Summer time… November 22, 2009 by Jeremy Thorns (Snowboarder)

jeremy-profile-clear-70-newSo the snow has all but melted here in Queenstown. What to do? A few of the crew down here decided to try their luck at a bit of fly fishing… If anyone feels like sharing some good spots down these ways let me know!  Stay posted for the pics of some big tasty trout!! Chur

Rodney Times Represent!! November 20, 2009 by Christy Prior (Snowboarder)

christy-prior-profile-clear-70-newCheck out the wright up in the local rag…. whoop whoop hahaa.

….”Kaukapakapa’s Christy Prior has had an ideal 2009 New Zealand winter season of snowboarding.The 20-year-old placed in top spots in all 13 events she entered.Christy lived in Queenstown for the season riding predominantly 3052350at the Remarkables, Snowpark and Treble Cone. Winning the Parklife Invitational rail jam in Queenstown as well as wining the Remarkable’s slopestyle series finals, Christy was also selected for the New Zealand snowboard union development squad.She won several rail jam events including the DC Cheapskates Taka throwdown jam, Winter Fest rail jam, Mountain Dew star set rail jam snowpark, Skull Candy rail jam, Snowpark stair set rail jam, and the Reavers lodge handrail rail jam.Christy is back home for a few months to save for her northern hemisphere season next year.  She is off to Banff, Canada, competing in competitions including the Canadian Burton Open and the Volcom PBRJ World Finals……..”  - The Rodney Times

CONGRATS TO SHELLY… Snow Sports NZ Nets $75,000 to Support Elite-Level Snowboarders November 17, 2009 by Mountain Dew NZ, Shelly Gotlieb (Snowboarder)

snowflake-profile-70-clearLake Wanaka, New Zealand – 16 November 2009 – Snow Sports New Zealand (SSNZ) today announced that Sport and Recreation New Zealand (SPARC) has approved two contestable funding applications made by the NSO to support a snowboard slopestyle team, as well as one New Zealand’s top disabled snowboarders.

Slopestyle competitors Mountain Dew Ambassador Shelly Gotlieb (Ohakune); Stef Zeestraten (Christchurch); Nick Hyne (Mt. Manganui) and Nick Brown (Queenstown) will receive direct support as a result of the SPARC investment.

Snow Sports NZ logo

The group have targeted the 2011 World Championships as their ultimate goal, although a 2010 Winter X-Games invitation is not out of the question for Gotlieb, who has several top-five finishes on the world stage, including a first-place finish in slopestyle at this year’s inaugural 100% Pure New Zealand Winter Games held at The Remarkables in Queenstown.

NZ Snowboard Union Announces 09/10 National Teams November 10, 2009 by Mountain Dew NZ

LAKE WANAKA, New Zealand (November 10, 2009) – The New Zealand Snowboard Union (NZSBU) this week announced its 2010 National Team and Development Squad.

The 46-member NZSBU team represents the pinnacle of New Zealand snowboarding today and embodies all areas of snowboarding from Olympians, World Cup Medallists, magazine and movie stars to future hopefuls – a true representation of the sport.

The NZSBU National Team features elite riders representing New Zealand snowboarding heading into the 2009-2010 Northern Hemisphere winter season. Returning members to the team include: Juliane Bray (Wanaka), Nick Brown (Queenstown), Mitch Brown (Mt. Maunganui), Mountain Dew Ambassador Shelly Gotlieb (Ohakune), James Hamilton (Auckland), Nick Hyne (Mt. Maunganui), Will Jackways (Wanaka), Jacob Koia (Arrowtown), Abby Lockhart (Wanaka), and Stef Zeestraten (Christchurch). Moving up to the national team this year are Kendall Brown (Mt Maunganui) and Adaptive Snowboarder, Carl Murphy (New Plymouth).

Final sesh up Remarks with Reasonfilms November 2, 2009 by Jeremy Thorns (Snowboarder)

jeremy-profile-clear-70-newJP up at Remarks once again hooked it up for us and gave Ben (Reasonfilms), Nick Hyne, Karl Dunham, Jordan Reherer and myself a ride up to the park on the cat. It was epic weather and there was even a lil bit of fresh snow! Check out the footage by clicking here:

Reason Films

Events coming up in Queenstown… November 2, 2009 by Jeremy Thorns (Snowboarder)

jeremy-profile-clear-70-newOn the 17th and 18th of this month THE WAILERS are playing!!! Bob Marley and the Wailers (without Bob…)!!! They are being supported by Cornerstone Roots….I’m behind the bar so come say wot up and check out the show at Revolver Bar on Shotover St. Gona be an epic night!  Chur

The Wailers

Libtech Banked slalom September 11, 2009 by Jeremy Thorns (Snowboarder)

sup. This saturday up at coronet peak is the annual Quest/Libtech banked slalom. Always a fun event with a few antics so get up there and check it out.

Quest Queenstown SALE September 8, 2009 by Shelly Gotlieb (Snowboarder)

shelly-profile-70-clear-newthere are so many sales going on right now with the end of season shops are going CRAZY!!! so if you need any snow gear the time is now to get it. 40% off everything at Quest Queenstown but the sales not going for long so get to the shop and get some!!!

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