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Conditions were near perfect for this year’s Treble Cone banked slalom race on Saturday.
Blue skies and light winds meant the 80-strong field had only to deal with the snow, which quickly softened as the day wore on, leading to some falls.
The course was held on the aptly named ski run Gunbarrel, which features steep banks and a narrow corridor in which to ride, making it difficult for many of the riders.
Late withdrawals from United States Olympian Chris Corning, as well as Kiwi freeskiing brothers Jossi and Jackson Wells, meant the competition was wide open.
Treble Cone’s Barry Chisnall won the men’s open competition, while Maria Senoner snuck by Adele Walker to claim the women’s title.
Australian Freeride World Tour snowboarder Amber Schuecker won the female masters competition, while Wanaka snowboarding coach Richie Johnston won the male division.
Cash prizes were awarded to the winners as well as the opportunity to compete in the Mt Baker banked slalom race in the United States next February.