Mountain tricks are coming to downtown Queenstown

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A freestyling extravaganza kicks off in the middle of Queenstown this Friday with the Parklife Invitational Rail Jam.

Local boarders Nick Brown, Nick Hyne (pictured) and skier Matt Soundy are in the 30-strong line-up planning to nail tricks on the purpose-built stair feature in Earnslaw Park.

The Remarkables ski area manager Ross Lawrence says the jam – in its eighth year – is an iconic event on the winter calendar.

“The atmosphere is always buzzing as spectators enjoy a winter spectacular in the heart of Queenstown. Skiers and riders play up to the crowds and give a great show,” Lawrence says.

DJ Matix will be providing tunes during the competition, which runs from 6pm through to about 10pm.