September 15th, 2011
Amazing edit put together by filmer Tim Pierce, of The North Face skiers – Janina Kuzma, Fraser McDougall and Mitchy Greig - ripping some incredible lines on Mount Tyndall with us last week.
Read Tim’s summary of their awesome day filming, shooting and skiing sick lines below and check out the footage!
“The North Face NZ Team jump in a heli and go for a spin in the high country outside of Wanaka hoping to ski the southeast face of Mt Tyndall. After a brief 8am rendezvous at the Harris Mountain Heli office in town and a quick hit of caffeine, the team load up the chopper and fly into the upper Matukituki Valley, lifting up and heading deep into the surrounding mountains. With a solid snow pack, minimal risk of avalanches and a fresh cover of white fluffy stuff, they pick off lines from the heli like kids in candy store. Mt Aspiring and Rob Roy Glacier set the backdrop as the team hover above wild unskied faces pointing their fingers at where they’d like to go, the chopper banks and moments later they’re standing on top waiting to drop.”
September 13th, 2011
Last week The North Face crew, including Wanaka and Queenstown big mountain pro skiers Janina Kuzma, Fraser McDougall and Mitchy Greig joined us, along with amazing filmer Tim Pierce and photographer extraordinaire Camilla Stoddart. It was a truly epic day – great snow, perfect stability letting us into the steeps and beautiful sunshine.
For a sneak peek at a few photos of the day, check out Tim’s blog and Camilla’s too!
August 9th, 2011
Last week Wanaka big mountain skier Fraser McDougall joined us for an adrenaline filled heli ski day to remember. Fraser is a North Face, Oakley, Icebreaker and Volkl athlete. He regularly travels all over the world to ski, a recent highlight being his trip to Alaska with The North Face – keep up to date with Fraser’s ski adventures on his blog. He was very excited to join us for a day of heli skiing in his own epic backyard in Wanaka last week! Check out the fantastic video he made of his day with us below.