Winter Games NZ is Back
4th July 2022
Last modified on July 7th, 2022
After two years of disruption due to the pandemic the southern hemisphere’s biggest snowsports event takes place August 27th to September 18th.
There will be 16 events across alpine, freeride and freestyle.
It all takes pace at Cardrona Alpine Resort, Coronet Peak and The Remarkables on the South Island.
The season in New Zealand has already started with some of the best opening snow conditions in recent years.
For the first time since 2019 international riders will be able to attend as border restrictions have eased.
Competition has taken place during the pandemic but under strict restrictions.
“We are excited to bring back the Winter Games NZ this year and look forward to providing a platform that allows kiwi athletes to benchmark themselves against their international competition across many disciplines and events,” said the CEO of Winter Games NZ, Marty Toomey.
The event is committed to a four-year plan.
It will see Winter Games NZ growing year on year towards the Milano Cortina 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
“We love showcasing the Southern Lakes to the world and want to encourage as many people as possible to watch our events live on mountain. For those who can’t be there in person we will be producing amazing content for our digital and television audiences.
“With so many events to choose from across our world class venues, the 2022 Winter Games NZ will be quite the celebration.”
The events start with Alpine Ski racing at Coronet Peak on Saturday the 27th August.
There will be two FIS Super G Continental Cup races on day one and will be followed by two FIS Continental Cup Giant Slalom races on the 28thand 29th August.
Freeski and Snowboard Halfpipe and Slopestyle action follows at Cardrona Alpine Resort from the 1st to the 4th of September.
These FIS Continental Cups will draw a big crowd with kiwi stars dropping in alongside their team mates and other international competitors.
The North Face Frontier is back between Saturday 3rd and Thursday 8thSeptember, at The Remarkables.
The event will be hosted within a 6-day weather window with the two best snow and weather days identified for the action.
This kiwi freeride institution features 2* and 4* Freeride World Tour Qualifier events and will attract many names you now see on the Freeride World Tour.
16-days of snow sports competition will end with Big Air and Park Jam events at Cardrona Alpine Resort.
For more information see www.WinterGamesNZ.kiwi.