(Ed’s note: Joe Schuster, Kyler Cooley and Dylan Natale are Down Under on a Team Liberty trip. See installment #1 HERE.)
By Dylan Natale
After saying our goodbyes to New South Wales’ beaches and kangaroos, Joe, Kyler, Simon, and I packed the cars and headed inland to the quiet town of Jindabyne at the base of the Snowy Mountains. We arrived to a couple days of bluebird skies and made the most of it, spending a day in Perisher Ski Area’s well maintained park, as well as a day in the Guthega backcountry.
Perisher, Australia’s biggest ski area, offered up some good training for Joe, who will be competing in the One Hit Wonder Down Under later this week, while Kyler and I were stoked to see what the Australian backcountry had in store for the BC Boys. After a walk through the bush and navigating a frothing creek, the sun warmed the snow enough to have some fun and get a few shots.
Then the weather took a turn for the worse, with driving winds and rains keeping us off the snow to rest our legs. Joe moved up to Thredbo Ski Area for the One Hit Wonder, and Kyler and I holed up in a condo overlooking Lake Jindabyne just waiting out the weather.
Stay tuned for a third update in the coming days with some One Hit Wonder footage (and hopefully some powder too).