Snowboard NZ Events
An event pathway allows competitors to progress along the development pathway, with events at each level providing the competition platform for advancement in their progression.
Ski area and regional competitions provide the perfect environment for first competitions. A number of regional junior competitions are part of the Junior Series, which allows a national ranking system to measure the achievements of individuals. For those athletes aged five to 18 who are moving along the pathway, Snow Sports NZ host the annual Junior Freeski and Snowboard Nationals. National champions are named in each age category and discipline.
The level of events rise through Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum TTR events, and FIS events, some of which are hosted in NZ, to the pinnacles of the Olympic : Paralympic Games.
Snow Sports NZ has hosted three World Cup Halfpipe Snowboard events and now works alongside Winter Games NZ to promote this bi-annual international level event, which in 2013 will include World Cup Slopestyle, Halfpipe and Snowboard Cross events.
Snow Sports NZ also run national development camps and facilitate training of national and international judges.