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NZ skiers are making their presence felt on the international stage with  Piera Hudson claiming bronze in Slalom at the Far East Cup in China, and Beau-James Wells, Nico Porteous and Miguel Porteous qualifying first, second and third at the Freeski Halfpipe World Cup  in the USA.

It has been a busy weekend of competition for New Zealand’s top skiers and snowboarders, with athletes competing at three World Cups in Austria, China and the USA.

Finn Bilous achieved a solid result at the first Slopestyle World Cup of the season, finishing in eighth place in Stubai, Austria.

The 2018/19 northern hemisphere season is off to a strong start for the Cardrona NZ Park and Pipe team with freeskier Finn Bilous  finishing eighth in the Big Air World...

The 2018 Snow Sports NZ Junior Freestyle Nationals wrapped up in spectacular style today at Cardrona Alpine Resort with the U14-U18 boys going all out in the Smith Ski and...

Jumps and rails were the focus on day four of the 2018 Snow Sports NZ Junior Freestyle Nationals at Cardrona Alpine Resort today with the Smith Ski and Snowboard Slopestyle competition.

Blue skies and calm conditions eased the way for a jam-packed schedule of events on day three of the Snow Sports NZ Junior Freestyle Nationals at Cardrona Alpine Resort today.

Day two at the 2018 Snow Sports NZ Junior Freestyle Nationals at Cardrona Alpine Resort saw ski competitors taking on the K2 freeride while snowboarders raced the gravity cross course...

Opening day at the 2018 Snow Sports NZ Junior Freestyle Nationals saw competitors  enjoying the Smith Skier Cross and Salomon Snowboard Freeride at Cardrona Alpine Resort.

New Zealand’s Finn Bilous earned his first World Cup medal, finishing in third place in front of an enthusiastic home crowd at the Winter Games NZ Big Air.

NZ's Finn Bilous was one of the standout performers in Big Air World Cup qualifying,  making the cut to finals with a second place finish in his heat. 

Jackson Wells stomped both runs and nailed down a finals spot at the FIS Freeski Big Air World Cup qualifiers today at Winter Games NZ

Five Kiwis landed on the podium at The North Face Frontier 4* Freeride World Qualifier at the Winter Games NZ.

Nico Porteous capped off an epic 2018 season today, claiming the FIS Junior Freeski Halfpipe World Championships 2018 title at his home mountain of Cardrona Alpine Resort.

The FIS Junior Freestyle Ski and Snowboard Halfpipe World Championships Qualifying competition came down to a game of strategy. 

The Big Bucks Park at Cardrona was the place to be today for high flying action in the FIS Junior Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships 2018 at the Audi quattro Winter Games NZ. 

Competition moved to the halfpipe at Cardrona Alpine Resort today for the final event in The Spy Optics FIS NZ Freestyle Open.  Heavy snowfall meant that the competition had to be modified to a straight two run final.

The Spy Optics FIS NZ Freestyle Open got underway at Cardrona Alpine Resort today with the snowboard and freeski slopestyle qualifiers. With snow starting to fall heavily and visibility deteriorating, only the women’s field was able to complete their two runs.

Congratulations to the following athletes who have been named to the SSNZ New Zealand Freeride Team. Look out for them training at Treble Cone, the team's official home resort.

Freeski Big Air will be one of seven new disciplines added to the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games programme. The 2018 Audi quattro Winter Games NZ will be the first event to host a FIS Freeski Big Air World Cup as an Olympic discipline.

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