If you are intending on competing internationally during the Northern Hemisphere Winter there are a number of things you must know prior to departing.
All competitors must be current members of Snow Sports NZ (SSNZ) and registered with FIS (if applicable)
You can register for your FIS license by completing the FIS athlete's declaration and submitting via email along with a scanned copy of your New Zealand Passport photo page to your Sport Manager.
Alpine: Hannah Hazeldine firstname.lastname@example.org
Freeski & Snowboard: email@example.com
To compete internationally in FIS sanctioned events it is a requirement of SSNZ to ensure that all New Zealand athletes entered have insurance that specifically covers competitive skiing and/or snowboarding. SSNZ recommends that you seek a snow sports focused travel insurance policy with the additional cover for snow sports competitions. For further information see our insurance recommendations.
Athlete insurance must adhere to the following FIS rules:
All competitors participating in FIS events must carry accident insurance, in sufficient amounts to cover accident, transport and rescue costs including race risks as well as an appropriate third party liability insurance.
Event Entry & Expression of Interest
The SSNZ Office will manage entries during the northern winter. All competitors are required to submit an expression of interest (EOI) to the office, listing the events they would like to be considered for during the northern winter. SSNZ will then compile the entries and apply the respective discipline quota, criteria and allocation policy. All qualified and non-qualified athletes and respective coaches will be updated of their entry status prior to the entry deadline.
You can download the EOI form's below and read the criteria, quota and allocation policy documents below.