giant slalom

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...

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...
Formerly one of New Zealand’s top ski racers, Erika Harris talks to PHILIP CHANDLER about how she’s adapted to life after she retired, and why her hubby’s happy she didn't run in the Queenstown Marathon last weekend After a life...

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...
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...

Alice reaches summit

Queenstowner Alice Robinson has grabbed New Zealand's first junior world title in alpine ski racing. The 17-year-old won the giant slalom race, overnight Tuesday, at the world juniors at Val di Fassa, Italy, finishing second in her first run before...
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