Snow Sports NZ Annual Award Nominees

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)

Tiarn Collins

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 

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Snow Sports NZ Annual Award Nominees

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