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Splitboard Sunday : Doolans edition

Splitboard Sunday : Doolans edition

Spending the day in the Doolans with my love and my splitboard under the most perfect bluebird sky was incredible. My skills are progressing much faster than I had hoped, & thanks to some good pointers I finally feel like I might actually be getting the hang of splitting! Rather than drone on about how […]

Splitboard Season : OPEN

Splitboard Season : OPEN

  The last week inched by slowly, with the promise of snowfall to sea-level forecast for much of the lower south island all eyes were focussed squarely on the weather radars while we eagerly counted down the days. With baited breath I hit the hay early in the evening, knowing that promising storms are often […]

Saturday Session – Christy Prior

Saturday Session – Christy Prior

Bringing things back down under today with an epic edit from….. Christy Prior! As an Australian living permanently in New Zealand it’s hard to decide just where my  allegiance lies – especially during big events like the Winter Olympics. Honestly though, and as cliché as it may sound, I’m in it for the snowboarding and couldn’t […]

Back 5’s and Backlash – an Olympic review

Back 5’s and Backlash – an Olympic review

I feel compelled to put virtual pen to paper today following the controversy surrounding the behavior of some Winter Olympians, most notably in this article. Once the greater snowsports community caught wind of this incredibly presumptuous article, we rallied to support our own as they made us proud. Even notable snowsports journalist Miss Snow It […]

Gearing up for Sochi

Gearing up for Sochi

New Zealand’s AWESOME FOURSOME : Shelly Gotlieb, Christy Prior, Stefi Luxton and Rebecca ‘Possum’ Torr, rockin’ the rings! Unless you’ve been trapped in a crevasse for the past year, it’s no secret that the Sochi Winter Olympics are almost upon us, and this time we get to indulge in more babes on boards with the […]

Winter Wrap Up

Winter Wrap Up

Summer is officially here, so it’s probably time to look back on the winter that was. I’ve been thinking about writing this post for a few weeks now but honestly, I wasn’t ready to let winter go just yet! Even mother nature isn’t quite ready to let it go either, providing a sweet little dusting […]

Review: Voile Women’s Artisan

Review: Voile Women’s Artisan

I’ve got to admit that it was pretty terrifying dropping  over 2 weeks wages on the necessary gear to begin my splitboarding journey. What if I hated splitboarbing? What if the board was super sucky? What if I couldn’t get the hang of it?! Enter the beautiful Voile Women’s Artisan Split!

Progress

Progress

Sitting in my armchair, enjoying the afternoon sun, reflecting on a busy weekend of splitboarding at Temple Basin…and I realise that it’s all worthwhile. The early mornings, cold fingers & toes, car camping, the scream of my poor lungs when I’m slogging it out uphill, the sore muscles, the bruises, the teeny weeny bank balance….yep […]

I Must Be A Pessimist

I Must Be A Pessimist

I ALWAYS complain about the wind. 

Wonderful Wye

Wonderful Wye

I topped out at just over 1950m, changed over from ski mode and strapped myself in pausing for a moment to breathe in the crisp mountain air and admire the sheer grandeur of the back side of The Remarkables. Had it not been for the 4 ski tourers heading back into resort, I would have […]

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