Winter Games NZ

The Obsidian

By TRACEY ROXBURGH ‘‘You get served lemons, you might as well make lemonade’’. They’re the words of Winter Games NZ boss Marty Toomey who’s exclusively revealed to Mountain Scene details of ‘The Obsidian’, the replacement event for the 2020 games, which...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH There are plans to go ahead with this year's Queenstown- and Wanaka-based Winter Games NZ - but, if given the green light, it'll be a new-look event. WGNZ boss Marty Toomey says plans are afoot to "pivot" the...
By MATTHEW MCKEW and HUGH COLLINS Uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic's forced the Real Journeys Queenstown Winter Festival 2020 to be cancelled. The festival, in its 46th year, was to have been held between June 18 and 21, but it's the...

Games boost

Winter Games NZ is almost certain to go annual from 2018. Organisers have secured $1 million-a-year in government funding for the next four years. And they've already landed the FIS Freeski and Snowboard Junior World Championships as the 2018 centrepiece. The Games,...
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...
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