Jossi Wells x Wanaka

By Jossi Wells

Who are you and what do you do?

My name is Jossi Wells & I am a professional skier from Wanaka NZL. 

Can you explain what the Jossi Wells Invitational is all about?

The JWI is an event I host with Cardrona Alpine Resort. We build a Big Air jump & invite the best skiers & snowboarders from around the world to have a week long session together, with a competition on the jump at the end of the week. This year we are also including a skate jam at the Wanaka Skatepark.

What is your ideal ski day?

Spring time. Rock up around 10:30. Rip some slushy park laps until it’s too soft to handle. Dip off the hill to the skatepark for an arvo skate. 

What is your favourite run at Cardrona and why?

The terrain park that runs under White Star Express is my favorite zone. World class park right in our backyard!

What makes skiing in Wanaka different?

Best part of skiing in Wanaka aside from the amazing terrain we have available is the fact we don’t live in the snow. Unlike a lot of the resorts worldwide you can come off the hill & enjoy the other activities Wanaka offers year round.

If you were showing someone new around Wanaka - what would you have to show them?

 It’s not very hard, just tell them to go to the lake front. It’ll leave them speechless!

I’d also show them Sticky Forest, walk up Mt Iron & tell them to have a feed at Kika in the evening.