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Competition season has kicked off for NZ athletes in the Northern Hemisphere with Carlos Garcia Knight and Natalie Good competing at the FIS Snowboard Big Air World Cup in Milan, Italy.

Lake Wanaka, New Zealand (13 October 2016) –The Snow Sports NZ Alpine Youth Development Camp funded by the Snowvision Foundation took place in Wanaka from 10-11 October 2016.

The 2016 Cardrona NZ Junior Freeski and Snowboard National Championships took place from 3-8 October.  Check out how much fun everyone had competing at Cardrona Alpine Resort!

The 2016 Cardrona NZ Junior Nationals concluded with a prize giving ceremony at the Lake Wanaka Centre on Saturday 10 October.

Lake Wanaka, NZ – (9 October 2016) – The Snow Sports NZ Annual Awards Night were held last night (Saturday 8 October 2016) at the Lake Wanaka Centre.

The 2016 Cardrona NZ Freeski & Snowboard Junior National Championships wrapped up at Cardrona Alpine Resort today with the Salomon Ski Halfpipe, U18 Big Bucks Slopestyle Open and U14 Antlers Alley Slopestyle Open.

Lake Wanaka, NZ (6 October 2016) – 200 hard charging young skiers and snowboarders were in action today at Cardrona Alpine Resort for the fourth day of competition at the...

Competitors in the 2016 Cardrona NZ Junior Freeski & Snowboard Nationals were met with murky conditions for day three of competition at Cardrona Alpine Resort near Wanaka today.

Good morning Junior Nationals competitors! The Ski Halfpipe competition has been postponed for today. The pipe is very wet after last night's rain and not currently safe for competition.

220 competitors aged 5 – 18 years took part in the Bonfire Boarder-cross, Snowboard Giant Slalom and Smith Ski Slopestyle on day two of The Cardrona NZ Junior Freeski and Snowboard National Championships in Wanaka today.

Wanaka, NZ (3 October 2016) – The Cardrona NZ Junior Freeski and Snowboard National Championships got underway in Wanaka today with over 200 competitors aged five to 18 competing in...

GoPro Giveaway!

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We have three GoPro Prize Packs to give away at this year's Cardrona NZ Junior Nationals! Show us what you love about this event by filming a short video and...

The NZJFT has had a hugely successful second year with three competitions held in a typically kiwi variety of snow and weather conditions. For 2016 GoPro have stepped up as the title...

The NZ Youth Series finals were held at Cardrona Alpine Resort over three days from Friday 23 - Sunday 25 September and comprised a Super-G, Giant Slalom and Slalom.

Congratulations to all the nominees for the 2016 Snow Sports NZ Annual Awards.

This event is all about taking the opportunity to have a go – as a team - on a GS course and through Gravity X, in a fun and friendly...

The 20th North Island Secondary Schools Snowboard Championships kicks off on Monday 19 September at Turoa Ski Field.

Freeski and snowboard athletes were treated to clear, calm conditions for the final day of competition at the 2016 Cardrona Games today. 80 athletes, including home-grown Kiwi talent as well as a strong international contingent, threw down their best tricks in the 22ft high Olympic halfpipe at Cardrona Alpine Resort near Wanaka.

On day two of Cardrona Games slopestyle, NZ rider Zoi Sadowski Synnott (Wanaka) and Canadian rider Sebastien Toutant were the respective winners of the snowboard competition. Mirroring yesterday’s results, Kelly Sildaru (EST) and James Woods (GB) once again took home top honours in freeski.

The UK’s James Woods just edged out New Zealand athlete Finn Bilous for the win in men’s freeski while Estonian athlete Kelly Sildaru was the convincing winner in women’s freeski.

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