Snow Sports NZ Annual Awards Nominees Announced

We are pleased and excited to announce the nominees for the 2020 Snow Sports NZ Annual Awards, presented by Augusta.

Instructor of the Year sponsored by NZSIA
Rowan Pemberton
Scott Palmer
Sam Lynch

Coach of the Year sponsored by Central Heating Solutions
Sean Thompson (Queenstown) – Snowboarding
Chris Knight (Christchurch) – Alpine Ski Racing
Ben Adams (Wanaka) – Adaptative Snow Sports

Breakthrough Season sponsored by Salomon
Claire McGregor (Mount Maunganui) – Freeride
Margaux Hackett (Queenstown) – Freeski
Aaron Ewen (Tuakau) – Para Alpine Ski Racing

Alpine Ski Racer of the Year sponsored by Coronet Peak
Alice Robinson (Queenstown)
Piera Hudson (Wanaka/Havelock North)
Willis Feasey (Queenstown)

Adaptive Snow Sports Athlete of the Year sponsored by Wanaka Wood Floors
Adam Hall (Wanaka)
Corey Peters (New Plymouth)
Aaron Ewen (Tuakau)

Snowboarder of the Year sponsored by Dick Schulze
Zoi Sadowski Synnott (Wanaka)
Tiarn Collins (Queenstown)
Rakai Tait (Wanaka)

Freeride Athlete of the Year sponsored by Mons Royale
Jess Hotter (Ohakune)
Craig Murray (Wanaka)
Hank Bilous (Wanaka)

Freeskier of the Year sponsored by The Remarkables
Finn Bilous (Wanaka)
Nico Porteous (Wanaka)
Margaux Hackett (Wanaka)

Cross Country Skier of the Year sponsored by Cruickshank Pryde
Winners to be announced on the night.

Master of the Year Men & Master of the Year Women sponsored by Selectrix in partnership with Panasonic
Winners to be announced on the night.

Overall Athlete of the Year sponsored by Snow Sports NZ
Finalists for the Overall Athlete of the Year Award will be the respective winners of each sports category and the Overall Athlete of the Year will be announced on the night.

The Snow Sports NZ Annual Awards Night will be held on Saturday 10 October at the Lake Wanaka Centre from 7pm – 10.30pm. The awards encompass a 12 month timeframe which includes the 2019/2020 Northern Hemisphere season and the 2020 Southern Hemisphere season.

The winners will be presented their awards and instead of a guest speaker this year, two panels of three snow sport discipline expert speakers will answer questions about their sport from MC Ed Leigh, supported by DUNLOP. The production sponsor for the night is Snowvision.

A raffle will be running throughout the evening with fantastic prizes from GoPro, Vodaphone, Skullcandy, AJ Hackett, SheBikesHeBikes and Selectrix in partnership with Panasonic.

We look forward to celebrating the outstanding achievements of our snow sports athletes next month.

Snow Sports NZ Annual Awards Nominees Announced

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