5 epic runs to try this year in Wanaka, New Zealand

Fresh snow on the mountains and plenty more in the forecast it’s looking like a good start to the 2018 snow season in Wanaka, New Zealand. We asked 5 of the world’s best what their favourite run is?

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5. Jossi Wells

Jossi Wells - NZ's most successful winter athlete, this Olympian and six-time X Games medallist 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!

4. Anna Smoothy

4. NZ's top ranked female free rider and an absolute legend, Anna 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.

3. Carlos Garcia Knight

 This Olympic megastar is one to watch! A finalist in both Slopestyle and Big Air in Pyeong Chang

Favourite run:

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

2. Craig Murray

This rising star of the freeride world tour a competition so elite, only a few dozen athletes make the grade, is now 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 for great views and you’ll usually have the place to yourself    

1. Nico Porteous

NZ's youngest Olympic medalist NZ's first free skier to earn an Olympic medal and the first male NZ athlete to medal at the Olympic Winter Games. Not bad for 16 years old?

Favourite run:

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

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