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.

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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.

Fundraising Auction to help me take over the world! November 3, 2009 by Shelly Gotlieb (Snowboarder)

shelly-profile-70-clear-new1There is also a fund-raiser BBQ at the Powderkeg on the 8th November to raise money for my competition circuit this coming season.

There is going to be a HUGE auction with some dope stuff . . . season passes for Mt Ruapehu, Mt Hutt, Cardrona, Remarks…..the LOT! Also surf trips from NZ Surf n’ Snow Tours, rafting trips, gear from Burton, Grenade, Mons Royale, Chop, Madwax, Osiris Shoes, Mountain Dew product, Export 33 and heaps more.

If ya after a bargain for the best cause Ohakune may be your destination this weekend. For more info email info@powderhorn.co.nz

Pond Skim @ Turoa November 3, 2009 by Shelly Gotlieb (Snowboarder)

shelly-profile-70-clear-new1Check out the fun that is always the way at my home Mtn; Turoa at Mt Ruapheu which was the host of the famous pond skim. It has a great turn out, shiz was legit!

With so many people to watch the dressed up crazy people skim across a cold ass pond, there was mush to be entertained by. Lots of Export 33 to drink……all equals fun to me!!!

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The weather has been great and the conditions perfect this spring.There is still so much snow. There is still one week to go here at Turoa so get you sicky day on so you can score this spring time slush.  GET HERE FOR THE LAST WEEKEND there is always a fun dress up, silly antics and a big booze up for the last day of the season the 8th Nov.

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:

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Remarks slopestyle #2 August 16, 2009 by Jeremy Thorns (Snowboarder)

We scored the weather again for the second slopestyle up at remarks!! The boys had the park looking sick again but the cat driver had pushed up a gnarly second jump that had to be altered before the comp started. After that was sorted the crew were killing it. 1080s and double backflip attempts were being hucked all good viewing for the crowd. In the end it was nick hyne who took it out for the men followed by nick brown and one of the japa boys choco.
The womans was taken out by one of the japanese chicks followed by Charlotte Trundle and Dew rider Christy Prior all killing it and hitting the big jumps. Anyways get up to the remarks and check out the park.
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Remarks slopestyle #2 August 11, 2009 by Jeremy Thorns (Snowboarder)

This Saturday is the second of the Tararua slopestyle series up at remarks. The first one was sick with Nick Brown taking it out. The park is still looking good up at remarks so get up there and start throwing down.
chur

Awesome Opening for The Remarkables June 22, 2009 by Mountain Dew NZ

snowflake-profile-70-clearBright sunshine, excellent snow cover and all lifts operating made for a beautiful day in the mountains at The Remarkables near Queenstown for the start of the 2009 winter season.

It was all smiles at the alpine resort as people drove up through the low cloud over Queenstown to discover the mountains bathed in sunshine. First on the chair honours went to Will Orr, Adie Lawrence, Connor Gambles and Conor Dolman all of Queenstown. The four arrived at 5.30am to secure their first on the chair spot in the lift queue.

Ski area manager Ross Lawrence is pictured with exuberant first chairlift Queenstown teenagers Will Orr, Adie Lawrence, Connor Gambles and Conor Dolman. Photo by Mo Rush

 

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