WINTER GAMES NEW ZEALAND WRAP UP

Play the Game(s)! An action-packed, all-in, full-throttle Audi quattro Winter Games New Zealand has finally come to a close after 16 days of winter sports competitions including the first FIS World Cups of the season. Always a rad amalgamation of events across a collection of our favourite ski fields at the bottom of the world, … [Read More]

CRANKWORX INNSBRUCK WRAP UP

Crankworked. That’s going to take some getting over. Crankworx is always epic and Innsbruck’s inaugural event was especially good. The urban/alpine city put on an amazing show and riders, exhibitors and spectators enjoyed a whole week of shred, schnapps and schnitzel. The Mons team were lucky enough to be accompanied by lensmen Jay French and Mickey Ross, … [Read More]

CRANKWORX INNSBRUCK: URBAN TO ALPINE

We’re in Innsbruck for the new stop of the Crankworx world tour, and the next edition of the Dual Speed & Style. We’ll be showcasing our SS17 range at our rad expo tent, including the amazing Merino Air-Con system. Cool on the way up. Warm on the way down. It’s a natural climate control system perfect for … [Read More]

CRANKWORX ROTORUA WRAP UP

Looking back… (See what I did there?)   What a week! The Giant Toa Enduro event kicked off the EWS season and we were treated not just to the outstanding consistency of winners Wyn Masters and Cecile Ravanel through the Whakarewarewa forest, but what Brett Tippie described as the “World’s Best Hecklers Corner”.     … [Read More]

THE RADVENTURE CONTINUED: KAIKOURA

The JUCYxMonsRoyale Roadtrip is our way to take the Mons Royale “dawn till dusk” approach to the road. A radventure that would see us visiting all of our epic retailers throughout New Zealand whilst ticking off every activity possible on the way.      After our sweet mountain bike stop in Christchurch, the activity enabled … [Read More]

THE MONS HOUSE, WANAKA 2016

Wanaka is Mons town, or at least it feels that way as you meander between the mountain, the bar and the supermarket. Our community and our brand are inseparable – each reflecting and inspiring one another’s lifestyles and attitudes. You could say Mons Royale is very much a product of its environment – this mountain … [Read More]

SANDSTONE AND SNOW

Watch Aspen-based skier Colter Hinchliffe put his merino through its paces as he climbs multi-pitch towers and skis untracked descents in search of a different kind of ski adventure.   Last winter, instead of exploring Alaska, British Columbia, or Japan, Aspen-based skier Colter Hinchliffe found himself in a different kind of outdoor paradise: Moab, Utah. Few would … [Read More]

A RADVENTURE SALES TRIP

Work/Life balance is hard to achieve. We regularly tour the country tending to our network of retailers, but spend the majority of our time driving past some of New Zealand’s greatest Radventure opportunities. We never like to miss an opportunity to double-down in the game of life here at Mons Royale, and thought it was time we not only seized the … [Read More]

CONOR VERSUS RAMPAGE

Kelly McGarry’s spirit is coming home and the freeride mountain bike world has a new hero of the people.   The camera racks in for a shot of his eyes through the side of a dusty full face helmet; and is met instead by butterfly strips, medical tape, bleeding scabs and a blackened eye socket. Sat in the start gate … [Read More]

JOSSI WELLS | WHITE DAZE

X Games Gold Medallist Jossi Wells is back on home soil after the most successful season of his career to-date. Reconnecting with his roots in Lake Wanaka ahead of the inaugural Jossi Wells Invitational Big Air, we spent a day in the haze with the master of understated style at his Cardrona Alpine Resort stomping … [Read More]