The snow’s long gone in the northern hemisphere, but it’s always ski season somewhere. Like Australia.
Held at Thredbo in New South Wales, the One Hit Wonder Down Under is as viewer-friendly as comps come. A group of skiers and riders, chosen through video audition, spend four days doing their most insane big-air tricks on camera. Afterward, the best cuts are posted online, and viewers vote for their favorite skier and snowboarder.
The end result is a bunch of riders sinking all their skill into pulling off the flashiest, best-looking stunts they can think of. Even little children do better in the terrain park than I do, so it’s nice to know that I can at least catch big air vicariously.
Here’s the video of last year’s comp, with winners Robbie Walker and Bine Zalohar:
This year’s competition goes down September 14-18. Hopefuls have until August 20th to send in their audition tapes.