Snow Sports NZ's High Performance Programme works with the best freeskiers in New Zealand. Our programme provides a progressive and structured approach to achieving performance goals and these goals align directly with winning at pinnacle world events.
The programme is delivered with the support of High Performance Sport NZ (HPSNZ). Freeskiing is one of HPSNZ’s Targeted Sports and we work closely together to identify athletes tracking towards podium finishes at pinnacle events to award them carded status.
With carding status our athletes can access performance support like strength and conditioning, nutrition, athlete life advice, performance and technique analysis, physiology, psychology, injury and illness prevention and rehabilitation, and performance planning. Athletes also access financial support through HPSNZ Performance Enhancement Grants (PEGs) by meeting key criteria.
We strongly believe smart planning, solid support and a team approach will take each of our freeski athletes to the next level of their development. The High Performance team currently has their sights firmly set on the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang in 2018.