Piera won the Giant Slalom National Championship title at the age of 15 in her first year of FIS. She has competed in three World Championships, four World Juniors Championships and represented NZ at the 2012 Youth Olympic Games. Piera is a member of the New Zealand Ski Women'sTeam.
Disciplines: Giant Slalom, Slalom, Super Combined, Super-G
Hometown: Wanaka/ Havelock North
Career highlights: Two 15 FIS point Giant Slalom results with two 1st place podiums on consecutive days at Turnau, Austria from a field of 67 competitors.
Piera was the 2016 women’s and junior women’s national Giant Slalom and Super-G champion, 2016 NZ Overall National Ladies’ Champion, NZ National Junior Ladies’ Champion, and was the winner of the Australia New Zealand Continental Cup Super-G Series in 2016. Other career highlights include:
Piera spends New Zealand winters training at the High Performance Centre at Cardrona Alpine Resort before travelling to the Northern Hemisphere to train and compete in Europe and North America. Piera has been coached by Jonny Rice since her first year of FIS and together they have made the step up to top level events such as World Cup, Europa Cup, World Championships and Junior World Championship races. She was named one of the NZ Herald Future Stars and was named 2016 Hawke’s Bay Junior Sports Person of the Year.
Piera was crowned women’s and junior women’s national Giant Slalom champion for the third time in 2016. She is the current NZ National Ladies’ Super-G Champion and is NZ's top ranked women's Slalom racer.