Athlete Zone

This section is for athletes competing at the Winter Games NZ 2018 along with their team managers and support crew.

Information will be continually updated on the individual sport pages, however, to get the most up to date information, invitations, competition schedules and technical info as it is released please join our sports mailing list below. You can choose which sports you want to receive emails from.

To see results from the Winter Games NZ 2018 click here.

If you have any specific questions please email the Sports Manager, Tim Coltman.

For Athlete Images please download from our image library.

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Did you attend the 2018 Winter Games NZ? Click on the link below to register to receive our post-event feedback survey and be in to win a North Face BASE CAMP DUFFEL in Medium.



This year athletes can save time by pre-registering for their accreditation online and every athlete who pre-registers online goes into the draw to win a ‘Lord of the Rungs’ Wildwire Wanaka waterfall climbing experience valued at $599.

For online athlete accreditation pre-registration, click here.

All athletes, coaches and officials can collect their accreditation cards early from the Winter Games NZ office at 78 Anderson Road, Wanaka from 21 – 22 August between 10am – 4pm. Accreditation cards will also be available at the first Team Captain’s Meeting for each respective event. This card allows athletes, coaches and officials to unlock a range of benefits and discounts with local restaurants, cafés, bars and shops.


  • Who can enter?

The Games events are elite winter sports events sanctioned by the international governing bodies for each individual sport. The level of the each individual event dictates who may enter. In most cases athletes are required to be registered and have a license from both their national and international governing bodies in order to compete (i.e. FIS license, FWQ license, etc). Check out the entry info for each sport by clicking the tabs above.

  • How do I enter and when?

The sanctioning for each event also dictates the process of entry and the timing for the opening of entries. Check out more detail on the sports tabs. Most of the snow events will open entries in May/June.

  • Are there entry fees?

Yes, most sports have entry fees. Information on these will be published in the event Invitations which are available to download from the individual sports pages.

  • Which athletes are competing?

We will post information about attending athletes on the sports pages as they enter. Some of this information will not be available until just before the first day of competition as the entry deadlines for each sport are controlled by the sanctioning body for that sport (i.e. FIS, IPC etc).

  • Can I come and watch?

Yes! All the sports events in the Winter Games NZ are free to watch, with the exception of Ice Hockey which is ticketed. Click on the navigation tabs to the right to see which events are on where.


All athletes and coaches must be familiar with the Competition Manual and Code of Conduct and adhere to these at all times. Please click on the document names to download them.

Competitors Manual

Code of Conduct


Wish to be added to the Winter Games NZ sports mailing list? SUBSCRIBE HERE