Pre-season racing got underway at Auckland’s Snowplanet last weekend with 77 skiers and snowboarders aged 8 to 18 years eager to test their slalom skills.
The 365 (Snowplanet and the Northern Snow Circus) programmes have been running since February, under the guidance of Head Coach Brad Alwyin, and have attracted growing numbers.
“The improvement in skill level from this year to last, is huge and it is a credit to the effort many have made over the summer months, whether they trained overseas or here,” commented Snow Sports NZ Alpine Committee member Adrian Farnsworth who was on hand to watch the racing.”
For results and further information on training and events at Snowplanet head to snowplanet.co.nz
Just starting out or looking to improve your skiing or riding this season? The Snow Sports NZ FUNdamentals programme is for kids aged 6-12 years. It's for skiers and snowboarders who want to ride park, pipe, freeride or race and takes your skill level from beginner to expert. You'll earn cool dog tags as you compete the skill levels. You can do the FUNdamentals programme through snow sports schools at most New Zealand resorts including Snowplanet. Click here for more info.