It might officially be spring, but that hasn't stopped some of the world's best winter athletes from gathering in Wanaka to take part in the Jossi Wells Invitational.
An A-list cast of Winter Olympics and X-Games gold medallists have descended on Kiwi shores, competing in the invitational event with a twist.
With no judges on hand, the events winners are decided by the competitors themselves.
"You will not see any judges," organiser Jossi Wells told 1 NEWS.
"Actually, you will see judges but you'll see about 80 of them."
This year's event sees arguably the most decorated female snowboarder of all-time, American Jamie Anderson, competing against Kiwi foe Zoi Sadowski-Synott.
"I was pretty down to come to support the event," Anderson says. "I mean look at all the riders, that's Zoi here dropping in - hoo ya."
The event runs until Saturday - the big air and halfpipe events still to come, with the rail jam event taking place today.