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 six World Cup events over the 11-day programme, and it’s all free to watch!
See Olympic and Paralympic medallists, 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, plus the IPC Alpine Adaptive Slalom World Cups at Coronet Peak.
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’s Maniototo 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 an off-snow festival bringing the action off the mountain in a series of downtown extravaganzas in both Queenstown and Lake Wanaka including the Adventure Film Festival presented by Auckland Airport, medal ceremonies, live music and entertainment.