Joshua Li

Josh stared training with the Snow Sports NZ National Development Team in 2021. He competes in all three of the freestyle snowboard disciplines – Big Air, Slopestyle and Halfpipe.

Disciplines:   Big Air, Slopestyle & Halfpipe

Home Town:   Auckland, NZ

Career Highlights:  

 Finished in 4th place at the 2022 World Rookie Tour Slopestyle Finals, Freestyle Series Winner NZ 2022 (3rd time winning the series), 2020 Slopestyle Champion Big Mountain West Series USA, landed his first double wildcat in 2020.


Josh learnt to snowboard when he was seven years old at Snow Planet in Auckland. Initially he taught himself and then he had lessons with the Snow Planet instructors.  

After a few lessons Josh saw a group lesson programme at Snow Planet called 365 Freestyle that he was keen to give ago. He joined the programme and started learning how to ride the jumps and rails.  

Josh went overseas snowboarding to Canada for the first time 2019 to train and compete. After that season away Josh started coming down to Wanaka for three to four weeks at a time with his coach. 

In 2021 Joshua started training with Nick Brown as part of the Snow Sports NZ National Development programme. Josh went to LAAX in Switzerland in 2022 with the National Development programme where he trained at the word class park & pipe facilities and competing in the World Rookie Tour where he finished 4th in Slopestyle.

In 2023 Josh achieved his goal of representing New Zealand at FIS Park & Pipe Junior World Championships. Future goals include competing at the Winter Youth Olympics and to be selected to the Winter Olympic team to represent New Zealand at the Milano Cortina 2026 Olympic Winter Games.

Joshua is inspired by Tiarn Collins and Mark McMorris and he dreams of riding for the Burton team one day 

Josh’s ultimate snowboarding dream is to win a gold medal at the Winter X Games and feature in a Burton Snowboards film.

Check out more of Joshua Li's results: FIS Results 

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