Winter Festival: slideshow

Go girl, go . . . The crowd looks on as the womans Undie 500 is run.
Go girl, go . . . The crowd looks on as the womans Undie 500 is run.
Leap of faith . . . Using a cord he made himself, AJ Hackett Bungy employee Quinn Gardiner jumps...
Leap of faith . . . Using a cord he made himself, AJ Hackett Bungy employee Quinn Gardiner jumps from the Heli Otago helicopter over the bay at Queenstown.
Going blind . . . Chris Lowery of Queenstown competes in the birdman competition.
Going blind . . . Chris Lowery of Queenstown competes in the birdman competition.
Dumping his ride . . . Lewis Batterbee, of Queenstown, competes in the birdman competition.
Dumping his ride . . . Lewis Batterbee, of Queenstown, competes in the birdman competition.
Eyes on the fun . . . Brisbane family James (2), Tenealle, and Olivia (7) Culhane watch the...
Eyes on the fun . . . Brisbane family James (2), Tenealle, and Olivia (7) Culhane watch the winter festival activities.
Little tiger . . . Ruby Goodall (9), from Invercargill, sporting a free face paint at the...
Little tiger . . . Ruby Goodall (9), from Invercargill, sporting a free face paint at the Queentstown Winter Festival.
A little twist . . . David Coulson has a bike failure during the Mitre 10 DIY Funduro....
A little twist . . . David Coulson has a bike failure during the Mitre 10 DIY Funduro. Compeditors had 2 hours to build a bike out of plywood before racing it.
Lets have a ball . . . Having pre Skycity Ball drinks on Friday night at the Sofitel are (from...
Lets have a ball . . . Having pre Skycity Ball drinks on Friday night at the Sofitel are (from left) Mark Bennett, Andrew Clissold, and Mel Mikallef, of Geelong, Kellie Clarke and Will Lash, of Queenstown, Lenka Galbova, of Kingston, and Bob Tovey, of...
Flying . . . Chris Hanson, from Skippers Canyon Jet, rounds the last buoy in Queenstown Bay to...
Flying . . . Chris Hanson, from Skippers Canyon Jet, rounds the last buoy in Queenstown Bay to win the Winter Festival jet sprint race.
In-coming . . . Parapenter Dan Stephens, from Queenstown, puts on a show as he entertains the...
In-coming . . . Parapenter Dan Stephens, from Queenstown, puts on a show as he entertains the crowd watching Saturday's Day in the Bay.
Job done . . . Luke's Ark team members Luke Hardinge (left) followed by Sam Lees leave the water...
Job done . . . Luke's Ark team members Luke Hardinge (left) followed by Sam Lees leave the water after their team won the Rafting Rampage event.
Eat my dust . . . Ryan Westbrook from Brisbane heads the pack in a men's Undie 500 heat.
Eat my dust . . . Ryan Westbrook from Brisbane heads the pack in a men's Undie 500 heat.

Thousands of revellers braved wind, rain and snow this weekend to attend the 44th Queenstown Winter Festival. 

The weather brought about a few hiccups, forcing the cancellation of some mountain events but the crowds still turned out to celebrate in the resort. 

Photos by Stephen Jaquiery; prints available from otagoimages.co.nz

 

 

 

 

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