Craig Murray is one of the rising stars of the New Zealand freeride ski scene, and this 2015 season edit shows that he is just as comfortable shredding rails in the park as he is railing turns down untracked faces in the clubfields.
Having won the overall title at the inaugural New Zealand Junior Freeride Tour, Craig also secured himself the honour of a coveted wildcard to the Freeride Junior World Championships, which are set to be held in Grandvalaria, Andorra at the end of January. The gravity of being NZ’s sole representative at the World Champs is not lost on the young shredder.
“I feel super lucky to receive the wildcard for the World Championships in Andorra, it has been a goal of mine for some time now and for it to all come together like it has feels incredible. It seemed far fetched and a long way from New Zealand onto the Tour and World Champs. This is why I’m so stoked to have the opportunity to compete in the two, as it has seemed like a very distant dream until recently. I know none of this would have been possible without a lot of people contributing huge amounts of their time and putting in lots of effort and hard work to create amazing pathways.
I would like to say a massive thank you to the epic crew and all the helpers and everyone that made this tour happen, for giving me an opportunity of a lifetime and a chance to progress my riding and experience on a much larger scale, on the world stage.
I am super excited to get over to the northern hemisphere. I can’t wait to check out the Tour and a whole different competition scene. I am determined to give it everything I’ve got and do the best I can in both the Junior World Champs and some of the Junior World Tour stops I am planning on competing in. I can’t wait for the opportunity ahead, feeling ready to shred! Thank you once again!”
We are excited for Craig to gain experience on the world stage, and will be eagerly cheering him on come Jan 28th.