We’d like to start this week’s ski report with a massive good luck & congratulations for Cardrona ski instructor Laia Castellarnau-Plaza who WON the 2-star North Face Frontier last week & competes in the massive 4-star event today!! Go get ‘em Laia!!
This week we’ve held a couple of race events, with Junior Interfields last Sunday, & our friends at Special Olympics holding their annual races this week as well. The first ever Billabong Banked slalom was HUGELY popular last Saturday, with 140 snowboarders of all ages taking on a fun & challenging course! Huge congratulations to Deni Bevin for smashing out the fast time of the day – the Masters division really showed the young guns how it’s done! Check out all the results from the week’s competitions here!
Snow-forecast.com are predicting a bit of a mixed bag for us this coming week, with both sun & snow in the ski report! You’ve still got just over a week to buy your Earlybird Spring Pass to ski & ride the whole rest of the season – that’s 5 weeks of riding for $399/adult! Every Spring Pass purchased before September 5 also goes into the drawer to win the ultimate Audi Spring Break!
Cardrona Parks Update
The Cardrona Parks Crew have been hard at work on all your favourite terrain park features! Both halfpipes are now open, making ALL our terrain park facilities open for you guys to all get stoked on! The boys are currently working on Lil’ Bucks, putting in 2 new jumps at the top & rearranging the rail features, making it the perfect place for beginner freestylers to progress their riding.
Our Insta-mates @newzealandsnowboarding have called out the best terrain park crews in the country in “Battle of the Parks” – our crew has to make a 1min long edit to show why Cardrona has the best terrain parks & the best crew in the country! Watch this space to see what the boys put together – entries will be posted on @newzealandsnowboarding by the end of September!
Onesie Day is ON this Wednesday! If you’re out on the snow in a onesie on Wednesday you could walk away with an awesome prize! Onesie Day is also part of Gay Ski Week – all are welcome to join guided tours on the 28th, 31st & 3rd, & check out the Snow Bar at the bottom of McDougall’s!
Cardrona Games are right around the corner! The week-long FIS freestyle ski & snowboard competitions are heading to Cardrona on September 12. Spectating will be free if you’d like to walk up to the Slopestyle & Halfpipe courses, otherwise the best vantage points will be accessed by Whitestar & McDougall’s chairlifts if you’re on skis or a snowboard!
If you’re interested in competing in the Cardrona Games, check out the Snow Sports NZ event page for more information.
Monster Energy Snowboard Giveaway
We’ve still got a BUNCH of Monster Energy snowboards to give away!
Buy 2 cans of Monster Energy at any of our cafés or restaurants, & you’ll get a Monster Energy sticker to put on your gear! Take a photo of you, your gear & your sticker in action at Cardrona, tag us on Instagram @cardronanz or post to our Facebook page & be in to win!
We’ve got 16 Monster Energy APO snowboards to give away – that’s 2 every week for the rest of the season! So get shredding, get snapping & get posting to be the proud owner of a brand new snowboard!! Check out next week's ski report to see some of our stoked snowboard winners!