Luke Harrold


Disciplines:   Halfpipe, Big Air and Slopestyle

Home Town:   Lake Hāwea

Career Highlights:  

2023 LAAX European Cup Premium Freeski Halfpipe Winner, 2023 Aspen Open Freeski Halfpipe Winner, Placing 2nd in Halfpipe and 3rd in Slopestyle at the 2022 NZ Freestyle Nationals Open Division. 



Biography

Luke was born in Christchurch but calls Lake Hāwea home. Luke learnt to ski at Cardrona Alpine Resort with the local Hāwea Flat Primary School skiing programme. 

Luke began training with HPC in Cardrona where he developed his love for skiing and the tricks involved. He started competing in 2016 at the Junior Freestyle Nationals and decided  In 2018 he was talent ID's by Snow Sports NZ and joined the National Development Team. 

In 2023 Luke had a phenomenal year, claiming first place at both the FIS North American Cup and the FIS European Cup Premium freeski halfpipe competitions. He also finished in second place at the World Rookie Tour Finals Freeski Slopestyle Event. 

In the coming years his major goals include qualifying for both the 2024 Gangwon Youth Olympic Winter Games and the 2026 Milano Cortina Olympic Winter Games. 

Luke dreams of one day winning an Olympic medal. Outside of competition he wants to continue improving his skill and also his leadership within the sport so that he can inspire others to love skiing just as much as he does.  

Check out more of Luke Harrold's results: FIS Results 

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