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World Cup events for Winter Games NZ

Updated: Jun 7

Winter Games NZ confirms FIS World Cup events
Gustav Legnavsky competing in Freeski Halfipe at the 2022 Winter Games NZ. PHOTO: WOMTER GAMES NZ

The 2024 Winter Games New Zealand has confirmed its programme with the return of the first FIS World Cup events held in the country since 2019.

Ten world class events are set to be held across alpine, freeride and park and pipe disciplines between the 23rd of August and the 9th of September in Queenstown and Wānaka. 

The decision has pleased all involved with Winter Games NZ CEO, Martin Toomey looking forward to some overseas and New Zealand stars excelling.


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“I am delighted that we are once again preparing to deliver the largest snow sports event in the Southern Hemisphere.

Winter Games NZ provides opportunities for homegrown athletes, while showcasing the incredible facilities at our local resorts. We are excited to invite the best snow sports athletes in the world back to Aotearoa New Zealand.”

It's likely stars such Alice Robinson, Zoe Sadowski-Synnott and Finn Bilous among others can be seen competing in New Zealand.

The 2024 Winter Games NZ will kick off with the much anticipated The North Face Frontier 2* and 4* Freeride World Qualifier events at New Zealand’s home of freeride, The Remarkables ski area in Queenstown.

The action will then moves to the Wakatipu Basin to Coronet Peak, where two high octane FIS Australia New Zealand Cup Giant Slalom and two FIS Australia New Zealand Cup Slalom races will be held. 

The FIS freeski and snowboard park and pipe programme at Cardrona Alpine Resort is comprised of four competitions, including two FIS Australia New Zealand Cups (snowboard halfpipe and freeski slopestyle) and two FIS World Cups (snowboard slopestyle and freeski halfpipe). 

The FIS World Cups mark the beginning of the journey to the Milano Cortina 2026 Olympic Winter Games as the first events in the global FIS calendar that count towards Olympic qualification. 

“Winter Games NZ has confirmed two World Cup competitions that balance out the global Park and Pipe World Cup calendar, allowing all athletes to start the 2026 Winter Olympic qualification process with the best possible scenario.

Visiting New Zealand has always been special with a great vibe, we are all looking forward to travelling down to New Zealand once again," said Roby Moresi, FIS Contest Director Park & Pipe.



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