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As the snow sports season gets underway in NZ, our elite skiers & snowboarders will be working hard to ensure they continue the medal-winning success of the 2018 Winter Olympics.

WATCH: SSNZ Slopestyle Series Kickoff, Snowplanet, 2 June 2018.

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.

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

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Olympic Committee together with Snow Sports NZ regret to announce that freeski slopestyle athlete Jossi Wells has withdrawn from the New Zealand Olympic Winter Games team.

Miguel Porteous has demonstrated that he is in a good place on his build to the PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games in February with a solid performance in the men's Freeski Superpipe Dew Tour finals and a sixth place finish.

The 2017 Winter Dew Tour  got underway in Colorado, USA today with NZ freeskier Miguel Porteous earning himself a spot in the men's freeski superpipe finals. 

There was more bad luck lined up for the 2017 Audi FIS Ski Cross Alps Tour on Tuesday night in Arosa (SUI), as the second competition in a row was forced to be cancelled due to the inclement weather that has been hovering over the Alps for the past week.

Beau-James Wells has made a promising return to competition following a seven-month-long injury break and has finished sixth at the FIS Ski halfpipe World Cup  in Copper Mountain, USA.

New Zealand freeski halfpipe specialists Beau-James Wells and Nico Porteous  have successfully qualified for finals within a hard-hitting World Cup field in the USA.

The FIS Freeski slopestyle World Cup was back to business this weekend at the infamous Stubai Zoo snowpark in Tirol. Jackson Wells qualified fourth in his heat to make the cut to the 16-man final.

Freeski brothers Jossi and Byron Wells have been named to the New Zealand 2018 Olympic Winter Games Team.

With FIS points, World Rookie Tour and national titles all up for the grabs, there was plenty to play for in the Smith Ski and Snowboard Slopestyle on day three of the Snow Sports NZ Junior Ski and Snowboard National Championships at Cardrona Alpine Resort today.

Kiwis shine on their home mountain at The North Face Frontier 4* competition, led by an all New Zealand podium in the Men’s Ski Category, and a final tally of...

A handful of Kiwis took advantage of home conditions to earn their way through to The North Face Frontier 4* to be held later this week after strong podium finishes...

The Audi quattro Winter Games NZ men's freeski halfpipe finals had a strong Kiwi presence with Beau-James Wells, Miguel Porteous and Nico Porteous all making it through to the top 10.

The first of the Audi quattro Winter Games NZ World Cups got underway at Cardrona Alpine Resort near Wanaka today with qualifying rounds of the freeski slopestyle. NZ's Finn Bilous and Jackson Wells just missed out on the cut for finals, finishing 5th and 6th respectively in their heat.

The finals of the Australia New Zealand (ANC) Cup Slopestyle were held at Cardrona Alpine Resort near Wanaka today. Matthew Cox of Australia and Reira Iwabuchi of Japan were the winners of the men’s and women’s snowboard. Mee Hyun Lee of Korea won the women’s ski and Birk Ruud of Norway the men’s ski.

Day two of the Australia New Zealand (ANC) Cups got underway at Cardrona Alpine Resort near Wanaka today with freeskiers and snowboarders competing in the qualifying rounds of the International Ski Federation (FIS) sanctioned Slopestyle event.

Lake Wanaka, New Zealand (15 August 2017) – Blue skies and a freshly cut superpipe provided a perfect day for skiers and snowboarders competing in the Australia New Zealand Cup...

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