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Olly Thomas (14), of Wanaka, who came third in his age group, executing a backflip down the Arcadia chute. Photo: Ima Badiola
Olly Thomas (14), of Wanaka, who came third in his age group, executing a backflip down the Arcadia chute. Photo: Ima Badiola
Cardrona Alpine Resort began the first of its youth events for the 2017 season yesterday with the Piki Maunga Rangatahi (Big Mountain Youth) single day youth freeride competition.

Competitors came from as far away as Perthand the North Island, and ranged in age from 8 to 14. Organisers said the competitors were judged more on their speed, fluidity and control rather than the tricks.

Stand-out performances were backflips and 360 turns. 

-By Kerrie Waterworth

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