Snow Sports NZ's community of dedicated officials, many of whom are volunteers, are our greatest asset. As an Official helping to organize and run events, you play a critical role in supporting young athletes to achieve their goals and dreams. Volunteers staff the race office, help in the start and finish areas, work as gate keepers and assist with timing, slipping and course setup.  They are responsible for the safe conduct of the event and the accurate timing, judging and scoring. They also play a key role in ensuring that the spirit of the sport and competition is maintained. In the end, officials are responsible for providing the best possible experience for our athletes.

Snow Sports NZ sanctions over 100 competitions annually and provides education programmes and mentoring to ensure that competitions are run efficiently and fairly by the rules. 

Volunteer opportunities are available throughout the country. Please contact your local club if you would like to help with a Snow Sports NZ race or competition. 

About Our Courses

Intro to Race Timing Course Outline (v.2021)
National Timers Development Course Outline (v.2021)
Race Official Level 1 Course Outline (v.2021)
Technical Delegates FIS Memorandum for the TD

2021 Courses Dates

Course Name
Start Date
End Date
National Timers Development Day Queenstown 29/05/22  
Intro to Race Timing Coronet Peak 04/06/22 05/06/22
FIS TD Update Online 12/06/22  
NZ TD Update Online 19/06/22  
Intro to Race Timing Cardrona 07/07/22 08/07/22
Intro to Race Timing Whakapapa tbc tbc
Race Official Level 1 Mt Hutt 16/07/22  
Race Official Level 1 Coronet Peak 22/07/22  
Race Official Level 1 Wanaka tbc  
Race Official Level 1 Whakapapa tbc