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The North Face® Freeski Open of NZ Kicks off this Thursday!

The North Face® Freeski Open of NZ Kicks off this Thursday!


Lake Wanaka, New Zealand (25 August 2014) – The North Face® Freeski Open of New Zealand will get underway on Thursday 28 August with the weather gods promising blue skies and sunshine for the competition week ahead.

Slopestyle will be the first event on the schedule on Thursday followed by Halfpipe on Saturday 30 August. The Park and Pipe events will be hosted by Cardrona Alpine Resort, the official resort partner of the New Zealand Park & Pipe Team.

New Zealand’s top freeski athletes will be on the start list, including Olympians Janina Kuzma, Lyndon Sheehan, Anna Willcox, Jossi Wells, Byron Wells and Beau-James Wells. Jackson Wells will join his three older brothers making the NZ Freeski Open the first competition in which all four Wells brothers have competed together.

International names to watch out for in the Park and Pipe include the UK’s James ‘Woodsy’ Woods who placed fifth in men’s freeski slopestyle at the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi this year and Sweden’s Emma Dahlstrom who placed fifth in the women’s Olympic slopestyle.

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