re-sized Cardrona

World Cup snowboarding event in southern hemisphere

Here is a brief video from sammienator on YouTube of snow boarding from Cardrona in New Zealand followed by notice of the World Cup snowboarding competition to be held there in September 2008.

Snow Sports New Zealand will again host the FIS World Cup snowboard competition at Cardrona Alpine Ski Resort on September 6-7.

It is the second year in a row Cardrona has secured a stop on the World Cup snowboard circuit, which takes place in 20 venues in 15 countries.

Up to 450 athletes take part in the circuit, with at least 100 expected to attend the New Zealand event, which is the first on the World Cup 2008-09 tour before it heads to South America.

The competition then moves to the northern hemisphere and finishes in Italy in March next year.

Snow Sports NZ will also host an FIS Continental Cup slopestyle event on September 3 at Cardrona.

That competition is one level below World Cup competition and will be the only southern hemisphere slopestyle event at which snowboarders will be able to earn FIS points to improve their world rankings.

It looks as though they will be ready for a great event.

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