Raced GS and Boardercross for years including Junior World Championships ’99 & ’00
Most memorable trip was to Alaska, 47 hell drops in 2 weeks. Steep and deep and epic.
Done seasons in Chamonix, Mayrhofen, Thredbo and Whistler, and riden plenty of other awesome spots over my 28 years I’ve been Snowboarding.
I like to ride fast and I like to ride steep.
Nathan louis bio
I’m Nate , a snowboarder from jindabyne who hikes for hours to get to the goods . My froth for snowboarding is always high and I’m greatful to be involved in the sport I love so much . I ride for , RIDE snowboards , GIRO , HDX mix and I would love to have the opportunity the compete and send it in this contest . Thanks for reading .
Joss McAlpin bio
Joss McAlpin, 21. Raised: Pheasants Nest NSW. Current residence: Jindabyne NSW.
Sponsors: Volcom, Rome, Giro, Rad Gloves, Pacific Prizm Boardstore.
Spent the last 3 seasons following the competition circuits of slopestyle snowboarding and recently returned from a 5 month stint in Mammoth Lakes, CA in the Sierra mountain range riding powder everyday both inbounds and backcountry. Fluidity of park tricks and some experience in natural terrain, Podium placings in domestic and overseas competition along with photos posted in both Australian and American publishings.
Ryan Tiene bio
Ryan Tiene is one of Australia’s most successful snowboarders in the international freeride scene, with feature segments in high profile international films and part of the winning team of the 1014 World Heli Challenge in NZ.
Nathan johnstone bio
27 years old. Born in mona vale on northern beaches of sydney. Been snowboarding since I was 9 years old. Been competing internationally in halfpipe since I was 16 years old and represented Australia at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.
Tim Vlandis bio
I have traveled the world snowboarding the planets most extreme locations – Alaska, New Zealand, Switzerland, Austria, France, Japan, Canada, and all throughout America.
TV is a 2 x Champion of the Quiksilver Surf/ Snow competition (1994, 1999) and has competed internationally in some of the most prestigious extreme competitions such as The World Extreme Snowboarding Championships in Alaska and New Zealand where he placed 10th in 1995, 3rd in 1996 and in 1997 he finished 2nd on the extreme day.
In 1999 TV and photographer Tony Harrington won the award for the best cliff drop photograph at the Crystal Awards at St Anton Austria.
Allie Coates bio
Snowboarding since 14
Travelling, Instructing and Coaching since 2004 in AUS, Japan, Scotland, Canada, USA and Switzerland.
Competing in Slopestyle, Boardercross, Banked Slalom and Big Air and Rail events all over enjoying every moment win or loose.
Having most fun riding with mates shredding pow, park or big mountain anywhere in any conditions as snowboarding (especially in AUS) is always what you make of it, with what you got.
Getting older now and perhaps little more cautious =P I still love chasing the rush of adrenaline from a good run, challenging myself to the limits of my ability.
Riding for Rhythm Snowboardshop, Radical Gloves, Oakley, Hokkaidog and Bar Barunbar.
Originally from Mt Buller as a Grommet, remembering those early experiences on Burke Street, I would really enjoi to head back and see what many years away shredding will let me achieve in the Big Mountain Terrain Mt Buller has to offer.
Hopefully see you there.
Peace and Enjoi
Amber Arazny bio
Former national halfpipe team member, current Freeride World Qualifying Tour top 20, first at the Verbier Freeride Week (my second ever freeride event), filmed a heliboarding/backcountry edit in Iran with Michaela Davis Meehan
Adam Dunne bio
20 years of big mountain freeriding across Europe, Nth America, Canada, Japan and Chile. Founder of Australia Ski-Board Federation back in 1999. Loves walks along the beach, pretty sunsets and dropping into gnarly chutes.
Michaela Davis-Meehan bio
Australian slopestyle rider that discovered freeriding and now travelling the world and competing on the World Freeride Qualifier Tour hoping to join the 8 top women on the FWT. 2017 Freeride results:
2nd FWQ Hakuba Japan 4 Star.
3rd FWQ North Face Frontier NZ 4 Star.
4th FWQ Open Faces Obergurgl-Hochgurgl Austria 4 Star.
1st FWQ Hakuba Japan 2 Star.
4th FWQ Nendaz Freeride Switzerland 4 Star.
Finished the 2017 season in 4th place on the Freeride World Qualifier Tour.
Sponsors: Mons Royale, K2 Snowboarding, Oakley, Groovstar Outerwear and Twelve Board Store.
Sabrina Fiebig bio
Hi, my name’s Sabrina and I’m a snowboarder from Falls Creek, Victoria. I love all the different mountains that snowboarding has shown me and feel privileged to be able to travel the world and see so many amazing snowy places!
I started competing in freeriding events in 2010 and now enjoy the Freeride World Qualifiers circuit. Iv’e experienced everything from coming first to coming last and everything in-between. Along the way I’ve made a bunch of life long friends who have helped me push my riding limits and progress.
I would love the chance to compete here in Australia and slide down the Buller chutes!
Cam Bolton bio
Snowboarder and Boardercross athlete who competes at World Cups, X-Games and the Olympics to support his surfing habit.
Jacob McQueen bio
Keen to see what Buller has to offer!
david gill bio
Hey, I’m Gilly, 21, from Adelaide, Australia and I’m just here to send it!
VOTING OPEN JUNE 29 - JULY 7
Final field of 10 COMPETITORS will be backed by public and Buller X board vote