Watch the Winter Games NZ 2013 live
Wed 14 August 13
Watch the live webcast of the NZ Winter Games. With the Olympics coming up, all the major names will be competing hoping to qualify for the games in Sochi
On Sunday 18th and Monday 19th of August six GB snowboarders will compete in the FIS World Cup Snowboard Slopestyle competition, also part of the NZ Winter Games. Triple X Games gold medalist Jenny Jones (33, Bristol) will be hoping to capitalise on her experience as well as inspiring exciting new talent Aimee Fuller (22, Belfast) and 15 year old Katie Ormerod from Brighouse, West Yorkshire. For the men, Sochi medal hopeful Billy Morgan (24, Southampton) will lead the charge alongside Nate Kern (27, Breckenridge, USA) and Sam Turnbull (22, Darlington).
In the FIS Snowboard Halfpipe, qualification takes place on Thursday 22nd August with the finals running on Saturday 24th August. Olympian Ben Kilner (24, Banchory) and the accomplished Dom Harington (29, London) will try and mix it up with the world’s best in the pipe as both eye spots at next year’s Olympic Games.
(you don't need to click anything, the player will start automatically when the countdown ends!)
For more details visit www.wintergamesnz.com
[Edited from SIGB release]
Mon 19 August 13, The Remarkables, New Zealand
Some of the world’s top freestyle skiers and riders pulled out their best ‘tricks’ in front of thousands of spectators at the Parklife Invitational rail jam in downtown Queenstown on Saturday night!
Mon 19 August 13, Cardrona, New Zealand
Jenny Jones has an amazing result earning a silver medal in the winter games NZ slopstyle!
Thu 22 August 13, Mount Buller, Australia
The 2013 Subaru Victorian Interschools SnowSports Championships are being held at Mt Buller this week, with thousands of participants and parents flocking to the largest snowsports event in the Southern Hemisphere.
Thu 22 August 13, Perisher, Australia
If announcing that Perisher’s 2014 Freedom Pass will go on sale today at the same price as the 2012 Freedom Pass isn’t enough to get skiers and snowboarders excited about the 2014 winter season, Perisher also announced today that it plans to build a NEW Quad Chairlift in Guthega for the 2014 snow season, aptly named the Freedom Chairlift.
Thu 22 August 13, Bansko, Bulgaria
2013 saw the arrival of a new major player on the snow festival scene in the shape of Horizon; A hedonistic, yet surprisingly affordable 6-day party that achieved rave reviews across the board.
15-25 August 13
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!