This is the last ski report for Winter 2016!! It’s been another epic week up at Cardrona, with fun events & spring snow to play on!
Last weekend we held the 4th annual Airtime Minipipe World Champs which were a HUGE hit once again. Massive congrats to Cardrona team riders Mitch Brown (now 4-time world champ!) & Tiarn Collins for taking out their respective titles, & Jossi Wells for ripping the snow skate Chinese downhill race to take top spot!
Pengi & Frosty’s birthday party was a huge success too – we ended up with a dance party in the Courtyard! The bouncy castle & delicious cake were highlights for us! We can’t wait to do it all again next year.
We want to say a big thank you to the MIGHTY Valley View Quad for an incredible winter! Valley View called Last Chair for the season on Thursday afternoon after its longest season on record. This was the first year that we’ve had Valley View open on Opening Day, thanks to Mother Nature, our amazing snowmaking team & our legendary grooming boys. With the brand new carpark & Little Meg café, it’s been one for the books in our lowest basin. See ya next year Valley – thanks for the good times!!
The last week of the season is looking like another wee mixed bag – snow-forecast.com’s ski report is predicting some sun, a couple of showers & potentially some snow early next week!
Cardrona NZ Junior Nationals
Kids from all over New Zealand are already descending on us for the 2016 Cardrona NZ Junior Nationals! It’s set to be a great week of action from our up & coming ski & snowboard athletes! If you’re looking to check out the events, the schedule is as follows:
Monday October 3: Ski Giant Slalom | Salomon Skier-Cross | Smith Snowboard Slopestyle
Tuesday October 4: Bonfire Boarder-Cross | SB Giant Slalom | Smith Ski Slopestyle
Wednesday October 5: Salomon Ski Halfpipe | K2 Snowboard Freeride
Thursday October 6: Bonfire Snowboard Halfpipe | K2 Ski Freeride
Friday October 7: U18 Big Bucks Slopestyle Open | U14 Antlers Alley Slopestyle Open
Saturday 8th October: Weather Day| Prizegiving
The Fun Never Stops!
Closing Day is just around the corner, & we don’t want the fun to stop! So we’re celebrating the awesome season that Winter 2016 has been as well as the start of mountain bike season with a snow & bike adventure to the Valley floor! Enter by yourself or as a team (1 skier/snowboarder & 1 mountain biker) for an obstacle/challenge course that finishes all the way down at the Cardrona village domain.
Fashion in the Field is also back for Closing Day 2016, so put on your best fancy dress & strut your stuff to win great prizes! Keep an eye out for the full day schedule for Closing Day 2016 on our website & our Facebook page.
Even though this is the last ski report for Winter 2016, keep an eye out next Sunday evening for our last blog post of the season – the full Winter 2016 wrap up!