Laax Switzerland Euro Burton Open January 20, 2010 by Shelly Gotlieb (Snowboarder)

Just had the most amazing time in Switzerland, the European Burton Open went off at Laax Mt. I made it through the semis and had a great finals day.

Dropping in early in the morn on finals

Check out this on one of my practice days with a little edge catch off the 2nd jump takeoff…oops. Lucky I was wearing my trusty helmet otherwise may not have been able to compete due to cracked skull. Had to borrow one for the comp so I didnt have my OHAKUNE sticker visible, sorry guys, thanks for staying up and watchin tho :)

Shelly Gotlieb takes Fifth at Burton European Open LAAX, Switzerland January 18, 2010 by Mountain Dew NZ

Laax, SUI Ohakunes Shelly Gotlieb once again proved that shes got what it takes, finishing fifth in Snowboard Slopestyle at the Burton European Open (BEO) and moving her world ranking up to number six.

Gotlieb getting some air at the Burton European Open, Photo Credit: Stef Zeestraten

Gotliebs performance today earned her valuable points towards both the Burton Global Opens Series title (US$ 200,000 prize-money) and the Swatch Ticket To Ride World Championship titles.

She was pleased with her performance commenting, I could have executed a cleaner run, but am very happy with the day overall.

Doing the Dew in Breckenridge January 2, 2010 by Shelly Gotlieb (Snowboarder)

Hi guys, merry christmas and happy new years!  Thought I’d post up some pics of the Dew Tour here in Breckenridge CO last month. It was a fun comp with BIG jumps and nice weather and…… the Kiwis killed it, with Steff Z getting into the finals of the mens Slopestyle – there was some heavy names he was up against and I think he rode amazingly.

Jossi Wells skied away with a silver medal in Skier Pipe which was epic and I managed to make it all the way to the final six in the female slopestyle. I may not have ridden that well in my final runs but it was a great experience and no injuries which I’m always happy about.

Kiwis doin the Dew

NZ Results from the Breckenridge Dew Tour Stop December 21, 2009 by Mountain Dew NZ

Winter Dew tour Logo Black 70Breckenridge, Colorado (21 December 2009) – New Zealand’s Jossi Wells walked away with a second place in Freeski Superpipe at the first stop of the prestigious Winter Dew Tour in Breckenridge Colorado yesterday, where virtually every big name in the sport competed.
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Above: Wells on Podium with Mike Riddle and Xavier Bertoni

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.

Results Booklet for the 2009 K2 North Island Secondary Schools Snowboard Competition October 8, 2009 by Mountain Dew NZ

snowflake-profile-70-clearHere is the results booklet for the 2009 K2 North Island Secondary Schools Snowboard Competition that was held on the 21st – 23rd September at Turoa.

There are also heaps of pics and video from the event available so have a look and see if you can spot someone you know!

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Uni Snow Games 2009 – Pics from Otago Uni Team October 7, 2009 by Friends of Dew

Congratulations to the University of Otago team for winning the Team Title at this years Uni Snow Games, it must have been their yearly supply of Dew!!!

Here’s a few pics that they sent in of their trip with their Dew…can you spot yourself or a mate???…

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