The annual gathering of the world’s leading free riders/skiers takes theterm “free riding” to the edge. Over 70 boarders and skiers will take tothe Southern Alps in three days of Helicopter accessed competition withBack Country Helicopters.

The three events are the Rip Curl Extreme, Chinese Downhill and Freeride.And closing with the spectacular action of the Streetstyle Big Air indowntown Wanaka.

In its 4th year, the Heli Challenge is one of the Southern Hemisphere’smain events. Following on from last year success, the ’98 Rip Curl WorldHeli Challenge will be an amazing event. The Qualifying Events will be heldat Coronet Peak on the 26th July and at Cardrona Alpine Resort on the 5thAugust.

For travel and accommodationdetails: In New Zealand contact WanakaReservations Phone ++64 3 443 1599. In the US Phone 800 468 2665. InAustralia, for discount Airline Tickets contact any Air New Zealand travelcentre in your major city.

For event information and enquires contact:The Photo Shop, 139 Ardmore Street, Wanaka, New ZealandPhone ++64 3 443 9561 Fax ++64 3 443 9562Email: wanaka.reservations@xtra.co.nz.