Luke Hetzel

Luke joined Snow Sports NZ as the Park, Pipe & Freeride Manager in June of 2017.  He grew up surfing and climbing in sunny California, but developed a passion for freestyle skiing from a young age, chasing the snow whenever, and wherever, he could. 

Chasing the snow led to numerous back to back winters coaching freestyle at the likes of Mammoth Mountain, Squaw Valley, Niseko Japan, and Cardrona Alpine Resort.  Luke is also a highly qualified judge, and has sat on the panel at multiple high profile events in the freestyle and freeride worlds, including the Jossi Wells Invitational, and the North Face Frontier.  He is PSIA Level 3 Alpine and Freestyle, and a certified AFP, FIS, and FWT judge.  

Luke brings to the team a passion for freestyle snow sports, ski and snowboard.  He is dedicated to helping grow our junior level sports, as well as supporting our elite athletes in their search for medals. 


Phone: 021 0838 2997

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