5 epic runs to try this winter, chosen by the pros

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We asked five Wanaka local pros to tell us their favourite runs on the mountain, so you can hit the same trails that they love!

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Jossi Wells

Jossi Wells, New Zealand's most successful winter athlete. This Olympian and six-time X Games medalist has been winning on the world stage for more than a decade.

Favourite run:

The terrain park under White Star Express at Cardrona is my favourite zone. World class park right in our backyard!

Anna Smoothy

NZ's top ranked female freerider and an absolute legend, Anna Smoothy grew up shredding the slopes of Treble Cone.

Favourite run:

The Crags at Treble Cone – it’s a local fave and there’s always a some sneaky pockets of powder there.

Carlos Garcia Knight

When he's not creating epic content, Carlos Garcia Knight is throwing down at World Champs and the Olympics. 

Favourite run:

My favourite run is off the top of the McDougall’s Chondola at Cardrona. Cruise on over to the mini-pipe, then cut back across to the park and catch the last set of rails and hits on the way down to the White Star chair.    

Craig Murray

Craig Murray is a star of the Freeride World Tour, winning the gold in 2019 in Kicking Horse. The Tour is a competition so elite, that only a few dozen athletes make the grade. Craig is as comfortable on the podium as he is dropping cliffs.

Favourite run:

Has to be the Matukituki Ridge Run at Treble Cone. From very top to bottom there are incredible views and you’ll usually have the place to yourself.   

Nico Porteous

New Zealand's youngest Olympic medalist, first freeskier to earn an Olympic medal and the first male Kiwi athlete to medal at the Olympic Winter Games... Not bad Nico Porteous, not bad.

Favourite run:

Big Bucks up at Cardrona  the jumps are always in good shape!  

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