Craig Murray

This rising star of the freeride world first got on skis somewhere around the age of two and spent his formative years ripping around the Canterbury club fields. He has made his way through the ranks of the New Zealand Junior Freeride Tour, the Freeride World Junior Tour and the Freeride World Qualifier Tour (FWQ) and has now qualified to compete on the 2018 Freeride World Tour (FWT).

Career highlights: Qualifying for 2018 FWT; Winner Hochfugen 4* FWQ and Open Faces Obergurgl-Hochgurgl 4* FWQ, 2017; Junior Freeride World Tour Champion 2016

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Craig Murray wins Chamonix Freeride Junior Tour credit Tom Lloyd Photography 



Craig started competing just before hitting double digits and began a steady rise to success. As the overall winner of the 2015 New Zealand Junior Freeride Tour, Craig earned a place on the Freeride World Junior Tour and headed to Europe for the 2016 season. He landed himself on the podium twice, with second place in Fieberbrunn, Austria and a win in Chamonix, France before taking out the overall Junior Freeride World Tour title.

He began competing on the Freeride World Qualifier Tour for the 2016-2017 season, winning The North Face frontier 2* at home in New Zealand before heading to Europe and claiming two 4* wins in Austria. An outstanding season of results saw Craig become the youngest person to qualify for the Freeride World Tour, at the age of 18.

The whole Murray clan is at home in the hills, in 2015 Craig joined Mum, Dad and older brother Charlie to compete in the Godzone Adventure Race, a seven day non-stop mission mountaineering, trekking, kayaking and biking through NZ's Southern Alps. They finished an impressive eighth place.

Check out more of Craig's FWQ results here or follow him on social media.

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