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The World Heli Challenge, the most exotic free ride and free ski event on the planet, debuts onto the international snow sports calendar this year.

Wanaka, New Zealand will play host to this legendary event, coming back on the scene due to the immense support from global media and already athletes are knocking down the door to claim their spot.

The World Heli Challenge consists of 3 days of helicopter-accessed competition, staged over a two-week period to allow for perfect weather conditions. Athletes vie for top honours in Extreme, Free Ride and Downhill events and the coveted overall World Heli Challenge Champion.

“The World Heli Challenge offers the athletes the best conditions of which to ultimately test their all round ability as a snow athlete. The unrivalled camaraderie among athletes, the two weeks of continuous adrenaline activities that the Wanaka region is renowned for and the incredible helicopter skills of Harvey Hutton and the Back Country Helicopter pilots make this event quite simply one of a kind” event organiser Tony Harrington exclaims.

The event has secured substantial global media distribution across the platforms of TV, print and online media.

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