Opening Ceremony & Night Dual Slalom

Where: Base building, Coronet Peak, Queenstown
When: Exact timings TBC
Cost: Free to watch (you’ll need a lift pass if you want to ski or board)

Join us for the official opening of Audi quattro Winter Games NZ 2017. It’s free to watch and includes another dramatic, spectator-friendly Coronet Peak Night Slalom contest staged under floodlights. Featuring top alpine skiers from around the world as well as local ‘weekend warriors’ this lightning-fast duel was won in 2015 by US stars Ted Ligety and Mikaela Shiffrin.

Exact programme details will follow closer to the event, but it’s likely to follow 2015’s spectacular gala opening:

Night Slalom open time trials – racing begins!

Night Slalom Quarter Finals

Opening Ceremony

  • Local school children ski down with flags and flares
  • Mihi whakatau from Ngāi Tahu
  • Welcome speeches
  • Flag-raising and the New Zealand national anthem.

Night Slalom Finals

Prize giving

Fireworks display to close proceedings

We’re working with Coronet Peak to create a party atmosphere with hospitality, live music and fireworks. Coronet Peak’s awesome night skiing will continue as normal.

Stay tuned for full details…