21/10/2009 | by Anna Langer
When: 24th of September 2009
Where: Wanaka, New Zealand
Big Air locked in for TC Triple Comp
The deep base at Treble Cone has allowed groomers Dave Crotty and Paul Kirkland to build the biggest jump in Treble Cone’s history for this weekend’s Triple Comp. The jump is located on Skite, a picture perfect location to watch skiers and snowboarders launch over the gap.
The two jumps dial in at 11 and 17 meters. The smaller one provides more pop in the air, while the other will be more of a launch, projecting riders forward and out.
The Treble Cone Triple Comp aims to cover all aspects of skiing and riding. The big air sponsored by Rossignol, is the freestyle feature in the event which tests a rider’s ability to perform difficult maneuvers over a consequential gap.
The Harris Mountains Heli-Ski Expression Session is the freeride portion and competitors will use Treble Cone’s natural terrain to put together a unique run. Judges will look for difficulty of line, aggression, fluidity, and most importantly style as skiers and snowboarders face head to head for three heli-ski trips sponsored by Harris Mountains Heli-Ski.
Competitors will race through gates set high and low on the banks of one of Treble Cone’s most infamous natural pipes in the BASE Banked Slalom. This event tests a rider’s ability to negotiate a specific line set down challenging terrain while racing as fast as possible. Two runs, best time counts.
There will be specific winners for all three events, but there will only be one King and one Queen of the Triple Comp. Wanaka Waste Busters is creating the trophies which will set a benchmark for all skiers and snowboarders at Treble Cone.
The competition begins on Saturday and will run through Sunday, weather permitting. Registration runs to 10:30 AM on Saturday and the event costs $30.
Event details are available on Treblecone.com