Snowboarding

Snowboard Industry Endeavors

Notable Roles

New Zealand Snowsports Instructors Alliance (NZSIA): Snowboard Rep. on the NZSIA Board (2017 to present)
Snowboard Instruction New Zealand (SBINZ): Senior Snowboard Examiner (2008 to present)
Snow Sports New Zealand: Snowboard Judge at the NZ Junior Nationals (2011-2016, Head Judge from 2017)
FIS Snowboarding: Snowboard Judge at the NZ Winter Games 2017
Rome Snowboards NZ (Bobo Products): Brand Ambassador, Board Tester (2007 to present)
NZ Shred (Snowboard Shop): Ambassador (2015 to present)

See more of my work in the snowboard industry below…

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“My career in snowboarding began in 1999. Since then I have done over 25 seasons around the world, as an instructor, coach, instructor trainer/examiner and guide. I have repped for snowboard brands, competed intermittently and judged at World Cup level. Most recently, I am a founding member and the Treasurer of a non-profit snowboard club called Camp3 Snowboarding.”

A Complete New Snowboard Manual for SBINZ

It's been a year in the making. A full year of planning, writing, editing, photographing and designing. It was a mammoth task and I was the lucky person given the lead on the project. Our goal was clear... to create a well-structured resource with a strong layout and...

Japan 2017 Photo Recap: A Perfect Six Weeks

The 2017 Northern Hemi winter was my tenth year visiting Japan. With the preceding seven or eight years holding longer stints for me, I was content to shorten this year’s trip to just six weeks; more work for 360nz back home in Wanaka, a tad more summer (when it finally showed up), and plenty of time riding dirt instead of snow.

Classic Japow: Why you need to visit before it’s too late

The year was 2007. The first ever iPhone was announced. The 7th book in the Harry Potter series sold 11million copies in its first 24hrs on the shelves. Shaun White was still the man to beat in both snowboard halfpipe and slopestyle. AND… it was my first taste of the incredulously deep and oh-so-light Japanese pow pow! Little did I know this would be the start of long, affectionate relationship with the land of the rising sun.

Chile Time!

Following on from representing Snowboard Instruction New Zealand at the 2015 Interski event in Ushuaia, Argentina, I was fortunate enough to squeeze in a 10 day snowboarding road trip in Chile. Here's a short video from the trip, focused mostly around time lapse...

A Pinnacle Season in My Snowboarding Career

After reading that title, you might be thinking Olympics or X-Games, or some other equivalent event, but no... My competitive abilities never reached that far. I did get to stand on the podium next to Terje HΓ₯konsen though! The 2015 Banked Slalom at Treble Cone was...

End of an Era

My era of working with Niseko Academy is at an end, however my connections with Japan and Niseko are still alive and kicking! It all began back in 2010, whilst floating around Hokkaido, finishing off the Snow-search Japan guidebook; I met and begun working with Brian...

Representing New Zealand in Argentina

This past New Zealand winter I was fortunate enough to be selected as one of six representatives from Snowboard Instruction New Zealand to go to Interski in Argentina, September 2015. Over the next year, on the build-up to the event, I'll be working closely with the...

Japan Road Trip

Taking a trip to snowboard again at the old haunts from my Snow-search Japan writing days has been well-etched in my mind for the past few years. At the end of my rather compressed season in Hokkaido, Japan this year I managed to squeeze in a week-long road trip in...

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