Another Cardrona Kids Cup is in the history books leaving another group of kids stoked after a fun filled day of shredding, sunshine, giveaways and a scavenger hunt!
The Cardrona Kids Cup kicked off on Wednesday with epic bluebird conditions in the nicely groomed Lil’ Bucks Terrain Park. The Cup was a single day slopestyle competition for ski/snowboard boys and girls aged 5-11 years. Athletes were divided into three different age divisions: Ruggies (5-7yrs), Grommets (8 and 9yrs), and Rippers (10 and 11yrs). Boys and girls were placed in separate categories as were skiers and snowboarders. Freestyle manoeuvres over table top jumps, boxes and rails were judged by a panel of 3, with scores based on Variety, Difficulty and Execution.
The competition was fierce yet laced with a whole lot of fun and encouragement as young skiers and riders threw down to impress the judges. Some of the older kids had a few corked tricks in their runs…a promising sign for the future of snow sports in New Zealand!
Our friends at Dragon and Rossignol had a whole bunch of awesome gear set aside for the podium winners, while everyone was given their fair share of delicious Calci Yum to devour. Before the winners were announced, competitors participated in a ‘race to the finish’ treasure hunt where the first five to finish were hooked up with free gear from the sponsors!
It seemed the day not only uncovered some serious talent on skis and boards, but also behind the lens as Blake Alty (16yrs) put together a stellar edit to recap the event. Check it out below, well done Blake!
Our short recap video also shows the action from the 2014 Cup…
After an awesome effort from all the kids who participated the podium spots were announced! Below are the winners of the various divisions, or for a full list of results see here.
Thanks again to our wicked sponsors Dragon, Rossignol and Calci Yum for helping make this happen, see you all next year!
First Place Winners:
- Ruggies: Ayana Packer
- Grommets: Zara Hooks
- Ruggies: Riley Jackson
- Grommets: Finley Melville-Ives
- Rippers: Jasper Bloomfield
- Ruggies: Cassandra Lyell
- Rippers: Charlotte Lyell
- Ruggies: Zedyn Fellows
- Grommets: Campbell Melville-Ives
- Rippers: Zephyr Lovelock