Category: Freeskiing

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16-year-old Wānaka freeskier Fin Melville Ives has finished in sixth place at the FIS Calgary Halfpipe World Cup, matching his career best performance.

Ruby Andrews (Queenstown, 17) has won the freeski slopestyle title at the FIS Park and Pipe Junior World Championships overnight in Switzerland.

Kiwi snow sports athletes have claimed two silver medals overnight, making this New Zealand’s most successful Park and Pipe Junior World Championships with two more events still to go.

Gustav Legnavsky (Wānaka, 16) has won the freeski halfpipe Junior World Championships held overnight in Leysin, Switzerland.

Nico Porteous (Wānaka, 20) has claimed the gold medal at the freeski halfpipe finals here in Beijing.

Two of the four Kiwi halfpipe men, Nico and Miguel Porteous, have qualified through to the men’s freeski halfpipe finals to be held on Saturday.

Ben Barclay (Auckland, 20) has completed his debut Olympic campaign with a 10th place finish in the freeski slopestyle finals.

Ben Barclay (Auckland, 20) has qualified through to tomorrow’s heavy freeski slopestyle finals in seventh place, lacing together two fantastic runs in the qualifications today.

Kiwi Freeskier Nico Porteous (20) has defended his title and won the Men’s Ski SuperPipe gold medal at the 2022 Aspen X Games.

A further eight snow sport athletes have been named to the New Zealand Team for the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games.

New Zealand Freeskier Ben Barclay (Auckland, age 19) has finished in second place at the FIS Freeski Slopestyle World Cup in France tonight.

Finn Bilous (Wānaka, age 22) rounds out a huge weekend in California, placing 12th at the Mammoth Mountain Freeski Slopestyle World Cup this morning.

Nico Porteous has once again proven why he is the one to beat by taking the win at the Mammoth Mountain freeski halfpipe World Cup with an incredible score of...

Kiwi freeskier Ben Harrington (Wānaka, age 20) has finished in 7th place at the Snow Rodeo Freeski Halfpipe World Cup in Calgary this afternoon.

Nico Porteous has claimed his first Freeski Halfpipe World Cup medal of the 2021/22 season with a second-place finish at Copper Mountain, Colorado.

The southern hemisphere competition season is off to a good start for the NZ Park & Pipe team with freeskiers Jackson Wells and Ben Barclay claiming two medals apiece at ANC Big Air competitions in Australia.

The first competition in the 2019 Snow Sports NZ Slopestyle Series took place at Snowplanet on 1 June.

Finn Bilous has finished in eighth place within a highly competitive field at the first slopestyle World Cup competition of 2019 in Font Romeu, France.

Adam Hall, Corey Peters, Nico Porteous and Zoi Sadowski-Synnott are amongst  27 finalists announced for the 56th ISPS Handa Halberg Awards. 

2018 will finish on a high note for New Zealand Winter Olympic bronze medallist Nico Porteous who today claimed the first World Cup medal of his career, a silver in the Freeski Halfpipe. 

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