Cardrona: New Home of New Zealand Open

Held for the first year in Cardrona, the NZ Open is the biggest contest in the country. Cardrona boasts the only 22-foot halfpipe in the Southern Hemisphere, with a terrain park that's equal in size and challenge. For the Open, a new jump line was built, including a 75-foot booter and several creative jib features. Though conditions were soft, both the pipe and park proved quite formidable for riders. (Pablo Azocar)