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Ski Report September 10, 2016

Winter came back to Cardrona with a VENGEANCE for this week’s ski report!

We got absolutely dumped on this Wednesday, bringing winter right back to the mountain with 15cm across our 3 basins, & wind drifts up to 50cm deep! The cloud lifted for a beeeeautiful bluebird Friday yesterday with heaps of people heading up Cardrona to check out the fresh lines, blues skies & great times as Spring bounced back!

Yewwww! September 9, 2016. Pic: Jen Houltham

Last week was a busy one for training camps, with Janina Kuzma’s Shades of Winter women’s freeski camp going off, while older skiers trained & competed in the Dynastar Ski Masters. Today we also have the Otago Secondary Schools Champs, with high school students from around the region competing in Giant Slalom & Slopestyle. Check out all the action under Whitestar Express from 9.30am!

Nico's on the Red Bull team!

Cardrona Team member Nico Porteous was welcomed to the Red Bull team in style on Tuesday! He had NO idea what was going on when he got in a chopper to catch up with Aussie Red Bull athlete Russ Henshaw in the Southern Alps backcountry – it’s fair to say his reaction when he dug up his team helmet out of the snow was pretty awesome! Check out the video on Newshub here & the recap from Red Bull here! We couldn’t be more proud of Nico – watch this space for more from him & big brother Miguel, the Porteous boys are on FIRE!

Snow Report

The ski report from is predicting a fairly sunny week ahead… spring it on! (You’re not sick of us that saying yet, are ya?) We’re back in the full swing of Spring this week – get your 4 day Flexi Pass at an awesome rate to make the most of the sunshine! We’re open till 5pm (weather dependent) until Closing Day on October 9 so there’s even more reason to get out this week for some turns!

Cardrona Games

The Cardrona Games kick off this week! Watch some of the world’s best battle it out in Slopestyle & Halfpipe competition, including James “Woodsy” Woods, Kelly Sildaru, Marcus Kleveland & Sebastien Toutant! Watch out for Cardrona Team members taking on the big international names for valuable FIS points to qualify for World Cup events in the lead up to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in 2018.

School Holidays

The school holidays are just around the corner! We’ve got a bunch of deals for you & the family from September 24 to October 9 – check them all out here! The second week of the school holidays will see the best under 18 skiers & snowboarders in New Zealand battle it out in the Cardrona NZ Junior Nationals! Check out all the information on our events page, on the next ski report blogs or at Snow Sports NZ & we’ll see you all there!

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