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.
Number 1 – a sneaky little Monday avo up Broken River Ski Field
Number 2 An absolute cracker of a day out the back of Mt Hutt
Number 3 A day at the playground of the gods – Mt Olympus
And last but not least a rad little trip up to Mt Potts the old Erewhon Ski field – assisted by some ebikes and motos to make the climb up the gravel road easier..
Some photos from a cracker mid week day at Craigieburn last week – enjoy.
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.
I forget over summer just how windy it is in Canterbury, and man has it been awesomely calm lately, which means the riding has been sensational. Here is some imagery of the last little while, mostly from some alpine hike a bike missions.
Check out some of the photos from what I’ve been up to over the last month or so
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!