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Sunset at Hanmer Springs Ski Area.

New Zealand

A Swiss guy gets fed up with summer and is itching to ski in August. So he hops a flight to New Zealand. Fortunately for us, he brought his camera along. Photos by Simon Heiniger.

NZ Slope thumb

New Zealand Winter Games

This year’s New Zealand Winter Games, from August 13-23, features four freeski events: slopestyle, half pipe, big air, and skier cross. Keep an eye on athletes like Devin Logan, Jen Hudak, and Jossi Wells at this event, and as they prepare for the 2014 Olympics.

We got early ups on the Snowbird tram.  This is what it looked like. 

Photo of the Week

Every once in a while, we stumble across a brilliant amalgamation of composition, scenery, and athletic achievement—otherwise known as an action sports photograph. Check back every week for more eye candy that will make you itch to get outside.