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New Zealand's 30-year storm

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Thirty Year Storm

Photograph By Words and photos by Tim Pierce

At the end of June, a once-in-a-lifetime storm hit the central South Island of New Zealand that transformed the landscape with light, fluffy snow into something only old-timers have ever seen. I immediately hit the road with Will Jackways and Mitch Brown to search out low-elevation snowboarding zones that had never been ridden before, and might not ever be ridden again.