Slay The Gnar

Documentary of Casey Cane

Chuting Corn at Cardrona, NZ – 9/06/06


Date: September 6th, 2006 (better late than never)

Location: Cardrona, New Zealand (between Queenstown & Wanaka)


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Skiers: 666, Mrs. 666., Slim, and Squirrel99.

Synopsis: On the spring skiing schedule, we decided to show Mrs.666 and Squirrel a new spot. Granted Cardrona is not known as the steepest ski field of all of New Zealand, but it does give some varied terrain (Arcadia chutes), open-wide groomers, and some serious half-pipes. Also, there is lots of day touring options off the backside of far looker’s right of the mountain.

Music: Klute – I Minder

….got lots of pics on three different cameras…

Looking across the valley to Snow Park…

SQ99 and Mrs. 666 "Uh, where do we go?"

Runs off of Captain’s chair…

SQ99 takes a lap off the Secret Chutes…

SQ99 "tours" his way to the Arcadia Chutes…in a freak snowstorm

Yep, nice and smooth…

We lapped this all day, and had it all to ourselves…

But SQ99 didn’t mind at all…

Slim gets into the action…leaping over the tussoc

SQ99 finds a steep ridge…

And pulls a Scott Schmidt…

666 finds some fun too…

SQ99 finds some open space…

666 finds a post air carve…

Slim pulls the first "scenic carve"

Mrs. 666 has more fun when the sun comes out…

And again in the Arcadia Chutes…

Another lap in the Secret Chutes off of Captains…SQ99 finds a line

…on his way to get a Moro

Mrs. 666 off the ridgeline…

Slim shaves down the tussoc grass…

"Welcome to Middle Earth!"

666 base lodge carve…

…the sequel

Slim slices another piece of pie…

…and 666 can smell the apples…

Slim and a view of the whole Arcadia Chutes…

666 finds a little nugget of corn heaven…

…the landing doesn’t look too soft does it? I think you know the answer.

The Mrs. 666 heads to Nebraska…

And shows us some of the views from the top looking toward the south…

OMG! Are they holding hands? They must have had a good day.




And naturally, a visit to Cardrona isn’t complete without a stop the the historic Cardrona hotel for some hot drinks…

Good vibe here…

Mmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmm FOOD!!!!

But SQ99 and Slim got beat up by the local gang…

Big Thanks to Cardrona resort for the great day!!!

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