The 2023 Winter Games NZ features the 2023 FIS Park and Pipe Junior World Championships at Cardrona Alpine Resort.
The world’s best freeskiers and snowboarders aged 15-18 will be battling it out for the prestigious FIS Junior World Champion titles in slopestyle and big air, and the chance to secure a nation spot for the 2024 Youth Olympic Winter Games to be held in Korea in January 2024. Don’t be fooled by the fact they are juniors, eligible athletes include reigning Junior World Champions and World Champions and 2022 Beijing Winter Olympians - the talent runs deep and we can’t wait to see them in action.
2023 FIS Freeski Junior World Championships Results:
Keen to come and watch? Winter Games NZ is free to attend but you will require a lift ticket to ride the lifts at the resort. Check out our spectator map below!
Please click here for the athlete invitation.
To learn a bit more about the various disciplines have a read below!
Slopestyle & Big Air
Slopestyle is a discipline that consists of rail features and jump features which athletes must link together from top to bottom. Big Air is a discipline that consists of one large jump that athletes perform impressive and technical tricks on.
Slopestyle and Big Air are judged events, meaning each run the athlete takes is scored by a panel of judges. The run is evaluated based on progression, amplitude, variety, execution and difficulty. The score is out of 100 points.