World Heli Challenge 2009 - Wanaka | NZL (News & Roughcut)

World Heli Challenge 2009


August 28th to September 12th 2009, Wanaka (New Zealand)



The most exotic freeride event on the planet returns! Wanaka, New Zealand, will play host to the legendary World Heli Challenge which was first created in 1995 as a way for a group of elite athletes to share the experience of flying around the mountains in helicopters to push the boundaries of the sport. After an 8-year break, now it's back on the scene due to the immense support from global media. The World Heli Challenge offers the athletes the best conditions to ultimately test their all-round abilities as a snow athlete. The two weeks of continuous adrenaline activities that the Wanaka region is renowned for and the incredible helicopter skills of the Back Country Helicopter pilots make this event one of a kind.