Winter Games NZ is thrilled to announce the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest snow sports event is back in 2022. The Games will include 16 events across alpine, freeride and freestyle (park and pipe) disciplines between the 27th August and 11th September.
Cardrona Alpine Resort, Coronet Peak and The Remarkables will host the best of New Zealand’s snow sports athletes, as well as welcoming back international competitors for the first time since 2019.
“We are excited to bring back the Winter Games NZ this year and look forward to providing a platform that allows kiwi athletes to benchmark themselves against their international competition across many disciplines and events. We are committed to a four-year plan, which will see Winter Games NZ growing year on year towards the Milano Cortina 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
“We love showcasing the Southern Lakes to the world and want to encourage as many people as possible to watch our events live on mountain. For those who can’t be there in person we will be producing amazing content for our digital and television audiences,” commented Marty Toomey, CEO, Winter Games NZ.
“With so many events to choose from across our world class venues, the 2022 Winter Games NZ will be quite the celebration.”
The events will kick off with Alpine Ski racing at Coronet Peak on Saturday the 27th August. There will be two FIS Super G Continental Cup races on day one and will be followed by two FIS Continental Cup Giant Slalom races on the 28th and 29th August.
Freeski and Snowboard Halfpipe and Slopestyle action follows at Cardrona Alpine Resort from the 1st to the 4th of September. These FIS Continental Cups will draw a big crowd with kiwi stars dropping in alongside their team mates and other international competitors.
The North Face Frontier is back between Saturday 3rd and Thursday 8th September, at The Remarkables. The event will be hosted within a 6-day weather window with the two best snow and weather days identified for the action. This kiwi freeride institution features 2* and 4* Freeride World Tour Qualifier events and will attract many names you now see on the Freeride World Tour. The 2* event will be held in Shadow Basin, while the 4* event will be hosted in the Alta Chutes with Lake Alta providing an epic viewing platform.
The 16-day snow sports spectacle will be rounded off with Big Air and Park Jam events at Cardrona Alpine Resort. The format for these events is being co-designed with athletes to give them their best chance to demonstrate their incredible talent.