2023/24 Snow Sports NZ Freeski and Snowboard Park and Pipe Team Named

Snow Sports New Zealand is thrilled to announce that 18 athletes have been named to the 2023/24 Snow Sports NZ Freeski and Snowboard Park and Pipe Team. These athletes were selected based on the Snow Sports NZ High Performance Pathway Selection Criteria. 
 
The team is made up of a talented group of athletes, combining elite athletes at the top of their game with up-and-coming future champions. 
 
Zoi Sadowski-Synnott, three-time Winter Olympic medallist and reigning Winter Olympic and X Games gold medallist, leads the charge in the snowboard team, coming into this season off the back of a dominant 2022/23 season where she finished on the podium at every event she dropped into. Current Snowboard Slopestyle Junior World Champion Lucia Georgalli is also named to the team. 
 
The freeski team includes Beijing 2022 Olympic halfpipe gold medallist Nico Porteous, Snow Sports NZ Freeski Athlete of the Year Luca Harrington and 2023 Snow Sports NZ Breakthrough Athlete of the Year Ruby Star Andrews.  
 
Snow Sports NZ General Manager High Performance Luke Hetzel congratulates all the athletes named to the Snow Sports NZ Team and looks forward to watching them take on the world this upcoming season.   

Snow Sports NZ Snowboard Park and Pipe Team 

Elite Team

  • Zoi Sadowski-Synnott (Snowboard Slopestyle & Big Air)
  • Lyon Farrell (Snowboard Slopestyle & Big Air)
  • Tiarn Collins (Snowboard Slopestyle & Big Air)

 
Development Team

  • Ava Beer (Snowboard Halfpipe, Slopestyle & Big Air)
  • Campbell Melville Ives (Snowboard Halfpipe)
  • Cool Wakushima (Snowboard Slopestyle & Big Air)
  • Dane Menzies (Snowboard Slopestyle & Big Air)
  • Joshua Li (Snowboard Halfpipe, Slopestyle & Big Air)
  • Lucia Georgalli (Snowboard Slopestyle & Big Air)

 
Snow Sports NZ Freeski Park and Pipe Team 
 
Elite Team

  • Nico Porteous (Freeski Halfpipe)
  • Ben Barclay (Freeski Slopestyle & Big Air)
  • Luca Harrington (Freeski Slopestyle & Big Air)

 
Development Team

  • Cooper Breen (Freeski Halfpipe, Slopestyle & Big Air)
  • Finley Melville Ives (Freeski Halfpipe)
  • Gustav Legnavsky (Freeski Halfpipe)
  • Luke Harrold (Freeski Halfpipe)
  • Mischa Thomas (Freeski Halfpipe, Slopestyle & Big Air)
  • Ruby Star Andrews (Freeski Slopestyle & Big Air)
2023/24 Snow Sports NZ Freeski and Snowboard Park and Pipe Team Named

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