Thursday, August 7, 2008


-Date- 30th August 2008
-Venue- Ohau Snow Field, Ohau, NZ
-Entry Fee- $10 per person (Racers must purchase a pass for a discounted rate of $40 from Ohau Snow Field)
-Divisions- Race Male & Female, Recreational Male and Female
-Course- TBC, around 1000-1200 metres of vertical, made up of 3-5 ascents and descents.
-Required Equipment- Skis (or Split board), skins, boots, poles, helmet, gloves, light weight shell jacket, race number, transceiver, shovel, probe, pack (able to carry skis and fit required gear in it) required.
-Registration/Race number bib pick up- 8:30am-9am Ohau Day Lodge
-Pre- race meeting- 9am Ohau Day Lodge
-Race Start- 10am
-Cut Off Time- 12.30pm
-Prize Giving- 5.00pm in Ohau Lodge Game Room - Top 3 Male & Female Prizes, Major Prizes are all SPOT PRIZES
-Series Points- 1st-30 points, 2nd-25, 3rd-22, 4th-20 and so on....
-Sponsors- Black Diamond/Southern Approach, Ohau Snow Field and Lodge, Wilderness Magazine, The climber Magazine, Buff Head Wear, New Zealand Alpine Club, Protector Safety

- If you have any questions regarding the Black Diamond Backcountry Blast Race please ask them via a comment, or e-mail

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