Audi quattro Winter Games NZ 2015 – the world is watching!
With just over a week to go before the opening ceremony, all eyes are on the Southern Alps for Audi quattro Winter Games NZ 2015. And it’s all free to watch! The fourth edition of the Games runs from Friday 21 to Sunday 30 August and will feature more than 600 athletes from 30 countries competing in 15 events.
Highlights include the first FIS World Cups of the season – halfpipe and slopestyle for both snowboarding and freeskiing.
The best in the world will be at Cardrona including Sochi Olympic gold medallists Iouri Podladtchikov from Switzerland (snowboard halfpipe) and American Joss Christensen (freeski slopestyle) plus Kelly Clark (USA) – the most successful snowboarder of all time, man or woman, with two Olympic halfpipe golds and five Winter X Games titles.
Home-grown talent includes the four Wells brothers – Jossi, Byron, Beau-James and 16-year-old Jackson.
They will be joined in the halfpipe competition by current women’s world number two, Janina Kuzma while Christy Prior heads the Kiwi snowboard entries with a current world ranking of fifth in slopestyle.
All alpine ski races take place over the Crown Range at Coronet Peak.
Sit-ski world champion, Corey Peters will be looking to perform well on home snow in the IPC Adaptive races as will 2010 Winter Paralympic gold medallist, Adam Hall.
The NZ alpine team competes in two FIS Continental Cup races with Sochi Olympian