We asked the volunteers ‘What did you enjoy most about your experience with Winter Games NZ?’


Working with people from many countries and cultures.

Watching the professional skiers and feeling productive.

To see and speak with competitors, and work every day.

Beautiful people, weather, and blueberry muffins in Cardrona.

Being part of the action and meeting people in a fun environment.

Working with the race crew and getting a taste of what it’d be like to have their job.

Watching a world-class event unfold as I participate in making it happen.

Working hard together to make the event a success.

Meeting and hanging out with great, like-minded people.

The volunteer gift – a Mons Royale merino neck warmer 🙂 

The team atmosphere, just lot of fun all the time, (even if the job was hard at some point.)

Be on the mountain for 13 days, enjoy the ski and watch the competition.

Feeling the level of appreciation and seeing it all finally come together to produce a very successful Games.

Closing Ceremony & up close to GS, the speed they go is amazing!

Meeting other snow sports enthusiasts from all over the world.

The team spirit and thank you received.

To be close to the jumps and the free lift pass for the rest of the day.

Seeing the international teams & helping them with their queries.

Seeing all the athletes prepare at start gate.

The quality of the event and the proximity to the action.

Meeting new local people who also volunteered.

Getting to watch the events up close and personal and meeting the other volunteers and WG crew.

The lack of ego’s with all the volunteer staff.

Helping produce a well-run event.

Some of the jokes from the adaptive skiers.

Being right next to awesome competitors.

To get to see so many amazing athletes from all around the world.

Other volunteers, team working and general friendliness, watching games, riding!

Meeting new people.

Being out on the snow all day and watching the races.

Learning about the slalom race and organisation around it.

Meeting wonderful people.

Being up on the mountain working with such a great team.

Being a part of something.

Just the whole buzz – hearing about the good and the bad jumps.

The athletes, but mostly the energy of the crew and the rest of the volunteers.

Awesome people, good event, free ski!

Watching world-class athletes.

Contributing to the success of an outstanding international event.