Tout frais, tout chaud
Similar to the two-star competition, New Zealand skiers and snowboarders were strongly represented on the podiums in the four-star category. One category in particular stood out, according to Judge Dion Newport: Women's Ski Freeride. Jess Hotter (NZL) and Kelsey Wittels (USA) had a close battle for the win. In the end, it was Jess Hotter's particularly controlled and fluid run that gave her the win by a very narrow margin. In the men's race, the podium was in the hands of locals in both the S...
Jess Hotter shows off at Highlights Freeride 4 Star Ski at Winter Games New Zealand 2022
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The US Freeski Team made a clean sweep of the women’s Freeski Halfpipe Podium, with Hanna Faulhaber taking the top spot with an impressive score of 92.67, 13 points clear of her teammate Carly Margulies in second place. Riley Jacobs rounded out the US podium sweep in third. Cardrona local and Beijing 2022 Winter Olympian 16-year-old Gustav Legnavsky took the win in the Men’s Freeski Halfpipe category with an impressive run that included three double corks, scoring 94.33. Gustav was disappoint...
Winter Games New Zealand 2022 - Best of Halfpipe
Local athletes Ruby Andrews and Luca Harrington topped the women’s and men’s Freeski Slopestyle with results from qualification on Saturday used as the final results. Jesse Parkinson of Australia, winner of the Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle, was a standout competitor in his field. The judges were really impressed with the backside triple 1440 he was stomping, the only competitor performing this massive trick. Mari Fukada, Japan, claimed to top spot on the Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle podium. She...
Winter Games New Zealand 2022 – Best of Slopestyle
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Winter Games NZ is the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest snow sports event, featuring 16 events across alpine, freeride and park and pipe disciplines between the 27th August and 11th September. Willis Feasey, Claim Back-to-Back Super-G Wins on Day One of Winter Games NZ.