Avalanche Highlight

The 8th Annual New Zealand Heli Challenge was recently held in Wanaka. The two-day Heli Challenge involves a “freestyle” day, while the other is reserved for “freeride” stylings. The highlights of the contest included a class-two avalanche that American skier Ted Davenport set off, and skied out of, on the first day, and a hairball line that snowboard-event winner American Travis Rice rode on day two. New Zealander Will Jackways was third in the men’s class. The challenge featured nearly 4 national and international extreme skiers and snowboarders.


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One Point Closer to Hall of Fame for Lydia Ko

One Point Closer to Hall of Fame for Lydia Ko

New Zealander Lydia Ko has started her new season in style with victory at Florida’s Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions on the LPGA Tour, Mike Hall reports for the UK…