Didn’t get enough turns in this winter?  Hungry for some more?  Scoring freshies in the middle of summer is the best and New Zealand is my preference for Summer Hemisphere riding. Here is a Photo Gallery of shots from my trip last summer with the Billabong Snow Team: Scotty Lago, Wolle Nyvelt, Shane Pospisil, Jack Mitrani. Enjoy

Wolle Nyvelt, Harris Mountain Heli. Photo Nick Hamilton

Wolle Nyvelt, Harris Mountain Heli. Photo Nick Hamilton

Wolle Nyvelt came all the way from Austria to bag a couple overhead roosters like this

New Zealand Mountains

New Zealand Mountains

Heaps of pow up there.  The road around Lake Wanaka heading toward  Mt Aspiring National Park and Treble Cone Ski Resort

Shayne Pospisil, Treble Cone, Photo Nick Hamilton

Shayne Pospisil, Treble Cone, Photo Nick Hamilton

Jersey Shore native Shayne Pospisil right off the back chair at Treble Cone

Shayne Pospisil, Treble Cone, New Zealand. Photo Nick Hamilton

Shayne Pospisil, Treble Cone, New Zealand. Photo Nick Hamilton

Pizzle sends it over a mellow cat track hopper on the way down

Scotty Lago, Cadrona, New Zealand. Photo Nick Hamilton Photo Nick Hamilton

Scotty Lago, Cadrona, New Zealand. Photo Nick Hamilton Photo Nick Hamilton

Scotty Lago early morning Stale at Cadrona

Jack Mitrani, Cadrona, New Zealand. Photo Nick Hamilton

Jack Mitrani, Cadrona, New Zealand. Photo Nick Hamilton

Left: Sylvain Bourbousson last chair up Snow Park. Right: Jack Mitrani sunrise Alley Oop at Cadrona.

Harris Mountain Heli Pick Up. Photo Nick Hamilton

Harris Mountain Heli Pick Up. Photo Nick Hamilton

Once the resorts get tracked, time to hit up Harris Mountain Heli for some fresh runs

Mt Aspiring National Park Mountains. Photo Nick Hamilton

Mt Aspiring National Park Mountains. Photo Nick Hamilton

Lord Of The Rings and That’s It That’s All come to mind.

Scotty Lago, New Zealand. Photo Nick Hamilton

Scotty Lago, New Zealand. Photo Nick Hamilton

Scotty Lago high down under

Wolle Nyvelt, Harris Mountain Heli. Photo Nick Hamilton

Wolle Nyvelt, Harris Mountain Heli. Photo Nick Hamilton

Wolle Nyvelt finds a uber pow pocket

Scotty Lago, Harris Mountain Heli. Photo Nick Hamilton

Scotty Lago, Harris Mountain Heli. Photo Nick Hamilton

Scotty Lago sends a front 3 natty

Wolle Nyvelt, Harris Mountain Heli. Photo Nick Hamilton

Wolle Nyvelt, Harris Mountain Heli. Photo Nick Hamilton

Wolle Nyvelt, Harris Mountain Heli. Photo Nick Hamilton

Wolle Nyvelt, Harris Mountain Heli. Photo Nick Hamilton

Pow master Wolle Nyvelt butters out of a turn.  Check him out in any Absinthe Films video and you’ll see.

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