If you are intending on competing internationally 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 through the Snow Sports NZ membership portal. You will need to submit a completed FIS athlete's declaration and a scanned copy of your New Zealand Passport photo page.
If you have any questions about competing overseas please contact your sport manager.
Alpine: Hannah Hazeldine [email protected]
Freeski & Snowboard: [email protected]
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
All competitors are required to submit an expression of interest (EOI) to the SSNZ office, listing the events they would like to be considered for during the northern winter.
SSNZ will compile the intended entries and apply the respective discipline quota, criteria and allocation policy.
If your intended races are not over-subscribed with NZ athletes, your coach may be issued with a letter of authorisation to act as your team captain.
You can download the EOI form's below and read the criteria, quota and allocation policy documents below.