Give me your hand Mr. Frodo. Don't let go!

New Zealand is home to some of the most stunning mountains in the world -- just think "Lord of the Rings." While most of the snowboard world is deep into summer, the New Zealand winter stacks up with international ski and snowboard team training and competitions like the World Heli Challenge. The weather stayed away for most of the day, but as we looked over to the west we could see some clouds pouring over the mountains. Wonderful views, but not so wonderful for helicopter flying! (Camilla Stoddart )