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By Anna Keeling.

Late December in Utah is like late July in New Zealand. I know because my family and I have been switching countries every December (go north) and July (go south)  for the past 10 years. 

By Ollie Hunt

With NZTA’s snafu regarding the alpine passes, I started thinking about how to counter the effects of potential powder day road closures.

By Ollie Hunt.

When I was about 10 I skied Fox Peak a few times with my family, and we experienced some epic powder days. 

By Ollie Hunt.

1. The Terrain

The terrain at the Selwyn six club fields is unrivalled.
By Ollie Hunt.

Jamesa Hampton had a great winter in New Zealand last year, winning the Premier event, the North Face Frontier with a fast paced, balls to the wall line. 

By Sam Masters.

Any student of skiing is naturally drawn to the Chinese philosophers of the Shang Dynasty (1400 BC) and the origins of Yin and Yang. 

The Mount Olympus Freeride Open (MOFO for short) is the brainchild of Freeride World Tour Judge and Kiwi Freeride godfather Dion Newport. 
By Imogen Van Pierce.

Famous for their epic terrain and down to earth hospitality, the Selwyn Six club fields become a home away from home for many families over the winter months. 
By Ben Hume.

There is nothing else quite like it. Sure, you’ve seen or might’ve been to rail jam before, but this is something more. Formerly “JIB the Foundry”, now “JIB” 
By Ben Hume.

An odd scene to find yourself in, early Sunday, the Last weekend of the term, in the Foundry Bar car park?? Who, what, why, how? Well…skiing, of course. 4 whole days of it too, isn’t that a treat!
By Sam Masters.
I didn’t like young people even when I was young. The gap between how young people think the world works and how it actually works explains why they are so ruthlessly exploited as unpaid interns, customer-service impact pads and cannon fodder.
By Ollie Hunt.

MFC Syndicate, A group of local Canterbury Freeride skiers, ran a two day coaching session at Mount Olympus last year, this year they returned and held another - Chill contributor Ollie Hunt coached at both.