By Dylan Natale
After another day of rain and snow, the clouds disappeared, ushering in a two-day window to get back on the snow. Joe Shuster spent the next few afternoons sessioning the massive One Hit Wonder jump with the world’s best, laying down trick after trick in hopes of winning the $10,000 purse. Online voting starts any day now so go on now and cast your vote.
Kyler Cooley, Simon Blondel and I made the most of the sunshine as well, exploring some Thredbo sidecountry one day. We also talked ourselves into a river gap that Perisher Ski Area had pushed up for a few Aussie snowboarders and Transfer Magazine. The chilly water and short landing made for a few nervous speed checks, but once the speed was dialed the gap was one of the funnest days we had.
With just a few more days in Australia, Aussie ski legend and Liberty athlete Andrea Berchtold hosted a little party on his property just outside of Jindabyne, to send us off in style (and a few headaches). After plenty of debauchery with tractors, dirt bikes, gasoline and potato guns, it was time to pack our bags and head north to Sydney. While Australia is known more for its coastal beauty than snow, it was still a little sad to say goodbye to the tiny town of Jindabyne, nestled against a lake staring up at the sprawling snowcapped mountains.
Enjoy the last little photo gallery and keep your eyes peeled for an Aussie BC Boys webisode that should be released around the time the snow starts to fall. Many thanks to Simon Blondel for being an amazing tour guide and taking the time to ensure we not only had a great time, but also made the most of the Australian snow.
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