The grind behind creating world class snow parks and halfpipes

Cool Wakushima at Cardrona. Photo by Troy Tanner.

What does it take to create world class terrain parks and halfpipes for the best athletes to train on?

A lot of skill, expertise, experience and dedication from master craftspeople passionate about riding.

Cardrona Alpine Resort’s new short film, Moving Mountains, reveals the grit from the seats of groomer drivers, rakes of terrain park crew and the elite skiers and snowboarders that descend upon the New Zealand resort to train each winter.

The film features riding and interviews from some of New Zealand and the world’s best skiers and snowboarders.

Nico Porteous, Zoi Sadowski-Synnott, Dusty Henricksen, Ruby Andrews, Leila Iwabuchi, Tom Wallisch and Finn Bilous all make an appearance in this enticing film that will have you waxing your skis and snowboards well ahead of winter.

Moving Mountains was filmed and edited by Danny Warley, with sound mixing by Danny Fairley and graphics by Rymi Sakimura.

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Rachael Oakes-Ash is the name behind @misssnowitall and the founder of A long time travel and lifestyle journalist and ski writer, she's been published in ESPN, TIME, Wallpaper*, Action Asia, Inside Sport, Australian Financial Review, Emirates Open Skies, Conde Nast Traveler and more. She was the Fairfax snow blogger from 2007 to 2017 and the Southern Hemisphere editor for OnTheSnow. Rachael is also a documentary producer, author, radio announcer and humorist.