Olympic/Paralympic Selectors

Notification of the Appointment Process for 2026 Milano Cortina 2026 Olympic & Paralympic Selectors 

Snow Sports New Zealand (SSNZ) is pleased to announce the commencement of the appointment process for Milano Cortina 2026 Olympic/Paralympic selectors. This process is integral to ensuring that our athletes are selected for the Olympic/Paralympic Games based on fairness, integrity, and excellence.

Please view the Snow Sports NZ Olympic/Paralympic Selector Appointment Policy here.

Click here for Selectors Application Form


Key Details of the Appointment Process:

1. Eligibility Criteria:
Candidates must:

  • Exhibit a proven track record of integrity, fairness, and impartiality, and
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Snow Sports NZ 2026 Olympic selection criteria and processes and/or
  • Have extensive experience in one or more of the following sport disciplines.
    • Alpine Skiing
    • Snowboard
    • Freestyle
    • Cross Country
    • Para Snowboarding
    • Para Alpine Skiing

2. Nomination Process:

Affiliated clubs, SSNZ members, Sport Committees, and other stakeholders are invited to apply by submitting an application via the form linked above by 31 July 2024.

3. Review and Selection:
The SSNZ CEO and the SSNZ High Performance Senior Leadership team (SLT) will review all applications to ensure they meet the eligibility criteria and evaluate candidates based on their experience and expertise. 

A list of candidates (SSNZ Selectors List) will be compiled, typically consisting of three to five individuals per sport. The SSNZ Selectors List will be approved by the Board of SSNZ which may in its sole and absolute discretion exclude any proposed selector. 

Successful candidates will be formally notified and must agree to and sign a Milano Cortina 2026 Winter Olympic/Paralympic Games Sport Discipline Selector Appointment letter to be appointed as a Selector.

4. Appointment Tenure:
Selectors will be appointed for a term aligned to the 2026 Milano Cortina Olympic/Paralympic cycle, with the possibility of reappointment based on performance.

We invite all eligible and interested individuals to participate in this critical process. Your contribution is essential to upholding the integrity and excellence of our Olympic/Paralympic selection.

Submission Instructions:
Please submit your application via the form linked above by 31 July 2024. For any queries or further information, please contact Nic Cavanagh at 021 904 612, [email protected].

The SSNZ Olympic/Paralympic selectors' appointment process is crucial to ensuring a fair and transparent selection of athletes representing New Zealand at the 2026 Milano Cortina Games. By adhering to rigorous standards Snow Sports NZ aims to uphold the integrity and excellence of the selection process.

Thank you for your support and cooperation.

Sincerely,

Nic Cavanagh
Chief Executive 
Snow Sports New Zealand