Everyone's favourite Kiwi airline-sponsored snowboarding web series is back for another Southern winter, and just in time too! By all accounts the start of this year's season has been off the charts, but until now we haven't had anything proper to get our teeth into.

Writing from experience, June on the NZ South Island can be underwhelming at times - read jet lag from a mammoth plane journey coupled with freezing accommodation and zero snow - by the looks of this things are finally on the up after a few below average snow years.

DD regulars Nick Hyne and Nick Brown hook up with Mahi Mains for some early season powder kickers, drops and gnarly straightlines through the jagged teeth of the Southern Alps. Take us back there!