She’ll be the Judge

She’ll be the Judge

Ah, the glamour of being a judge at The North Face Freeski Open  of NZ. Start in the dark. Dig your own seat. Wear every piece of warm clothing you own. Somehow work out how to write on a flapping piece of soggy paper at the same time as following an ant down a...
Steve Winnacott – A Quarter Kiwi

Steve Winnacott – A Quarter Kiwi

Steve Winnacott is the Marketing Manager for The North Face across Australasia and he is a passionate skier and supporter of the NZ Freeski Open. We sat down with Steve and his sidekick Lexi for chitchat about the event, The North Face and what he loves about NZ. Snow...
Well, well, well

Well, well, well

Or even Wells, Wells, Wells, Wells. When The North Face® Freeski Open of New Zealand Slopestyle kicks off on 28 August it’ll be the first time all four Wells brothers have skied together in the same competition. How do you feel about competing against your brothers is...
Double trouble with Lyndon Sheehan

Double trouble with Lyndon Sheehan

Lyndon Sheehan has been shredding the Southern Alps since his family moved from Australia to Wanaka when he was a grommie. Jumping on the local freeski movement, Lyndon was quick to get involved in park and pipe. Despite battling several knee injuries throughout his...
A Free Spirit

A Free Spirit

If you asked me, ‘What is the NZ Freeski Open?’ my first answer would be ‘a competition’. However, this would quickly be succeeded by multiple other descriptions: a good time, a world-class event, a pathway, and even the beginning of my big mountain skiing career. I...