Since winning the Snow Sports NZ Breakthrough Season award in 2014 Willis has gone on to record some of the best ever alpine ski racing FIS results for a New Zealand male. He was named Snow Sports NZ Alpine Ski Racer of the Year in 2015 and 2016. Willis is a member of the New Zealand Ski Team and represented NZ at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang.
Disciplines: Downhill, Giant Slalom, Slalom, Super Combined, Super-G
Career highlights: 2018 Winter Olympian; 12.03 point results in Slalom at the Perisher ANC and 10.21 in GS at the Coronet Peak ANC, August 2015. Represented NZ at the World Ski Champs in 2015, 2017 and 2019.
Willis competed at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang where he finished 37th in Super-G , 36th in Giant Slalom and recorded a DNF in Slalom.
Willis was the 2017 National Giant Slalom Champion and was also named to the NZ men’s A team the same season. Willis won the first FIS race of the 2017 NZ season at Cardrona and set the bar high with a 9-point result in GS. He went on to better this with a 6.14 point result at the ANCs in Thredbo.
The 2017 northern hemisphere season got off to a good start for NZ ski racer Willis Feasey with three top 10 placings in Far East Cups held in Yongpyong, Korea, the venue for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. Willis finished 10th in Slalom, and seventh and eighth in Giant Slalom. Willis competed at the 2017 World Championships in St Moritz where he achieved a solid 34th place in the Super-G. The season finished with Willis claiming second place in Super-G and second and fourth places finishes in Giant Slalom at FIS races in Aspen, USA.
During the 2016 New Zealand season Willis was crowned NZ Men’s National Super-G Champion, National Giant Slalom Champion and Overall Men’s National Champion. He won the Australia New Zealand Continental Cup Super-G and GS Series as well as the overall ANC series. A highlight of Willis’ NZ campaign was achieving a 10-point result in GS at the ANC Cup in Mount Hotham, Australia.
During the 2015 northern hemisphere season Willis recorded career bests in Giant Slalom, Super G, Super Combined and Downhill and represented New Zealand at the World Ski Championships in Vail, USA. On his return to NZ he chalked up more impressive results including a 12.03 point results in Slalom at the Perisher ANC and 10.21 in GS at the Coronet Peak ANC. Willis was the 2015 New Zealand National Giant Slalom and Slalom Champion.
Having lived in Twizel all his life, Willis grew a passion for the outdoors. He started skiing when he was two years old. With his competitive nature, racing followed close behind. He started ski race training when he was 10 years old and currently trains at Queenstown’s Coronet Peak Ski Area.