Australian professional snowboarder, Jye Kearney, gets thrown into an adventure that bucks him from the norm of his usual routine. From Christchurch Airport, the crew make their way to Mount Hutt, Canterbury’s largest resort for some mind boggling spring park wizardry. The atmosphere changes rapidly, however, when the biggest storm of the year hits and blankets the whole Canterbury region with a foot of fresh snow. This leads the crew to Mount Olympus, where Jye recounts his tale of riding a ‘nutcracker’ rope tow.
Needless to say, Jye is once again smiling from ear to ear as the crew build some interesting features and get creative in arguably one of the most beautiful places to snowboard Downunder. Spring in the Southern Hemi rules!
Riders: Jye Kearney, Ben Comber, Nick Brown, Rob Mitchell, Nick Hyne
Filming: Piers Haircloth-Harding, James Holman
Edit: James Holman
Locations: Mount Hutt, Mount Olympus
Thumbnail Image: Vaughan Brookfield
Drone: Jeremy Thorns
Music courtesy of Bright Mind Music:
Artist: The Bicycles
Artist: Kids in Cars
Diaries Downunder is made possible by the great folk at:
Air New Zealand
Lake Wanaka Tourism
The World Bar