Queenstown firefighters (from left) Gabby Ernst, Ben Jackson,
Richard Preston and Simon Robinson were among the
firefighters who found a cool and exhilarating way to raise
money for the Bruce Grant Youth Trust at Coronet Peak
Organiser Tony Scott, an Auckland airport firefighter who
also organises the annual Auckland Sky Tower Challenge, said
more than $10,000 was raised in the two-hour ''Firefighter
Chillfactor Challenge'', in which skiers and boarders, rather
than traversing a halfpipe, made their way down the slopes
carrying a 30m-long hose.
For the record, Queenstown retained the trophy.
- David Williams