#38 May/June 2005
RIDER: Toby Hurren
LOCATION: Squaw Valley
PHOTOGRAPHER: Sam Hall
Toby Huren blasts the cover at Squaw Valley. He also gets a “Fast Forward” in the back section, along with Blair Findlay and Tim Watson. Jake Koia does a lofty backside 180 in “Trick Tip”, we peek in on Auckland’s new “Snow Planet”, and profile Queenstown DJ/musician and snowboarder “Downtown Brown”.
Ju Bray is “Fully Qualified” for the next Olympics, and “After Hours” documents a late season session at Snow Park with the likes of Abby Lockhart, Olly Burke, Q, Sammy Britten, Louis Purucker, Will J, Zinny, and Hayley Holt. We run two interviews, one with Nick Hyne, another with Travis Rice. The “Gallery” includes shots of Devun Walsh, Tim Jackways, RMB, Aaron Jamieson, Ryan Bluett, Ty Khun, Jah Harris, Quentin Robbins, Crosby Webb, Will Jackways, and Neil Connelly. The “Buyer’s Guide” is followed by a bunch of events, including our own inaugural Banked Slalom at Treble Cone! There’s a couple articles on Australia with “Premium Roadkill” and “Bloody Rippa!”. We wrap it up with the low-down on New Zealand’s four major “Shred Towns” – Queenstown, Wanaka, Methven, and Ohakune.