Located a mere 25 minute drive from downtown Queenstown, Coronet Peak will be where the party starts with the official opening ceremony of the Winter Games NZ 2019. A dramatic Night Parallel Slalom staged under floodlights, featuring top skiers from New Zealand and around the world, the music will be pumping for the exciting racing and Night Ski party atmosphere. Winter Games NZ will be holding an extensive Alpine Ski race programme at Coronet Peak, with two FIS Australia New Zealand Cups in Super G, Giant Slalom and Slalom, alongside two World
A world-class international Mixed Doubles Curling tournament will be competed for at the Maniototo International Curling Rink in Naseby. 12 Elite teams will compete in a five-day tournament with the top four teams from pool play progressing onto the Semi-Finals on Friday 30, with the exciting Finals held on Saturday 31 August.
The FIS Australia New Zealand Cup Cross-Country events will be held at the iconic Snow Farm NZ with a Classic Sprint, Interval Start and a Mass Start across three days. The picturesque Snow Farm is a beautiful backdrop for this endurance sport and the best part is you can rent gear and give it a go yourself, creating an epic day out in this winter wonderland.
The Winter Games NZ Freeski program includes the FIS World Cup Halfpipe and the FIS Australia New Zealand Cup Halfpipe and Slopestyle events. The FIS World Cup will be an incredible display of some of the best Halfpipe freeskiers in the world. The Australia New Zealand Cup (ANC) is where the next generation of freeskiers compete for an exclusive World Cup invitation for the coming Northern Hemisphere Season. All the exciting heart-stopping freeskiing action will be taking place at Cardrona Alpine Resort.
We all love a bit of New Zealand versus Australia rivalry and the Ice Hockey ramps that right up a notch. The Queenstown Ice Arena will host the Trans-Tasman Challenge presented by the Queenstown Resort College. This three-Test event between the NZ Ice Blacks and the Australian Mighty Roos will get you up on your feet and cheering. Always a fantastic night out in the heart of Queenstown.
The Winter Games NZ Snowboard programme is the ultimate trifecta of adrenaline. Cardrona will be hosting the FIS Snowboard World Cup Big Air and the FIS Australia New Zealand Cups in Snowboard Halfpipe and Snowboard Slopestyle. The FIS World Cup will be an incredible display of some of the best Big Air snowboarders in the world. The Australia New Zealand Cup (ANC) is where the next generation of snowboarders compete for an exclusive World Cup invitation for the coming Northern Hemisphere season.
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