snow sports

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...
When victory and defeat are separated by fractions of second, a fast and fair course is mandatory. NZSki snow sports boss Toby Arnott explains to Paul Taylor what it takes to make one Elite international ski racing returns to Coronet Peak later this...

New ski coach aims high

Queenstown Alpine Ski Team's new head coach wants the ski club to become no less than the best in the southern hemisphere. Austrian Mario Hanausek rates the skills of QAST's younger alpine skiers and says some of the older ones...
Ask 11-year-old freeskier Harper Souness what he wants to learn this season and you'll get the somewhat surprising response "cork 7s". For the uninitiated, a cork-720 is an off-axis spin with two full rotations. The youngster hopes to compete in...
Seventeen-year-old Queenstown snowboarder Finn Duffy has won a Freeride Junior Tour competition at the Austrian resort of Montafon. It's his second podium result of the 2017 European season after he finished third at the Eldorado Freeride Junior Vallnord three-star event in...

Boarder ace rides for Olys

Queenstown's teenage snowboard sensation Tiarn Collins is knocking on the door of next year's Winter Olympics. The 17-year-old's made a stunning start to the northern hemisphere winter, competing in the Slopestyle World Cup and big air competitions. He's placed an impressive...
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