Wednesday, September 2, 2009

New Zealand Winter Games

On a very wintery Coronet Peak, we held our inaugural 100% Pure New Zealand Winter Games on 21-30 August 2009. New Zealand is lucky as our winter is reversed of the Northern Winter, and they include possibly the world’s best-known freeskier, Jon Olsson from Sweden, who is the star attraction at the closing event of the Games, the Queenstown Resort College Big Air on 30 August at Coronet Peak. We attract top skiers who make use of the opportunity to ski.

Besides the winter sports, the visiting competitors also took time off to enjoy our famous New Zealand bungy jump from A. J. Hackett's Kawarau site, then went for a ride on the Shotover Jet, before finishing their day with a Shotover canyon swing.

These photos were not taken at the Coronet Peak in the South island where the sports were held. They were taken in the North Island at the Turoa ski field.

1 comment:

kbguy said...

I want to feel the snow some day.