Issue #63

As we launch our 63rd issue, temps have plummeted and there’s solid snow in the hills. Having documented every New Zealand winter since it’s a positive sign for the season ahead.

Reports of El Nino conditions to prevail should mean cold temperatures with S/SW quarter winds in the Alps…if loaded with moisture, we should be in for some decent snow falls…bring it on!

Its been a blast putting our 63rd issue together, albeit slightly nostalgic as we mark a quarter century of publishing New Zealand Snowboarder…to all those that have backed us to this point… THANKYOU!

Just a quick reminder, don’t forget to enter the draw to win the 2018 RIDE WARPIG. Just click on the link at the end of the online buyers guide or go to our giveaways page

Run to the Hills…we are!


WHA’TS IN THE ISSUE:

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Hello Old Friend

Stef Zee and crew get reacquainted early season with TC’s summit.


The Road to Mt. Baker

Deni Bevin’s pilgrimage to Mt. Baker’s Legendary Banked Slalom Bevin.


Last Call

Matt Taylor and crew have one last night shift at The Remarkables original day lodge.


Raja’s Hut

Alex Stewart returns to Gulmarg, India to catch up with an old friend, with the Rusty Toothbrushes in tow.

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Gallery #63

The pick of the crop from New Zealand’s finest, at home and abroad in 2016 / 17.


Aomori Springs

Northern Japan lightens it up for PE, Rob Mitchell, Will J and Jack Spence.

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Chasing Narnia

The in’s and out’s of exploring the mountains and bars of North America by camper van.


Buyer’s Guide 2017

Get your head around the latest tools of the trade for this winter’s carving and slashing.



Spot X

A day trip to one of Northern Japan’s hidden gems, Hakkoda Ropeway.


On the Cover:

Mahi Mains navigates some pretty incredible looking snow ‘shrooms’ that seemed to have popped up in Alaska, seek and you shall find!

Anchorage, Alaska, USA.

Photo: Kolben Saetre