It’s out of this world and it’s coming to Otago! Winter Games NZ will feature the best of the world’s elite winter sports athletes in this launch pad to the 2014 Winter Olympics. Prepare to be amazed!
Winter Games NZ is one of the top five events on the international winter sports circuit featuring no less than seven World Cup events over the 11-day programme.
See Olympic and Paralympicmedallists, past, current and future, compete in FIS World Cup events in Snowboard Slopestyle, Snowboard Halfpipe, Freestyle Ski Halfpipe and Freestyle Ski Slopestyle at Cardrona Alpine Resort and Snow Park NZ, plus the Paralympic Snowboard Cross and Alpine Adaptive Slalom World Cups at Cardrona and Coronet Peak respectively.
Snow Farm will host the world’s top cross-country skiers while Coronet Peak will see the superstars of alpine skiing compete in Slalom and Giant Slalom. Naseby’sManiototo International Curling Rink will once again witness the tension and drama of curling as teams fight it out ahead of Sochi 2014.
As in all previous years, Winter Games NZ 2013 will feature adaptive athletes racing alongside their able bodied counterparts in cross-country and alpine skiing as they prepare for the 2014 Paralympics.
The Games also includes the off-snow Downtown Sessions festival featuring an Adventure Film Festival, live music and entertainment as well as bringing the action off the mountain in a series of downtown extravaganzas in both Queenstown and Lake Wanaka.