Sam Smoothy Ski Mountaineering In New Zealand

Wānaka skier Sam Smoothy has had an impressive ski career on the international stage, with strong results in the Freeride World Tour and filming segments with the iconic North American ski film outfit Teton Gravity Research. The global pandemic shut down Smoothy's endless winter itinerary, but as seen in NZAJ #74, he has been using his time back home in New Zealand to up-skill his mountaineering and take on some great ski mountaineering challenges in the Southern Alps. 

In There's No Place Like Home, the TGR crew join Smoothy in New Zealand, while he and Will Rowntree take on some extreme descents, helped in spirit by legendary freeskiers Griffin Post and Caite Zeliff. This is great watching for New Zealand skiers or anyone who appreciates the Southern Alps.