Lake Wanaka, New Zealand (18 September 2018) – We are pleased to announce the nominees for the 2018 Snow Sports NZ Annual Awards presented by The Remarkables and Coronet Peak.
Instructor of the Year sponsored by NZSIA
Makiko Tabuse (Cardrona)
Jack Bishop (Mt Hutt)
Oliver Midgely (Cardrona)
Coach of the Year sponsored by Cooke Howlison
Ben Adams and Jane Stevens (Wanaka) – Adaptive Snow Sports
Mitch Brown (Wanaka) - Snowboarding
Brad Aylwin (Auckland) - Alpine Ski Racing
Tommy Pyatt (Wanaka) - Freeskiing
Breakthrough Season sponsored by Central Heating Solutions
Ben Harrington (Wanaka) – Freeski
Tiarn Collins – (Queenstown) – Snowboard
Hank Bilous (Wanaka) – Freeride
Piera Hudson (Wanaka/Havelock North) – Alpine Ski Racing
Adaptive Snow Sports Athlete of the Year sponsored by The Gilly & Tony Hall Foundation
Adam Hall (Wanaka)
Carl Murphy (Wanaka)
Corey Peters (New Plymouth)
Alpine Ski Racer of the Year sponsored by Coronet Peak
Adam Barwood (Queenstown)
Alice Robinson (Queenstown)
Piera Hudson (Wanaka/Havelock North)
Cross Country Skier of the Year sponsored by Cruickshank Pryde
Campbell Wright (Wanaka)
Freeride Athlete of the Year sponsored by Treble Cone
Craig Murray (Wanaka)
Maria Kuzma (Wanaka)
Sam Lee (Wanaka)
Freeskier of the Year sponsored by Cardrona Alpine Resort
Beau-James Wells (Wanaka)
Finn Bilous (Wanaka)
Nico Porteous (Wanaka)
Snowboarder of the Year sponsored by Dick Schulze
Carlos Garcia Knight (Christchurch)
Zoi Sadowski Synnott (Wanaka)
Finalists for the Overall Athlete of the Year Award, sponsored by the Audi quattro Winter Games NZ, will be the respective winners of each sports category.
Awards will also be presented to the 2018 Masters Ski Racing Champions, Alison Duder (Arrowtown) and Geoff Hunt (Queenstown).
The Snow Sports NZ Annual Awards Night will be held on Saturday 6 October at the Lake Wanaka Centre from 7 -10pm. The awards encompass a 12-month timeframe which includes the 2017/2018 Northern Hemisphere season and the 2018 Southern Hemisphere season.
Winners will be presented with their awards and Black Fern Portia Woodman will be the guest speaker. Portia will share with us her journey to becoming one of NZ's most successful athletes. She is an Olympic silver medallist, Commonwealth Games gold medallist and the top try scorer in World Series history. Portia’s career highlights so far also include being named 2015 World Rugby Women's Seven's player of the year and World Rugby Women's Player of the Year in 2017.
Tickets for the Snow Sports NZ Annual Awards tickets are $30 and can be purchased here