Tuesday, December 1, 2015


In January this year I was fortunate enough to spend some good time in Hokkaido Japan .
We produced a video Edit called Bento, showing people an experience in Backcounty Japan .

Big thanks to Monster Energy an also Holiday Niseko for helping with everything .

Have a watch of the piece an enjoy some of the photos below .
All images - Riley Bathurst 

Mt Yotei looking pristine 

Dropping off the roof in town down Hirafu , this was the 1st film shot we captured for the movie 

Stalefish in Barrier land 

Visiting 1 of the many special Shrines in Kutchan .

All that snow is great , but at the end of the day somebody still has to clear it away from the house.

The sea of Japan looking out towards to Otaru 

Japanese Birch Tree's looking so unique as always 

Leaving a mark on a blank canvas 

Tail Grab into the last of the good light that day 

This place was closed for business 

Planning the next adventure an looking at weather systems online ….snow , snow an more snow 

Unique bridge in Hirafu 

Method into the Abyss 

Stalefish in Barrier land 

Taking 1 down the 5 much line 

Poping an Indy over the tree 

Scouting lines an pondering the hike ….

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

NZ Winter 2015

Another winter in N.Z comes to an end as the warmer weather starts to hit us here in Wanaka .
This 2015 in Wanaka was 1 for the books snow- wise as we had consistent top ups through out the season . 

I mainly spend my time riding in the Southern Lakes region mostly up Cardrona with a few days at TC mixed in aswell , I was also lucky enough to spend some time in the Heli shooting for various media outlets .

Here are a bunch of images below to sum up the winter just gone .

A few months of summer here an it will be time to head away again oversea's again , not sure where just yet, but for now the boots have been hung up an we've been enjoying the warmer weather an longer days .

Tail to Fakie up Cardrona - PurePixelnz 

Over the clock tower up Cardrona - Purepixelnz photo

Morning light up Cardies - purepixelnz

Ally Oop up Cardies - purepixelnz 

Natural launch ramp , TC

Frontside Air up Cardrona - Shay Williams photo

Getting Lilian up on the snow at Cardrona - Shay Williams photo

Looking into the backcountry up Cardrona - Tim Pierce photo

Family portrait , Cardrona Superpipe 

Frontside slash, Hawea river- Ali Innes photo

Hawea Riverwave - Ali Innes photo

Tail grab off triangle rock, Cardrona , Tim Piece photo

Airing into the gully up TC

Sam Smoothy an myself getting ready to drop out Helisking 

Just me , plus an amazing backdrop 

Whiteroom turn , Cardrona - Tim Piece photo

Tail grab up Treble Cone - Tucker Patton image

Method off the summit up TC , Tucker Patton

Method into the Chute , TC - Tucker Patton

Toe Side turn out the back of TC - Tucker Patton image

Sam Smoothy an I ready to drop in, out Heli with Harris Mountain

Looking over the edge up TC - Johnny McCormack

Airing over TC- Johnny McCormack

Monday, June 29, 2015


This winter Ive joined on with the guys at Loqules .
They offer an experience for the general public to get the opportunity to go an hang out 1 to 1 or with a crew of friends with a Sportsperson , Celebrity or Local Icon .

I decided to join on because I want to show people  how truly amazing an special my back yard is  .
Ive been shown so many amazing places around the world by cool people who have gone outta their way .
I thought it would be rad to give a little something back an stoked people from all walks of life out .

Through Loqules people can book an experience with me an I will take
them snowboarding , show em some of my favourite runs up Cardrona , give them some pointers on the slopes an then afterwards catch up over a drink where I can answers any questions or advice they might have .

Jump on the Loqules website an get booking , this winter here in N.Z is shaping up to be a banger !!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Early Season Images

Early Season Images 

Coming home from overseas an seeing the new publications is always something that stokes me out every year .
Since being a young kid right up till now , its still that same feeling of excitement opening up the magazines an looking at all the great images inside , seeing where your friends have been shredding for the winter an reading all the great articles 

Here are some shots I featured in below :

Cover of Aust /NZsnowboarding plus a feature story inside 

Front3 trick-tip in N.Zsnow 

Front side 7 double pager 

Indy off the summit of TC

Contents page of N.Zsnowboarder , method  in Japan 

Method shot from Mt Olympus 

Insight article Manual Mag , Tree bonk Arlberg Austria

Double Page Volcom Ad - Manual Mag

Quest Ad, front 3 from Japan

Double page spray , Manual Mag

Full pager from German magazine - Pleasure Mag

Spray shot , Pleasure Magazine