Archive: 2019

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It is with sadness but positive reflection that we announce that after 12 years as the High Performance Director for Snow Sports NZ Ashley Light has decided to resign from...

The Snow Sports NZ Board has completed the CEO recruitment process and is pleased to announce the appointment of Jan Shearer who has been the Acting CEO.

Alpine Ski Racer Alice Robinson shares her story in the latest in our #BeNext series.

School holidays are coming up and it's the perfect time to unleash your little ripper! Intro to QAST Holiday Programme is the pathway into the Queenstown Alpine Ski Team.

Milan-Cortina (ITA) will host the Olympic Winter Games 2026. The decision was taken today (24 June 2019) during the 134th Session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Lausanne, (SUI).

Para Alpine Ski Racer Patrick Cooper was one of 18 New Zealand Paralympians acknowledged and celebrated as part of Paralympics New Zealand's Celebration Project at an event in Hamilton last night...

Following an outstanding year of results, snowboarder Zoi Sadowski-Synnott has been nominated for the Best Female Action Sports Athlete award at the ESPYS.

Snow Sports NZ are pleased to announce the selection of the following athletes to the NZ National Alpine Ski Team.

The first competition in the 2019 Snow Sports NZ Slopestyle Series took place at Snowplanet on 1 June. 

The Athlete Scholarships for the Beijing Winter Olympic Games have now been released. These Scholarships are designed to assist athletes preparing and attempting to qualify for the Games. 

We have a pair of Dynastar Team Comp race skis and bindings valued at $599.00 to giveaway at the North Island Primary School Ski Champs (NIPS)!

Zoi won the ASB Otago Supreme Award 2019 , joining an elite group of multiple winners.

Snow Sports NZ sent six U16 and six U14 athletes to this year’s Whistler Cup, April 11 - 14 2019, where U14’s Mikayla Smyth (CAST, Wanaka Ski and Snow Sports...

 Mitchell Davern has signalled that he will be one to watch in coming seasons, with a win at the World Rookie Tour Slopestyle finals in Kitzsteinhorn – Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria

NZ athletes have once again made their presence felt on the world stage with skier Jess Hotter and snowboarder Finn Duffy winning their respective categories at the Nendaz Freeride World Qualifier four-star competition in Switzerland.

Alice Robinson has claimed New Zealand’s first Alpine Ski Racing World Cup medal in 17 years, finishing with a silver medal in Giant Slalom at the FIS Alpine World Cup Finals in Andorra 

Alice Robinson has finished in the silver medal position at the Europa Cup  Super G  in Italy. Starting from bib 31 Robinson finished 0.12s behind winner Roberta Melesi (ITA)

New Zealand athletes have achieved strong results at the pinnacle event on the junior freeride calendar with Ronan Thompson finishing just off the podium in fourth place in men's snowboard and Alistair Garland fifth in men's ski at the Junior World Championships in Austria.

The world’s premier junior freeride event will take place in Austria this week, with two NZ athletes featuring on the start list. Skier Alistair Garland and snowboarder Ronan Thompson  are en-route to Kappl, Austria for the Freeride Junior World Championship (FJWC) scheduled for March 13-15. 

Nico Porteous has finished in second place on the 2018-2019 Freeski Halfpipe World Cup tour rankings following the final competition of the season held on Saturday at Mammoth Mountain in the USA.

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