About Winter Games NZ

The Winter Games New Zealand is an elite international Winter sports event. This will be the seventh edition of the Games, taking place during August and September 2019 in Queenstown, Wanaka and Naseby.

Winter Olympic and X Games stars are heading to New Zealand’s Southern Alps once again for the first major championships of the season.

The world’s best will compete in freestyle skiing and snowboarding World Cups at the world-class venue of Cardrona Alpine Resort. We will host a FIS World Cup Snowboard Big Air and FIS World Cup Freestyle Ski Halfpipe, as well as Freeski and Snowboard Halfpipe and Slopestyle ANC’s. The Winter Games NZ is proud to attract 6 out of the top 10 athletes in each World Cup disciplines and predict a talented field of internationals for the ANC competitions.

The North Face Frontier is the freeride event within the Winter Games NZ calendar and is a Freeride World Tour Qualifier with both 2* and 4* events providing top athletes the opportunity to gain valuable FWT points.

Coronet Peak will host the FIS Australia New Zealand Cup (ANC) giant slalom and slalom and Super G races alongside a Para Super G.

A world-class international Mixed Doubles Curling tournament will be competed for at the Maniototo International Curling Rink in Naseby.

The FIS ANC cross country events will be held at the Snow Farm and the Queenstown Ice Arena will host a three series international competition between the NZ Ice Blacks and the Australian Mighty Roos.

The cross-country skiing, alpine ski racing, ice hockey and curling events attract quality fields and are expected to grow now the Winter Games NZ is an annual event

and it’s all free to watch!

Make the most of your Kiwi winter and join us at the seventh Winter Games NZ.

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In the meantime you can watch highlights from the 2018 Games on our YouTube channel.

Download the official 2017 Games Report here:

2015 Games Report