Friday 25 Aug
Audi Quattro Winter Games NZ
The Audi Quattro Winter Games kickoff with the Opening Ceremony with the Night Dual Slalom, Fireworks and more at Coronet Peak, Friday 25th August.
Winter Games Race schedule for 2017:
Monday 28th August - Giant Slalom, Coronet Peak
Tuesday 29th August - Giant Slalom, Coronet Peak
Wednesday 30th August - Slalom, Coronet Peak
Thursday 31st August - Slalom, Coronet Peak
Sunday 3rd September - Friday 8th September - North Face Frontier, The Remarkables
For all the details please visit the official Audi Quattro Winter Games website:MoreClose
Tuesday 29 Aug
Winter Classic Race Series
This long standing, and very popular, Tuesday race series has categories for ski/board/tele, male/female and mixed teams that means all levels competing so make sure you don’t miss out!
Great sponsors, terrific atmosphere and a prize giving after each race at a bar Searle Lane downtown makes this a weekly highlight for many Queenstown locals. Once you get in that start gate you’ll be addicted!
Races will be mixture of Dual Slaloms and GS, taking place on Tuesdays, and beginning at 12:00pm.
As always, race schedule is subject to weather conditions.
Rules, format and additional information are included in this sheet.
Join as a team or only as individual!
Come along to Sign Up Days!
Sign-up Day: Sunday 23rd July 12 pm – 2 pm Heidi’s Hut (Coronet Peak) or 6 pm – 8 pm Searle Lane (Queenstown)
- Tuesday 25th July 12pm
- Tuesday 1st August 12pm
- Tuesday 15th August 12pm
- Tuesday 22nd August 12pm
- Tuesday 12th September 12pm
- Tuesday 19th September 12pm
Prize Venue: 1800 Searle Lane & Social Bar, Searle Lane, Queenstown following each event.
Categories: Teams (Masters, Social, Serious, Pro) and Individuals 4)
Saturday 9 Sep
NZ Junior Freeride Tour
Stop 1 - The Remarkables! 9th – 10th September (one day of competition, two weather days)
The NZ Junior Freeride Tour will comprise of 3 events for both male and female ski and snowboard-ers up to the age of 18.
Each event will be a one-day competition. This tour has been set up to provide NZ junior athletes with the opportunity to compete in professionally run freeride competitions. The focus is on fun, participation, and safety while skiing off-piste, along with promoting the incredible sport of freeriding.
Stop 1 - The Remarkables, Southern Alps, Queensown. 9th – 10th September (one day of competition, two weather days)
Stop 2 -. Mt Olympus, Craigieburn Range, Canterbury 16th – 17th September (one day of competition, two weather days)
Stop 3 - Mt Ruapehu, Central Plateau, North Island. 23rd – 24th September (one day of competition, two weather days)
Ski and snowboard Male and Female
Under 14 years (on 1st June 2017) 14 - 17 years (on 1st June 2017)
Under 14 years age category will consist of two judged runs (weather permitting) where the best run counts 14-17 years age category will consist of one judged run The athletes with the most points in each category after the completion of the 3-stop tour will be crowned the Overall NZJFT champions. The NZJFT is extremely excited to announce that the outstanding skiers and board-ers in the 14-17 year old division will have the opportunity to receive a wild card to the Junior Freeride Tour World Championship in Europe.
The wild cards will be announced at the conclusion of the tour.
Note: Wildcards will be awarded to the riders who show maturity, professionalism and skills needed to represent our nation on the world stage. These wildcards will be awarded at NZJFT’s discretion.
IMPORTANT REGISTRATION INFORMATION:
What is the cost?
The cost of each event will be NZ$75 (excluding license fee). This does not include a day lift pass, though NZJFT have negotiated a reduced rate for competitors.
How do I enter?
Via Freeride World Tour website.MoreClose
Saturday 16 Sep
Quest Lib-Tech Banked Slalom
It's on! Saturday 16th September make sure you in for this super fun snowboard race utilizing the rolling terrain around Greengates, down Walkabout and Upper Wall Street!
Registration: Guest Services (street level) from 8 – 9.30am!
Quest BBQ: on at the base of Greengates 11am – 1pm
Post event: Join us on the deck from 1pm and get yourself a beer and hotdog when you return your competitors bib
Prize giving: 3pm on the deck at Coronet Peak
You will need a valid lift pass to participate. Lift passes will be 50% off for registered competitors only.MoreClose
Tuesday 19 Sep
Talk like a Pirate Day
On the 19th of September the Remarkables Ski Field will be hosting its annual Pirate Day in conjunction with the International Talk like a Pirate Day.
This years events will include:
- a ski field wide pirate fancy dress party
- a treasure hunt for children
- the ever popular Cardboard Pirate ship race (home built cardboard pirate ships race down a slope and are judged on such important criteria as best crash, most pira-tude, and fastest time)
- The Pegged Legged Pirate Endurance race! In this event competitors/teams will be raising money for The Remarkables Adaptive Snowsports program by completing as many laps as possible in three hours using only one ski and specially designed outriggers to keep their balance.
The Adaptive Snowsports program is a ski and ride instruction program, supported by an amazing pool of volunteers, run by the Snowsports School. It is all about freedom; the freedom to explore the mountain, the freedom to control your own speed and direction and the freedom to play in an environment where gravity is your friend. They use a wide range of specialized equipment to can accommodate any level of ability. The program and the volunteer team are set up to cater to any disability whether it is physical, sensory or cognitive.
The Pegged Legged Pirate Endurance race is a charity race where each competitor races down from Alta chair lift and tries to complete as may runs on only one ski as they can in three hours. They can be sponsored per run or as a lump sum to raise money for a worthy program that opens up our mountain to a whole range of people that normally wouldn’t be able to enjoy it.
If you would like to weigh anchor and take part in Pegged Legged Pirate Race or enter your own ship into the cardboard ship race please contact Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to volunteer with the adaptive program or know someone who could benefit from the Adaptive Snowsports program please email email@example.com.MoreClose
Saturday 23 Sep
Mini Shred #2
Young skiers and riders show off their tricks in The Remarks "beginner park". Second competition in a series of two. The Mini Shred is all about having a go and having a ton of fun. Lots of prizes and giveaways to be won, this series is free to enter (with a valid lift pass).
A number of competitors are from the Remarkables Snow Sports Academy (RSSA), the new Queenstown freestyle coaching academy. The RSSA will be running a BBQ near the park so you also have a chance to meet other parents, as well as the coaches to chat about the academy. For more information about the RSSA, click here.
Register on the day at Guest Services between 9am - 10am.
The competition kicks off at 11am at the top of the Beginner Park.MoreClose