It was an absolute privilege to be involved with Winter Games Obsidian this year filming for Diaries Downunder. Look out for the Mountain Shred event, filmed by Nick Hyne, Heath Patterson and myself and edited by me dropping here soon.
What with the world being turned rather upside down this year due to COVID, the Winter Games didn't want to let the event lapse a year, so instead of the traditional international format they created a domestic focused event called Obsidian. Read more by clicking the Winter Games link but here's a brief breakdown of the new format.
Obsidian is an epic new mixed Team Challenge event for the Winter Games NZ 2020, set across New Zealand’s Southern Alps. 21 of New Zealand’s best freeski and snowboard athletes pitted against each other in five challenges over a ten-day weather window between the 10th and 20th of August 2020.
Each 9-person team will comprise a mix of 7 elite snow sport athletes and 2 world class videographers. Male and female, ski and snowboard, freeride and park athletes and will be led by a Team Captain.