Tiarn made history in March 2022 when he became the first Kiwi snowboarder to win the FIS Snowboard Slopestyle Crystal Globe for the 2021/22 World Cup season. Tiarn represented New Zealand in Slopestyle and Big Air at the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games. Post Games in March Tiarn won the FIS Snowboard Slopestyle World Cup held in the Czech Republic and just prior to the games he claimed the bronze medal at the Mammoth Mountain Slopestyle World Cup.
1st place 2022 Spindleruv Mlyn Slopestyle World Cup; Beijing 2022 Winter Olympian; 3rd Place 2022 Mammoth Mountain World Cup Slopestyle; 1st place, 2020 Calgary Slopestyle World Cup; 3rd place 2018 Snowmass Slopestyle World Cup; 2nd place 2017 Beijing Big Air World Cup.
Until the age of eight, winter was a pretty boring time for the young Tiarn Collins who loved to skateboard and hated it when the weather was too cold to get out. Skiing wasn't really his thing either but then he tried snowboarding and everything changed...
Fast forward another eight years and Tiarn finds himself in Norway, his family with him to cheer him on as he comes tantalisingly close to making the podium at the 2016 Youth Olympic Winter Games. Tiarn stomped his slopestyle run, briefly sitting in the bronze medal spot until Rene Rinnekangas of Finland scored 1.5 points higher and pushed the young Kiwi back into fourth.
Tiarn was still "super happy" with his Youth Olympic Games experience and fully agrees, winter's not so boring now! Tiarn spent the 2016/2017 Northern Hemisphere winter following the World Cup circuit and achieved some impressive results. The highlight of the season came with the very last competition with Tiarn earning a bronze medal in slopestyle at the Junior World Championships in the Czech Republic.
He achieved his first World Cup podium in November 2017 with a silver Big Air and went on to claim a bronze medal in Slopestyle in January 2018. Tiarn was selected to represent NZ in Snowboard Slopestyle and Big Air at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games but a training accident just days before the Games started kept him out of competition.
By 2020 Tiarn was back on form, and landed his first World Cup win in Slopestyle at Calgary, Canada in February 2020.
In January 2022 Tiarn rode his way back onto the podium at the Mammoth Mountain Slopestyle World Cup finishing in 3rd place. He then went on to represent New Zealand at the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games where he finished 18th in Slopestyle and 23rd in Big Air.
In March 2022 Tiarn had the second World Cup win of his career at the Spindleruv Mlyn Slopestyle World Cup. In the final event of the season in Silvaplana Tiarn dropped in wearing the yellow bib. Although he finished in seventh place he had done enough this season to secure the Crystal Globe, becoming the first Kiwi snowboarder to ever claim the title.
He spends NZ winters training at Cardrona Alpine Resort and when not competing is based in Breckenridge, USA for the Northern Hemisphere season.