When you base yourself out of New Zealand, where the seasons are opposite to Europe and America, you're gonna have some of the best snowboard training you can get - while everyone else is soaking up the sun, you're hitting the slopes and throwing yourself down chutes to train for the Freeride World Tour baby!
Meet Colin Boyd, snowboarder extraordinaire, and check out his home base in Wanaka, New Zealand. He has been living in NZ on and off since 2006 and calls it a 'playground for big kids'. Colin will take us on a tour of his backyard snowboard spots including Treble Cone and Cardrona and he'll share with us what a NZ Freeride Story is all about, which is of course training for the Freeride World Tour. And Colin's adventures this Winter.
Music: Civilian Sol
1st track- Key To My Happiness
2nd track- Funky Glitch
3rd track- What I Feel
Training in Treble Cone Backcountry & Cardrona w/ Colin Boyd | A New Zealand Freeride Story, Ep. 1
New Zealand is one of the ultimate training playgrounds for freeride athletes and snowboarder Colin Boyd has benefitted from the support of the talented local freeride community over the past five years. In this series we will follow Colin in the New Zealand big mountain competitions as he prepares himself for his biggest ever event - The Freeride World Tour. Ride with Colin as he gets in the zone - both physically and mentally - and discover the many hidden gems of Kiwi mountain life along the way.
Backcountry ski guide Joe Vallone shares his wealth of backcountry knowledge to help you be prepared, reduce risk and improve your mountaineering techniques. 'Backcountry' is any time you're out of the controlled ski area boundary. Such are...
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