Archive: 2020

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The 2020 Snowvision NZ Alpine Youth Champions were crowned yesterday (Saturday 26 September) after an action packed day of both Slalom and Giant Slalom racing at Cardrona Alpine Resort.

We are pleased and excited to announce the nominees for the 2020 Snow Sports NZ Annual Awards, presented by Augusta.

Zoi Sadowski Synnott, Tiarn Collins, Ben Barclay and Ella Miles landed on top of their respective overall podiums at the Torpedo 7 NZ Showdown. 

Eliza Grigg and Jack Adams were crowned the Alpine National Combined Disciplines Overall Champions at Coronet Peak today.

Willis Feasey, Adam Hall and Corey Peters were crowned National Giant Slalom Champions today in their respective categories, following their Super G wins from yesterday.

Day One of the National Alpine Championships,  National Para Alpine Championships and the National Alpine Junior Championships were held under blue skies with warm temperatures at Coronet Peak.

Team Wells was crowned victorious at the Obsidian 2020 on Friday 28 August after a tight race which came down to the wire. After five challenges Team Wells snatched the win by only 20 points ahead of their rivals Team Kuzma and Team Smoothy, who were tied on 500 points each on the overall leaderboard. 

Mark your diaries for Saturday 10 October and join us for a night of celebration at the Snow Sports NZ Annual Awards presented by Augusta.

Cardrona Alpine Resort was the host for the final sports challenge at the Obsidian 2020, the Park Jam. The athletes threw down some amazing tricks to wow the spectators on a bluebird day. Team Kuzma came out on top for the event (100pts) followed by Team Smoothy (80pts) and Team Wells (60pts).

Team Smoothy shone in the Obsidian Freeride competition on the WTF face in the Minaret Range near Lake Wanaka, jumping from third place overall on the leaderboard into first, with a clever play of their Joker card.

The Obsidian has 21 of the best New Zealand athletes from Olympic medalists through to Freeride World Tour winners.

Sport NZ has developed a recovery package to help support active play, active recreation and sport organisations get back on their feet following the Covid-19 lockdown.

Wanaka, New Zealand (20 July 2020) – Top New Zealand snowboarder Christy Prior has announced her retirement from the NZ national snowboard team.

The SSNZ Slopestyle Series is back for 2020 with an exciting new format and a change of name - welcome to the SSNZ Freestyle Series, incorporating the Burton Snowboard Series...

We are very excited to have our newly renovated high performance medical and training hub up and running!

We are pleased to announce the selection of the following athletes to the NZ National Ski Team.

Checking the mailbox for interesting deliveries was a great boredom buster during our lockdown days, and, sure, we were excited to receive our online orders, but opening the mail and...

Keen to make the most of lockdown as well as give our athletes a competitive advantage post-Covid-19, we built and installed some new training facilities at our HPSNZ Wanaka base.

Freeskier Nico Porteous has been named PKF Junior Sportsman of the Year at the ASB Otago Sports Awards.

Alpine Ski Racer Alice Robinson has been named Mercy Hospital Junior Sportswoman of the Year at the ASB Otago Sports Awards.

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