Bennie-Faull, Johnstone wow at Buller X games

ON THE SHRED: Ben Murphy carves up the chute in the Buller X extreme freeride competition which got under way last weekend at Mt Buller.

AFTER a tantalising wait all winter for snow and weather conditions to align, the first “Buller X” extreme freeride competition got under way at Mt Buller last week in superb spring conditions.

The elite snow sports freeride event took place in the steep ‘double-black diamond’ rated terrain off Mt Buller’s summit with an enthusiastic crowd of onlookers taking up viewing points in the resort and an international audience tuning in for the live webcast.

An international panel of judges reviewed all the runs and settled on Coen Bennie-Faull and Nate Johnstone as the overall winners for ski and snowboard respectively.

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