Skiers, snowboarders don bikinis for a cause
It was all about goosebumps for a good cause.
Skiers and snowboarders took to the slopes of Mt Ruapehu’s Turoa ski field on Saturday, in their bikinis and boardshorts, all for a great cause.
The annual Turoa Bikini Downhill race raised more than $650 for the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation.
More than 75 skiers and snowboarders took a run down the Downhill Slalom Course located next to Turoa’s terrain parks, in superb spring snow conditions with blue skies and light winds.
Mt Ruapehu Marketing Manager Matt Mcivor said it was amazing to see so many people getting into the spirit of the event and taking a run down the course for a good cause.
‘‘We couldn’t have asked for better weather and look forward to turning the slopes pink again next year with this event.’’
Breast Cancer Foundation NZ Chief Executive Evangelia Henderson said they were always amazed at the creative ways in which our community supported them.
‘‘The bikini downhill ski event is a wonderful way to raise both money and awareness.’’
Spot prizes were awarded to best-dressed, fastest times and the most runs, with thanks to Icebreaker and Dragon Alliance’s support with prizes.