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Queenstown skier Blake Marshall's rapid rise through the ranks continues with a place on the Freeride World Tour. The tour brings together the best skiers and snowboarders in the world to compete on some of the most challenging alpine faces...
A top ski racing coach says a 17-year-old Queenstowner's performance at the World Cup giant slalom final in Andorra last Sunday was "truly mind-boggling". Alice Robinson finished just three-10ths of a second behind arguably the world's greatest women's racer, American...

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...

Alice in skiing wonderland

The Kiwi national anthem sounded out after Queenstowner Alice Robinson achieved a breakthrough European Cup giant slalom win in Berchtesgaden, Germany, last Saturday. The 17-year-old was the first Kiwi European Cup winner since Claudia Riegler in slalom in 2001. The following...

Ruby rockets into Olympics

A young Queenstown skier is over the moon after a surprise podium finish earned her a spot at next year's Youth Olympic Winter Games. Fourteen-year-old Ruby And-rews recently claimed a bronze medal in halfpipe at the FIS Junior World Championships...

Ski cash splash

NZSki has announced a cool $35 million spending spree on its Queenstown skifields, including a new Coronet Peak chondola. The boost takes the company's total investment in Coronet and The Remarkables to nearly $100 million since 2014. As well as the...
Queenstown ski racer Adam Barwood has won the men's Giant Slalom title at the New Zealand Alpine National Championships. Amongst a large field of international ski racers at Queenstown's Coronet Peak yesterday, Barwood was just 0.05 seconds behind NZ teammate...
The Wakatipu Ski Club will celebrate its 80th birthday next year in style after getting back in the black and encouraging membership in the right direction. Daisy Hudson talks to club treasurer Kris Vermeir about its exciting future. It's amazing...
One Ski in the Grave Club co-founder Les Brough has surrendered his second ski. The 90-year-old Queenstowner, who died earlier this month, was renowned as one of local ski area Coronet Peak's legends. He skied Coronet from when it opened in...
Thirty years have gone in a flash for a popular Queenstown ski shop co-owner. Paul Vaitkus, known as 'Haggis', and also 'Ski Wikipedia', discusses his love of skiing and ski retail with non-skier Philip Chandler For Paul Vaitkus – universally known as 'Haggis' –...
A Queenstown father is urging skiers to wear helmets after his son crashed on The Remarkables skifield last week. Paul Green said the protective head gear, which was pierced by a sharp rock, possibly saved his son’s life. Austin Green, described...
While most southern skifields surged with visitors yesterday, the Remarkables was struck by its third major power cut in five weeks. Cardrona reported its busiest day yet and Treble Cone its busiest in 22 years. Coronet Peak had to close its...
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