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Mt Hutt ‘all systems go’ for 40th season opening (13-Jun-13)
Immaculately groomed slopes and a genuinely warm welcome await avid skiers and snowboarders.....

Queenstown’s Coronet Peak ski area first to open in Australasia (10-Jun-13)
Queenstown’s Coronet Peak ski area today (June 8) celebrated in style as the first Australasian ski field to open for winter....

Coronet Peak first ski area in Australasia to open on Saturday (05-Jun-13)
Queenstown is officially open for winter as the 2013 season kicks off at Coronet Peak on Saturday (June 8).

Ski Areas Go Out With A Bang! (27-Sep-12)
Season extension and half price passes

World Heli Challenge And ExstreamTV Partner To Bring Back Wanaka Big Air (27-Jul-10)

Wanaka, New Zealand, July 27, 2010 - ExstreamTV street style

Exstreamtv Street Style Snow Show Aug 7th 2010, Lake Hawea - Be there to watch the world’s leading snow athletes rip it up, and then rock into the Afterburner party

Lake Wanaka, NZ – The partnership between World Heli Challenge and exstreamtv has been years in the making, dating back to 2006 when the founder of exstreamtv, Steve Brebner was in discussion with a leading Australasian media group about launching an exstream channel and approached Tony Harrington (Harro), creator of the World Heli Challenge to be a content provider.

The two immediately hit it off and worked well together. Brebner’s sales and marketing background combined with Harrington’s creativity and connections in the world of extreme sports led to a great partnership.

Exstreamtv was launched just after the successful resurrection of the World Heli Challenge in 2009 and all the video content from the event was pumped up to the channel including the two half hour episodes.  You can see this “mind blowing” footage by logging on to:

The result for World Heli Challenge 2009 was stunning with perfect conditions the event was a major success.  The logical next step was the revival of the iconic Big Air, which in its day saw over 8,000 spectators.

“The Big Air event brings the excitement and buzz surrounding the World Heli Challenge back to the community and at the same time creates a legacy for that community,” said event director Tony Harrington.

Throughout the relaunch of the World Heli Challenge, Brebner has worked hard alongside Harrington to make the event a success.  When the two discussed bringing back the Big Air, Steve immediately jumped at the opportunity to take naming rights in support of an event that he believes will once again be unrivaled.  Thus was born the exstreamtv Street Style Snow Show.

“Exstreamtv is stoked to be a part of this,” said Brebner.

“The Exstreamtv Street Style Snow Show is a perfect synergistic partnership…utilising the creativity of Harro’s team and the superb streaming technology available on exstreamtv.  All the content will be available on the channel within hours after the events.”

“The resurrection in 2010 will be proof of concept so that a HUGE event can be rolled out in 2011 to coincide with Winter Games and as a prelude to the Rugby World Cup 2011.”

“The worlds media will be focussing on NZ and I can’t think of a better way to show off the adventure capital of the world.”

All World Heli Challenge content will be available free to anyone with an internet connection….watch what you want when you want on exstreamtv.

TelstraClear broadband customers can enjoy exstreamtv totally unmetered, no broadband cap applies. Viewers can watch as much as they want anytime.

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