Update: June 9, 2004
SNOW AND STREET JIBBERS TAKE ON DUNEDIN’S OCTAGON
Snow is forecast for Friday 18 June at 6pm in Dunedin’s Octagon when R&R Sports brings Cardrona Alpine Resort’s Cadbury Moro Street Jib Rail to town for the first event in the ski season calendar.
Trucks will bring 16 cubic metres of snow to Dunedin from Cardrona to build the four metre high ramp that will launch skiers and boarders with nerves of steel along the 6.5 metre rail. With $1,000 price money up for grabs as well as spot prizes they’ll be throwing down gravity defying manoeuvres sure to impress the crowds, as will some of the spills.
Cardrona’s marketing manager, Nigel Kerr, said the event was building on the success of the 2003 Cadbury Moro Street Jib Series.
“Last year we held a number of competitions in Wanaka and Queenstown. They attracted huge crowds and were lots of fun for competitors and spectators alike. This year we thought we’d kick winter off in style and give Dunedin its first street jib. It’s a great evening out for the whole family with all the floodlit action, pumping tunes and a cheering crowd. Plus there’s the novelty of bringing the mountain to the centre of town.”
Following Dunedin, the 2004 Cadbury Moro Street Jib Series will visit Invercargill, Queenstown and Wanaka throughout the winter.
Entry costs $20 with numbers limited to 35 on a first come, first served basis at R&R Sports from Monday morning. While the event is open to all skiers and boarders, experience at rail slides is recommended.