it down into days below, so check out the galleries.
After a bit of COVID lockdown in NZ, unfortunately timed just before the storm of the season, we got some freedom back and headed to try catch the last of the snow – but happy to say spring is just continuing to deliver this year. Gallery below for some of the action over the last 2 weeks. Got a bit to fizzed on the mountains and didn’t stop to take too many photos!
Story of my life but I have been a bit slack on posting some updates but as usual the day job has been getting in the way of fun! We have finally got some snow down here in the southern hemisphere, after a very low tide July.. Here are a couple of snaps from a day out at Mt Olympus.
And here is a little article on the new Canyon Spectral written by Simon Makker of Makkreative that was in the latest Spoke Magazine that features a couple of my photos – the ones of Makker riding the bike.
To start off, due to the weird winter there hasn’t been that much snow around but the riding has been sensational and with the 3rd base trail at Christchurch Adventure Park getting a recent revamp Brent and I teamed up to film a little insta edit for them, check it out below:
We did however manage to get out for the days that Ullr delivered and we actually received some snow, which were few and far between and in typical New Zealand fashion you had to work hard for to get, check out a little gallery of the winter below.
And last but not least as the dirt has been epic throughout the winter check out a little bike gallery below:
The ski season here in in NZ, specifically Canterbury has not started with a bang. We have however managed to get out for a few days in some variable early season conditions, couple of snaps from those early missions below. Either time to head further south where thew snow is looking better or keep up the snow dancing and hope for some freshies.
Also a quick POV video of possibly my favourite MTB track from a few weeks back before we had any snow at all!
I have had a bit of a resurgence on taking photos on the last month rather than video work so a few early morning sunrise missions as well as some sunset missions. Some of the photos are being held back for a few articles but check out some that didn’t find a home below:
My buddy Cody and I took advantage of the ANZAC day off and went to check out the mountains for a bit of a ski tour. Which is pretty unseasonable for April in New Zealand and it turned out to be unreal spring/autumn corn. Check some photos from the mission out below!
Well I have been on holiday in the USA doing some sightseeing and skiing around places that I have wanted to tick off the bucket list for a long time. So most of this update will be some personal imagery from my travels and a few mtb bits and pieces from before I left.
First up we went to McGazzafest in January which is always one of the best times on a bike in NZ. If you haven’t before go and check out the Kelly McGarry Foundation and see how they are continuing to keep the big mans legacy going and supporting NZ biking. Check out the Mcgazzalanche mass start race below.
Next up was some chill time in Hawaii, you can check a gallery of shots below, mainly sunsets and landscape.
Next up was some skiing in the states, got to check out some pretty rad spots. I didn’t really have my camera out much except for some occasional landscape shots and the only sunshine day where we managed to get out for a tour in the backcountry behind Alta.
And last but not least a shot from up Mt Lyndon from a bike mission earlier in the year that never found a home! Im back from relaxing so keep an eye out for a pile of new content to come out soon!