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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
Soul Surf & Skate Snow Jam is on at Roundhill
Biathlon Sprint and Pursuit at Snowfarm
Atomic Rainbow Masters have been CANCELLED for this season.
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