Archive: 2018

Here you’ll find all the latest news from Snow Sports NZ. Search by category down the left hand side or by tagged athlete by clicking their name at the top of their articles.


There were mixed emotions for freeski halfpipe competitors Janina Kuzma and Britt Hawes after missing the top-12 cut off for their finals competition today, finishing 16th and 21st respectively.

Zoi Sadowski-Synnott showed her class in the women’s snowboard big air qualifiers in PyeongChang today, stepping up to land a new trick and book her spot in Friday’s finals. She is the first female New Zealand snowboarder to qualify for an Olympic final.

Finn Bilous’ day went from elation to devastation in the space of minutes as the 18-year-old freeskier dropped from 12th to 13th place in the qualifying rounds of the men’s slopestyle...

Adam Barwood and Willis Feasey got their first day’s racing under their belts today, competing in the Super-G at Joengseon Alpine Centre. 

16-year-old ski racer Alice Robinson achieved a solid 35th placing in the women’s Giant Slalom, a result in line with her current ranking on the world stage.

While Rakai Tait may have missed out on a top 12 in halfpipe qualifiers his amplitude was the greatest any Kiwi snowboarder has achieved in the pipe.

The New Zealand Olympic Team at PyeongChang 2018 regrets to announce that snowboard slopestyle and big air athlete Tiarn Collins has been withdrawn from competition.

New Zealand snowboarder Zoi Sadowski-Synnott has finished 13th in the slopestyle at the PyeongChang 2018 Games.

New Zealand snowboarder Carlos Garcia has finished fifth in the men’s Slopestyle at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

The New Zealand Team has made an encouraging start to its Olympic campaign with snowboarder Carlos Garcia Knight finishing in second place in the men’s Slopestyle heats in PyeongChang.

New Zealand Paralympian Carl Murphy has won a bronze medal in his first World Para Snowboard Cup for 2018. 

The PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games take place from 9-25 February.

The New Zealand Olympic Winter Games Team is set for the Village Flag Raising Ceremony in PyeongChang today, Tuesday 6 February. 

The final athletes have been announced today to the New Zealand team to the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games bringing the team size to 21, New Zealand’s largest ever.

Paralympics New Zealand in conjunction with Snow Sports NZ regrets to announce that Para athlete Aaron Ewen has withdrawn from the New Zealand Paralympic Winter Games Team.

New Zealand snowboarder Christy Prior has won the Snowboard Slopestyle World Cup at Snowmass Resort in the USA, with teammate Tiarn Collins also claiming bronze in the men's field.

Jackson and Beau-James Wells have been selected to represent New Zealand at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

Snow Sports NZ is delighted to have Para alpine skier Corey Peters named as a finalist in the Halberg Disabled Sportsperson of the Year category and freeskier Nico Porteous named as a finalist in the Emerging Talent category at the 55th Halberg Awards.

A win and a second place finish at FIS races in Gaal, Austria signal a strong start to the year for ski racer Alice Robinson. The podium finishes follow a strong World Cup debut performance by the first-year FIS athlete in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia last week.

The New Zealand Olympic Committee together with Snow Sports NZ regret to announce that freeski slopestyle athlete Jossi Wells has withdrawn from the New Zealand Olympic Winter Games team.

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