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The Mount Olympus Freeride Open (MOFO for short) is the brainchild of Freeride World Tour Judge and Kiwi Freeride godfather Dion Newport. 
By Imogen Van Pierce.

Famous for their epic terrain and down to earth hospitality, the Selwyn Six club fields become a home away from home for many families over the winter months. 
By Ben Hume.

There is nothing else quite like it. Sure, you’ve seen or might’ve been to rail jam before, but this is something more. Formerly “JIB the Foundry”, now “JIB” 
By Ben Hume.

An odd scene to find yourself in, early Sunday, the Last weekend of the term, in the Foundry Bar car park?? Who, what, why, how? Well…skiing, of course. 4 whole days of it too, isn’t that a treat!
By Sam Masters.
I didn’t like young people even when I was young. The gap between how young people think the world works and how it actually works explains why they are so ruthlessly exploited as unpaid interns, customer-service impact pads and cannon fodder.
By Ollie Hunt.

MFC Syndicate, A group of local Canterbury Freeride skiers, ran a two day coaching session at Mount Olympus last year, this year they returned and held another - Chill contributor Ollie Hunt coached at both.
The Federated Mountain Clubs and the New Zealand Alpine Club have liaised with all of Aotearoa's ski fields, to come up with guidelines on how to behave when accessing backcountry terrain via a ski area.
By Sam Masters. In skiing, as in life, it’s always best to take the high traverse.

By Anna Keeling.

Being a mum and owner/operator of a mountain guiding business means I’m all about other people’s missions. 

I’ve devoted my life to skiing powder. I can’t back a trailer or use a chainsaw - but I can adjust a race binding with my fingernail. 
Recently I listened to a podcast released by Utah Avalanche forecaster and good friend, Drew Hardesty. He talked very honestly about the day, (in 2019), when he blew the forecast. 
The gym is your first, best and only defence against injury, but is it worth the price?