Winter Events in Full Swing

Date: 29th August 2013

HighFive poster 2013

Have you had your snow sports fix yet?  The Winter Games is now over but with so many more events still to come, there is plenty happening on the winter events calendar to keep the snow enthusiasts happy:

Snow Farm FUN Winter Triathlon – Saturday 31st August –  involves running, mountain biking, and cross-country skiing – all performed on snow!  It’s the perfect way to learn new sports, improve your base fitness, expand on your skills or just enjoy a fun day out on the snow.

Snow Farm Family Fun Day – Sunday 1st of September – for just $25 you get gear rental, a lesson and pass for the day!

Mission WOW – Are you a snow-loving woman that wants to go ski touring, know a bit more about backcountry or improve your ski technique?  Mission WOW presents the Wanaka Backcountry Progression Camp from the 20th – 22nd Sept.  It includes a heli flight into Robrosa Hut on the Pisa Range, touring in the basin for 2 days, staying in huts and then touring out to the Snow Farm.

The North Face Freeski Open –29th of August – 3rd of September – Halfpipe and Slopestyle action at Cardrona Alpine Resort and Big Mountain at either The Remarkables or Treble Cone (depending on weather and snow conditions).

Burton High Fives – from 7th – 13th of September at Cardrona Alpine Resort the world’s top snowboarders take part in both high level world class halfpipe and slopestyle events and not-so-serious antics such as rally driving, skeet shooting, jet boat racing and ATV driving.

Cardrona also hosts of number of smaller but no less significant events:

6th – 7th September – Dynastar Ski Masters

14th – 15th September – South Island Secondary Schools Champs

24th September – Upper Clutha Primary Schools Race

26th – 28th September – NZ Alpine Skiing Youth Series

30th September – 4th October – Snow Sports NZ Junior Ski & Snowboard Nationals

Treble Cone sees its share of the action with these great events: –

31st August – Treble Cone Ski Masters

2nd – 4th September – FIS Giant Slalom and Slalom (Snow Sports NZ)

7th September – PUMP Mini Mountain (Ski and Snowboard)

14th September – Triple Comp (Ski and Snowboard)

21st September – Wanaka Workers Race (Ski and Snowboard)

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