Watch the podium-clinching runs from the Volkl NZ Freeski Open Halfpipe Finals

Posted By: The Ski Channel on August 8, 2010 6:14 pm

Even though the Northern Hemisphere is boiling with high temperatures (except for frigid Los Angeles) the world’s top ski talents are just kicking off their competition season with some major contests.

As we’ve mentioned, the Volkl NZ Freeski Open, which annually previews the hottest new contenders and tricks to dominate the season, just wrapped the slopestyle and halfpipe portions of the contest.

For the boys, comeback skier of the year, Taylor Seaton, notched the halfpipe crown, and Canada’s Megan Gunning won for the ladies. To relive some of the high-flying action from Wanaka, check out the just released video of the snowy halfpipe competiton.