Archive: 2018

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2018 will finish on a high note for New Zealand Winter Olympic bronze medallist Nico Porteous who today claimed the first World Cup medal of his career, a silver in the Freeski Halfpipe. 

Para alpine skier Adam Hall has wrapped up his 2018 competition season with a silver medal in Slalom at the World Para Alpine Skiing Europa Cup in St Moritz, Switzerland.

Piera Hudson will close out 2018 holding the lead in the ladies’ Giant Slalom and overall standings in the Far East Cup (FEC) series, and having made a significant jump up the world rankings.

NZ freeskier Miguel Porteous has claimed the first World Cup medal of his career, claiming silver at the FIS Freeski Halfpipe World Cup at Copper Mountain in the USA.

 NZ ski racer Piera Hudson faced the toughest of weather conditions at Wanlong Ski Resort in China, battling temperatures of minus thirty-five degrees as well as strong winds, but managed to maintain a first run lead in the Giant Slalom and charge home for the win.

NZ skiers are making their presence felt on the international stage with  Piera Hudson claiming bronze in Slalom at the Far East Cup in China, and Beau-James Wells, Nico Porteous and Miguel Porteous qualifying first, second and third at the Freeski Halfpipe World Cup  in the USA.

Piera Hudson has achieved a career best performance at her first World Cup of the season, skiing from start bib 59 to finish 26th in the Slalom at the Killington Cup in Vermont, USA.

It has been a busy weekend of competition for New Zealand’s top skiers and snowboarders, with athletes competing at three World Cups in Austria, China and the USA.

The 2018 Air + Style Beijing big air World Cup went down on Saturday night at the iconic Bird’s Nest stadium with a heavy showing from the six ladies and 11 men in the finals. Zoi Sadowski-Synnott achieved the top result among the NZ team, finishing in fourth place.

Finn Bilous achieved a solid result at the first Slopestyle World Cup of the season, finishing in eighth place in Stubai, Austria.

Snow Sports NZ is pleased to name eight more athletes to the Alpine FIS Youth Squad.

Snow Sports NZ  congratulate the following athletes who have been named to the 2019 Alpine FIS Youth Squad.  Selection to the squad means that these athletes  are eligible to enter FIS Youth events in the Northern Hemisphere.

Para alpine skier Josh Crean, a member of the National Development Team, has travelled to Dubai for classification and is also using the opportunity to benchmark his skiing against an...

The 2018/19 northern hemisphere season is off to a strong start for the Cardrona NZ Park and Pipe team with freeskier Finn Bilous  finishing eighth in the Big Air World...

New Zealand snowboarder Tiarn Collins says he’s “stoked to be back in the mix” and “super happy” to start his season off with a finals result after qualifying second in...

Lake Wanaka, NZ – (6 October 2018) – The Snow Sports NZ Annual Awards Night were held at the Lake Wanaka Centre this evening.

The 2018 Snow Sports NZ Junior Freestyle Nationals wrapped up in spectacular style today at Cardrona Alpine Resort with the U14-U18 boys going all out in the Smith Ski and...

The SSNZ Spring Alpine Forum will be held at 10:00am on Sunday 21st October 2018 The meeting will take place at Snowplanet, 91 Small Road, Silverdale, Auckland.

Jumps and rails were the focus on day four of the 2018 Snow Sports NZ Junior Freestyle Nationals at Cardrona Alpine Resort today with the Smith Ski and Snowboard Slopestyle competition.

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