Alice Robinson

By GUY WILLIAMS Queenstown ski racer Alice Robinson has emerged from a tough European season as a  more mature athlete and person, New Zealand men’s coach Nils Coberger says. Arrowtown-based Coberger, who joined Robinson’s team for the final two weeks of...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH As far as international competition debuts go, Queenstown’s Cool Wakushima’s is hard to beat. The 18-year-old snowboarder, who left Wakatipu High School last year, is in her first competition season overseas, and over the weekend picked up a...

‘Bitter pill’ for Robinson

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Queenstown ski racer Alice Robinson’s gutted after two ‘did not finish’ esults at the FIS World Cup giant slalom in Courchevel, France. Robinson’s coach, Cantabrian Chris Knight, got a course set for the race — the first time...

NZ gets course set for Alice

By TRACEY ROXBURGH New Zealand’s been chosen to set the course for a FIS World Cup giant slalom alpine ski race for the first time, thanks to Queenstowner Alice Robinson’s results over the past year. Robinson’s Cantabrian coach Chris Knight will...

Switching tack

By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown ski racing star Alice Robinson changes course this weekend by competing in two World Cup super-G races in St Moritz, Switzerland. Alice, who turned 19 this week, principally races giant slalom (GS), and remarkably entered this northern...

Alice after Austrian encore

By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown skiing star Alice Robinson starts her World Cup campaign this Saturday night at the scene of her greatest triumph. She’s at Solden, Austria, where a year ago, at just 17, she shocked the skiing world by claiming...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Covid-19 border restrictions mean Queenstown's highly-regarded ski programme's taken on a new look this season. Usually, several Queenstown Alpine Ski Team (QAST) coaches, including its top coach, are foreigners, but this year Kiwis will fill the four full-time...
Queenstown ski racer Alice Robinson's sensational second World Cup win last weekend was a "breakthrough", a top coach says. Alice, 18, won the women's giant slalom in Slovenia, at Kranjska Gora, after a blistering second run that a commentator labelled...
In the wake of Queenstown ski racer Alice Robinson's stunning season-opening World Cup win last weekend, a leading coach has revealed the secret behind her "mind-boggling" success. In Solden, Austria, the 17-year-old claimed the women's giant slalom (GS) title by...

Alice, Ruby shine

It was a mixed bag for Queenstown skiers at this year's Winter Games. Star performer Alice Robinson had another stellar comp, earning three podium placings. She took out both Super G races, and finished second in the Giant Slalom. Up and comer...

Alice at the double

Queenstown's Alice Robinson has been crowned national slalom champion at Coronet Peak today. The teenage ski racer was the quickest female NZ athlete on the final day of the New Zealand Alpine National Championships. Defending champ Piera Hudson look set to...
Europeans and North Americans dominate the world of ski racing, but Alice Robinson is gate-crashing their party. Philip Chandler finds out why, at just 17, this Aussie-born Queenstowner has the world at her ski-booted feet.   Ski racer Alice Robinson's mind-blowing...
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