FRESHLINES 4th Aug 2011at Treble Cone
THIS WEEK IN FRESHLINES
• Enjoying TC at its best
• Snow stories and goggle cam
• Banked Slalom results
• FIS series concludes
at its best
The mass snowfall at the beginning of the season has paid off! Despite some seriously wild winds and small dustings of snow we are still able to report fantastic on and off piste conditions, with nice grippy frost layers in the morning and great softer snow in the afternoons. The famous and exciting TC terrain remains well covered for all level of explorers and it’s great seeing all the happy exhausted smiles at the end of each day. After a very busy school holidays where we welcomed visitors from all over the country and world, we are back to smaller queues and plenty of space for everyone.
Video coverage has become a lot more fun with the addition of a pair of Liquid Camera goggles to our marketing toolkit. Check out Tuesday’s top to bottom, unedited run of the Saddle! Jase Water’s with the goggle cam chasing Marc Walker through their favourite line and posted on The TC Blog. Its real, raw and gives you a first-hand look at the snow conditions and we'll make sure there is more to come. Also check out our growing collection of Snow Stories from the season so far.
NZ Snowboarder Banked Slalom
Great result from a typically nasty day. A big field of nearly 70 of the nations best boarders turned up and while the sun was still just visible when we started, by the time the day finished it was well obscured by horizontal snow/sleet/rain. You can view the day on line following our own Ross Whitelaw who finished a very creditable 10th. Congratulations to Wanaka's Scott James who took out the hotly contested mens Open division, followed closely by Colin Boyd of the USA. Rebecca Sinclair showed style and skill in wiping the womens field with a time that was 4th fastest overall and only 3 sec behind Scott.
race series concludes
The Wanaka FIS ski race series will conclude tomorrow with a Slalom on lower Main St. From then on racing will be confined to a combination of Main st until 9am and Big Skyte for day time training sessions. The Wanaka FIS series Giant Slalom is going well this morning and looking forward to some great results from our TCRA athletes. The Markby and Raffills trophies will be awarded to the overall Men's and Women's racers.
look forward to getting up the mountain this season!
The Treble Cone team
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