It’s not often you get fast cars side by side with some of New Zealand’s best professional skiers and snowboarders and what better place to do it than in the Cardrona Valley! The official vehicle sponsor of Cardrona Alpine Resort: Mercedes-Benz recently convoyed an elite fleet of Mercedes-AMG vehicles over the Crowne Range for testing at New Zealand’s ultimate snow-driving facility: Snow Farm.
The trip into the Cardrona Valley for this specialized group of Mercedes-Benz AMG vehicles was spurred by one main objective: to unleash the sleek and powerful cars on a snowy track with help from professional New Zealand Snow Sports athletes…
Cardrona Team Ambassadors Byron and Beau-James Wells, Stef Zeestraten and Mitch Brown answered the call to experience the rare opportunity of throwing down tricks in the midst of the prestigious Mercedes-Benz fleet. On a spectacular sunny day with superb snow conditions the riders gifted the cameras creative flair and technique using the vehicles to transform Snow Farm into a freestyle playground. The ingredients for a truly unique and epic photo shoot were all present with a mix of talented riders, powerful cars, skilled stunt drivers, technical flying cameras and beautiful weather…what more do you need!? The stunt drivers clearly displayed that the various Mercedes-Benz models are up to the task of tearing through snow at high speeds while also staying in control. Although remember, it’s not something to try at home (or up the mountain road!) as the drivers have years of experience under their belt in testing high-performance cars in a wide variety of conditions and engines!
While the shoot was a great success and intertwined extreme skiing/snowboarding with driving fast cars, Mercedes-Benz and Cardrona urge everyone driving in an alpine environment to take care on the roads. For useful hints on driving in winter conditions check out our Mercedes-Benz driving tips.
The end result of the fun-filled day is a commercial that will leave you astounded! Check it out below and drive safe!
Or…for a behind the scenes look at the day’s events with the Cardrona Team Ambassadors see below: