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The Audi Quattro Winter Games continues this week LIVE ON SNOWTV with the IPC Slalom World Cup continuing today at Coronet Peak, action in the pipe at Cardrona with the Snowboard Halfpipe World Cup on Saturday and the Freeski Slopestyle World Cup on Sunday, also at Cardrona.

The BIG event is the biggest in the Southern Hemisphere with more than 750 elite athletes from a record number of competing nations here to compete in this pre-Olympic event. Many athletes are here to qualify for the Sochi Winter Olympics which starts on March 7th in Russia.

In our controversial Internet Poll this week we ask; If a large event is on do you; A.) Avoid to ski area and go somewhere quieter; B.) Plan your trip as usual, it doesn't matter; C.) Get up there to see the athletes in their lycra strut their stuff. VOTE NOW. (So far 75% are avoiding the resort in favour of watching it live on snowtv.co.nz no doubt.)

For the weekend we have a low pressure system developing in the Tasman off the south coast will move north. An associated cold front will move onto the west coast of both islands late on Saturday. In the south the unsettled weather will be confined mainly to the west of the divide. In the North Island however Ruapehu and Taranaki are in for some showers on Saturday and rain on Sunday with freezing levels above 2000m. The place to be; The South Island on Sunday.

Make sure that you check out the go on the snow. The New Zealand Snow Sports Events Calendar is updated regularly. There is heaps of events to go over the next month.

The Audi Quattro Winter Games NZ schedule of remaining events are here.
On Today & Saturday the K2 Big Mountain CHILL event is at Craigieburn.
On Saturday & Sunday
Ruapehu National Points Race at Whakapapa
On Saturday:
Soul Surf & Skate Snow Jam is on at Roundhill
Biathlon Sprint and Pursuit at Snowfarm
Atomic Rainbow Masters have been CANCELLED for this season.
On Sunday:
Canterbury Primary & Intermediate School Race Champs at Cheeseman.have been POSTPONED
From Monday to Thursday next week the North Island Primary School Champs are on at Whakapapa.

TAKE PART WITH US THIS WINTER. The Snowco forums are buzzing with comments and commentary. Also, remember to follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

Get into it, take care and have a blast.

Scotty - Snow Editor




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The pipe's looking good and the field is oustanding - a preview of what's to come at Sochi 2014 Winter Games. It's all go in the FIS Snowboard Halfpipe World Cup at the Winter Games NZ here at Cardrona Alpine Resort, NZ. Posted by WinterGamesNZ

Turoa today from Rangatau on the long lens. - Link: TCB Posted by tcb

Photo of the week from Alex Connor. Moments like these are why we keep doing what we're doing. Posted by methvenheli

The Audi Quattro Winter Games kicked of with the Cross Country World Cup at Snowfarm. What a photo...thanks Gary Duncan


CHILL Junior Big Mountain Champs at Olympus

The final round of the CHILL Jnr Champs was run at Mt Olympus on Sunday 18th August. After a great week of skiing in the mountains with clear sky and softening snow conditions, poor weather on Saturday meant the event was postponed. Snow fell during Saturday and into the evening, and with a slight change in the prevailing winds, the cloud cleared and presented soft and forgiving snow conditions on Sunday. Read more...

American Flag Flies High at Slalom Races

The Americans flew the flag high at today’s Audi quattro Winter Games NZ FIS Australia New Zealand Cup Slalom when US representatives Paula Moltzan and David Chodounsky claimed the titles and the coveted gold medals in demanding conditions at the Coronet Peak Race Arena. Read more...

Red-hot freeski talent burns through early fog at Audi quattro Winter Games NZ 2013

Early fog meant a slight delay to the start of today’s qualification heats for the FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup Halfpipe at the Audi quattro Winter Games NZ today, but there was no obscuring the talent on show. Read more...


Mountain Holidays


Ski Area Fri 23rd Sat 24th Sun 25th
Ruapehu daysnowshowers daysnowshowers dayclear daysnowshowers daypartcloud daypartcloud
Taranaki daysnowshowers daysnowshowers dayrainshowers dayrainshowers daypartcloud daypartcloud
Nelson / St Arnaud daypartcloud daypartcloud dayclear daypartcloud daypartcloud dayclear
North Canterbury dayclear daypartcloud dayclear daypartcloud daypartcloud dayclear
Canterbury dayclear dayclear dayclear daypartcloud daypartcloud dayclear
The MacKenzie daypartcloud daysnowshowers daypartcloud daysnowshowers daylightrain dayrainshowers
Wanaka daylightsnow daylightsnow daysnowshowers daylightsnow daylightsnow daylightrain
Queenstown daysnowshowers daysnowshowers daysnowshowers daysnowshowers daypartcloud dayrainshowers

Forecast for New Zealand ski areas supplied by snow-forecast.com


Winter Games Live

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