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NZ freeskier Nico Porteous has claimed a top 10 spot in the halfpipe qualifications for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic test event staged at Bokwang Phoenix Park, taking him through to the final rounds of the World Cup to be staged on Saturday 18 February.

Sam Lee is charging through his first season on the Freeride World Tour, yesterday claiming a fourth place finish at the second tour stop in Andorra. The result comes off the back of an eighth place finish at the competition opener staged at the same ski area in the Pyrenees a week ago. 

Snow Sports NZ is pleased to name a group of 11 athletes to compete in the 2017 Alpine World Junior Championship in Are, Sweden from 6-14 March 2017

Queenstown ski racer Alice Robinson has positioned herself as one of the world’s top ski racers for her age group, winning the U16 Giant Slalom and finishing second in Slalom at a top level youth race in Slovenia over the weekend.

New Zealand’s young freeride athletes continue to perform well against strong international fields with snowboarder Finn Duffy  claiming third place at the Eldorado Junior Freeride three-star competition in Andorra over the weekend.

Zoi Sadowski Synnott is proving herself a force to be reckoned with in her first season on the FIS World Cup Tour, today earning a bronze medal in Big Air in Quebec, Canada.

The Cardrona NZ Park and Pipe Team has travelled to Quebec, Canada to compete in slopestyle and big air World Cups from February 9 to 12, 2017. Competition got off to a good start today with Tiarn Collins and Zoi Sadowski Synnott qualifying for finals in the Snowboard Big Air and Jossi Wells through in the Freeski Slopestyle.

 Wanaka skier Sam Lee has ticked off his goal of a top 10 result at his first ever Freeride World Tour competition, finishing eighth in last night’s (NZT) event staged in the Andorran resort of Vallnord-Arcalis.

Today, February 9th 2017, marks 'one year to go’ until New Zealand’s top snow and ice sport athletes compete at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games.  

NZ alpine ski racers have made a solid start to their World Championships campaign with Willis Feasey finishing 34th and Adam Barwood 44th in the men's Super-G.

Slalom proved to be the NZ team’s most successful discipline at Trofeu Borrufa last week (30 January - 2 February 2017) in Andorra with Will Cashmore taking home the bronze...

Zoi Sadowski Synnott claimed a fourth place finish at her first World Cup and Tiarn Collins  finished in eighth place in the snowboard slopestyle final at the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix stop in Mammoth Mountain.

Three New Zealand athletes were amongst sixty of the best young riders from around the world who were invited to compete on the technical slopes of the Andorran ski resort of Grandvalira for the most prestigious event in junior freeride: The Freeride Junior World Championships. 

The first of back-to-back Audi FIS Ski Cross World Cup races scheduled to take place in Feldberg (GER) this weekend was cut short on Saturday after noon due to a winter storm that blue into the area during the competition.

NZ snowboardcross racer Duncan Campbell finished 22nd in the 2016-17 season's third snowboard cross World Cup race which was staged in Bansko (BUL) today.

Mt Hutt Ski Club member Georgia Bushell  has wrapped up a successful race series in the USA, climbing the podium four times over the course of the week-long FIS series.

The Freeride World Qualifier 4-star event held in Les Arcs, France on 3 February had a distinctly Kiwi flavour with three New Zealand athletes making the podium. Sam Lee placed second in men’s ski, Maria Kuzma second in women’s snowboard and Roland Morley Brown second in men’s snowboard.

New Zealand snowboarders were on impressive form in the qualifying rounds of the Snowboard Slopestyle World Cup staged at Mammoth Mountain in the USA today. Zoi Sadowski Synnott and Tiarn Collins both qualified for finals.

The Para Alpine Skiing World Championships have finished on a high for the New Zealand team with Adam Hall earning a bronze medal in Slalom on the final day of racing in the Italian resort of Tarvisio. The result brings the medal tally to three with Corey Peters earning silver medals in the Downhill and Super-G last week.

New Zealander freeskier Craig Murray has claimed victory at a Freeride World Qualifier 4-star competition held in the Austrian resort of Hochfugen. Anna Smoothy finished fourth in the women’s freeski division.

 

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