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Freeskiing Halfpipe - Audi quattro Winter Games NZ

When:

Fri 16 Aug 2013, 9:00am
Sat 17 Aug 2013, 9:00am

Where: Cardrona Alpine Resort, Cardrona Valley Rd, Wanaka, Queenstown Lakes

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: Nicole Fairweather

With a mix of the world’s elite snow sports athletes vying for Olympic qualification and an exciting off-snow festival programme there's no better place to be this August than New Zealand's stunning Southern Alps.

Audi quattro Winter Games NZ in Queenstown and Wanaka is ranked as one of the top five winter sports event in the world and features no less than six World Cup events - FIS World Cups in halfpipe and slopestyle for both snowboarding and freeskiing, plus two IPC World Cup adaptive alpine slaloms.

Some of the biggest names in snow sports are expected to compete for the all-important qualifying points for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia which take place just six months after Audi quattro Winter Games NZ. For spectators, New Zealand’s Southern Alps host an Olympic preview as the general public can watch all the world-class action for free on the slopes of Cardrona Alpine Resort and Coronet Peak along with the curling ice of Naseby.

Cardrona Alpine Resort will host four World Cup halfpipe and slopestyle events with the freeski competition set to feature New Zealand stars Jossi and Byron Wells.

Queenstown’s Coronet Peak hosts the IPC alpine slalom adaptive World Cups in addition to FIS Continental Cup slalom and giant slalom races.

Completing the programme are a sprint cross-country skiing Continental Cup at Snow Farm and eight days of world-class competition at Naseby’s International Curling Rink.

Audi quattro Winter Games NZ 2013 takes place over 11 days from 15-25 August. Set against the spectacular backdrop of New Zealand’s Southern Alps, the Games also include a full Downtown Sessions festival programme featuring films, live music and entertainment in Queenstown and Lake Wanaka.