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2012 World Heli Challenge

Wanaka, New Zealand – The 2012 World Heli Challenge is currently going down in Mt. Aspiring National Park, New Zealand. The event brings fifty of the world's best athletes together to compete in a big-mountain freeriding showdown. Venues are only accessible by helicopter and include skiers, snowboarders and telemark skiers.

On August 16, scores will be combined from Freeride Day and Extreme Day to determine the best overall athletes. The photos herein were taken by Tony Harrington, avid extreme skier and founder of the event, during the freestyle competition that was held on the event's first blue-bird day.

2012 World Heli Challenge

Athlete Roster:


Breeze Bohl, AUS

Conrad Lucas, AUS

Finn Bilous, NZL

George Pengelly, NZL

Hank Bilous, NZL

Harry Giddings, NZL

Jacqui Edgerly, USA

Jake Bohl, AUS

Joe Webster, GBR

Markus Eder, ITA

Mitch Reeves, AUS

Natalie Segal, AUS

Neil Williman, NZL

Sam Smoothy, NZL

Sandra Lahnsteiner, AUT

Victoria Beattie, AUS

Nick Devore, USA, Telemarker


Abby Lockhart, NZL

Antti Autti, FIN

Drayden Gardner, USA

Jake Koia, NZL

Jett Elkins, USA

JJ Thomas, USA

Luke Staveley, AUS

Maria Kuzma, NZL

Quentin Robbins, NZL

Ratty Sheidow, AUS

Shin Biyajima, JPN

Will Jackways, NZL

Yuta Kiyohara, JPN

2012 World Heli Challenge

2012 World Heli Challenge

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