The Winter Games New Zealand is an annual elite international winter sports event, attracting the world’s best athletes. This will be the seventh edition of the Games, taking place during August and September 2019 in Queenstown, Wanaka and Naseby.
The Winter Games NZ is the premier winter sports event in the Southern Hemisphere and amongst the best in the world, with 26 snow and ice sports events at 6 venues over 17 action-packed days.
The world’s best will compete in freestyle skiing and snowboarding World Cups at the internationally acclaimed venue of Cardrona Alpine Resort. The centrepiece of the Games is the FIS World Cup Snowboard Big Air and FIS World Cup Freestyle Ski Halfpipe, as well as Freeski and Snowboard Halfpipe and Slopestyle FIS Australia New Zealand Cups (ANC’s). The Winter Games NZ is proud to attract 6 out of the top 10 athletes in each of the World Cup disciplines and predict a talented field of internationals for the ANC competitions.
The North Face Frontier is the Freeride event within the Winter Games NZ calendar, held in Queenstown at The Remarkables and is a Freeride World Tour Qualifier with both 2* and 4* events providing top athletes the opportunity to gain valuable FWT points.
Coronet Peak will host an exciting Alpine ski racing programme with FIS Australia New Zealand Cups (ANC) in Giant Slalom, Slalom and Super G races along with Para Super G races. Cardrona Alpine Resort, the home of the New Zealand Ski and Snowboard Adaptive Team will host Para Alpine Slalom and Giant Slalom events.
A world-class international Mixed Doubles Curling tournament will be competed for at the Maniototo International Curling Rink in Naseby.
The FIS ANC cross country events will be held at the Snow Farm and the Queenstown Ice Arena will host the Queenstown Resort College Trans-Tasman challenge between the NZ Ice Blacks and the Australian Mighty Roos.
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