About The Clubbies:
“The Clubbies” a webisode series filming snowboarding and documenting the lifestyle of living around the club fields on the Southern Alps of New Zealand. It’s a crazy place with a whole lot of stories that Liam & Riley couldn’t help be drawn to shooting.
The first ep of The Clubbies travels to a few of the club fields in the Canterbury high country of New Zealand.
With one big snowfall to start the late season off we went out in search of fresh snow. Though it had been greatly affected by the nor-west wind there were still pockets of powder to be found and great fun to be had.
After the big dump at the start of July there hasn’t really been much new snow and the Clubbies have no groomers and no snowmaking so when the snowfall is less that average all you can really do is keep an eye out for that next weather system to roll on through.
During our days up in the mountains we had plenty of interesting times and met some different people who together make the Clubbies what they are, fingers crossed for some more snow and until then please enjoy the first episode of Riley Bathurst and Liam Hall’s “the Clubbies”.
In The Clubbies ep2 we see what Hugo Young (Temple Basin Ski Club Vice President) thinks the club fields are about and what their future looks like as well as do some riding at Mt Olympus a club field at the end of a long windy road and Round Hill who recently installed the worlds longest and steepest rop tow.
For Ep3 we catch up with Shane Orchard one of the guys that has been carving his way through the club fields for a few years now to hear his take on where it’s come from and where it’s going.
Ruari Macfarlane take us down a few chutes in Temple Basin and Mikey McCloy get’s some fresh at Mt Olympus.
A film project by Riley Bathurst & Liam Hall.