Archive: 2019

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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.

Alice Robinson has delivered another stunning performance, continuing her rapid rise up the world rankings with a 16th place finish at the World Cup Giant Slalom in the Czech Republic. 

Zoi Sadowski-Synnott has claimed a triple crown in snowboarding, this morning earning slopestyle victory at the 37th Annual Burton U.S Open Snowboarding Championships. 

Snow Sports NZ and The Snowvision Foundation have signed an agreement which will see Snowvision become the naming rights sponsor of the New Zealand Alpine Youth Championships, Selection Camp, and...

Zoi Sadowski-Synnott has maintained top form in the semi final rounds of the 37th Annual Burton U.S Open Snowboarding Championships, earning the highest score in today’s slopestyle event.

Adam Hall has been named ISPS Handa Para athlete of the Year for 2018 at the 56th ISPS Handa Halberg Awards during a ceremony at Spark Arena in Auckland.

Alice Robinson has been crowned Junior World Champion in Giant Slalom.  This is the first time a New Zealander has won a Junior World title in alpine ski racing.

NZ freeride athletes have posted strong results at the latest competition in the Freeride World Qualifier series with Jessica Hotter and Blake Marshall now leading the women’s and men’s ski rankings and eyeing places on the Freeride World Tour.

 A silver medal at the FIS Freeski Halfpipe World Cup in Calgary has put New Zealand’s Nico Porteous to the top of the World Cup Tour leader board.

Alice Robinson  has posted an impressive result at the FIS World Ski Championships in Are, Sweden, with the fastest time in the second run of the ladies’ Giant Slalom, 17th overall and first place amongst junior (u21) racers.

In a first for New Zealand, 17-year-old Zoi Sadowski-Synnott has claimed the FIS World Championship title in women’s snowboard slopestyle. 

Alice Robinson has won a European Cup Giant Slalom in Germany, the first NZ athlete to do so since Claudia Riegler in 2001 in Slalom. The 17-year-old now holds the world number ranking for U18 ladies’ Giant Slalom and second in U21.

Craig Murray has claimed a win on the second stop of the 2019 Freeride World Tour in British Columbia, Canada. 20-year-old Murray is one of the youngest riders on the tour and this is his first victory. 

Finn Bilous has finished fifth in Freeski Big Air at the Utah 2019 FIS Snowboard, Freestyle and Freeski World Championships.

NZ freeskiers have landed top results at the Junior Worlds Halfpipe in Leysin with Ruby Andrews landing a bronze medal and Luca Harrington placing fifth.

Zoi Sadowski Synnott has claimed the gold medal in snowboard slopestyle at X Games, backing up the silver medal she earned in snowboard big air.

It’s a case of déjà vu for New Zealand snow sports with Olympic Winter medallists Nico Porteous and Zoi Sadowski Synnott both claiming X Games medals on the same day. The 17-year-olds are in Aspen for the invitation-only event, considered one of the most prestigious on the winter sports calendar.

Para alpine skier Corey Peters is preparing for his first race of the 2019 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships with the Giant Slalom scheduled to get underway at 10pm tonight (Monday...

Maria Kuzma finished just off the podium in fourth place in women’s snowboard and Craig Murray fifth in the men’s ski category at the first stop of the Freeride World Tour in Hakuba, Japan today.

The Halberg Foundation has announced nine sporting highlights for New Zealand’s Favourite Sporting Moment of 2018 – the only category voted for by the public at the 56th ISPS Handa Halberg Awards 

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