Thursday, July 26, 2012

Kate Blamey: Update from NSW

Freshies anyone?
 It has been an amazing start to the season in New South Wales with the resorts receiving a lot of snow in late June. There has also been vast amount of cold nights which has allowed for a large amount of snow making. As of Monday all lifts are now running at both Perisher and Thredbo, which means there a large variety of runs to shred. We are also expecting another little top up of 20cm later in the week, so lets keep our fingers crossed. 

Some of many snowguns working hard!
The last three weeks have been crazy up here with a ton of different freestyle events taking place in both Thredbo and Perisher. During the school holidays two Interschool mogul events took place with over 200 mogul skiers competing at each event. The stand out was a girl in division 4 (Grade 5 and 6) who completed a 360 as her jump, this is awesome as it is so great to see a young girl attempting such a hard trick. 

Thredbo Interschool Mogul Course
Last Saturday night was the first of Perisher’s Night Slpoestyle Series for the season. A handful of girls were competing against each other for the amazing prizes and cash giveaways. The girls were out there giving it a go, some competing rails for the first time, hitting the jumps and performing crazy 360’s or just a simple grab. Every girl who competed was seen walking away with a prize, some of which included a pair of K2 skis, ski gear and/or cash.

One of the many bluebird days at Perisher
The next event of the series is on August 18th, it would be great to see more girls out there giving it a go. So why not come, learn and practice your rails and tricks at our Thredbo session on the 11th and 12th of August and enter the next competition for a bit fun and an awesome experience.

Birdie taking in the view at Blue Cow

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