LAKE WANAKA, New Zealand – July 17, 2011 – A quality field of skiers and snowboarders turned out for the BASE Triple Comp yesterday at Treble Cone to showcase their speed, creativity and precision over three events in one day.
The day was drawn to a close with a prize giving at Mint Bar in Wanaka which saw all competitors rewarded for their efforts and winners revelling in their achievements. “What an awesome day and a great start to the season. There was a great vibe amongst all the competitors with a great local turnout for the first event of the season,” said Brent Harridge, Managing Director of BASE Wanaka.
USA’s Colin Boyd claimed the men’s overall snowboard title with impressive performances in the Banked Slalom and Downhill carrying on to take first place in the playful and creative Expression Session. However, Wanaka’s Ritchie Johnson wasn’t far behind placing second overall, and Fraser Gowland from Wanaka took third. In the Junior Snowboarding section, 14 year old Conor Hayes, took first place.
In the men’s Ski field, local skier Sam Lee claimed first overall producing quality performances in all three disciplines with USA’s Jase Waters a close second and Germany’s Mark Von Roy taking third. In the junior division Hank Bilous of Wanaka was the champion with younger brother Finn a close second. Vanessa Aadland of Washington was the female champion of the day producing some top level skiing keeping the men on their toes.
The POW Banked Slalom took place in the Lower Gunbarrel offering steep natural walls and heaps of snow for the competitors to negotiate their way through. The Dreamweaver played host to the Rossignol Expression Session offering the perfect playground for competitors to show off their skills and creativity. The BERN Downhill took place in Treble Cone’s popular Powder Bowl where competitors demonstrated style and speed over the full length of the piste.
This week Treble Cone stages the ABSOLUT Ice Competition Tuesday, July 19, and celebrates Treble Cone Cat’s birthday on Thursday, July 21. For more information, visit the Treble Cone website at: www.treblecone.com.