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Cardrona Games 2016

The Cardrona Games are almost upon us, & we’ve got the ultimate guide to the week right here! Some of the world’s best are heading to Cardrona for a week of freestyle skiing & snowboarding competition.

Every event has valuable FIS points up for grabs for the athletes to qualify for World Cup events & in turn the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. There are 2 Freeski Slopestyle events to maximise FIS point opportunities. You can guarantee to see some top-level skiing & snowboarding – you won’t want to miss this one!!

If you’re heading up to Cardrona to check out all the action, the best viewpoints will be the bottom of the Olympic Halfpipe (which you can walk to if you’d like!) & either Racecourse trail or the bank above Upper Goldrush trail for the Slopestyle events.


Cardrona Games Event Timetable

Mon Sept 12: Freeski Slopestyle 1 Qualifiers & Finals

8.55am – 12.35pm: Qualification

1:25pm – 2:45pm: Finals

Tues Sept 13: Freeski Slopestyle 2 Qualifiers & Snowboard Slopestyle Qualifiers

9.10am – 2.50pm: Slopestyle Qualification

Wed Sept 14: Freeski Slopestyle 2 Finals & Snowboard Slopestyle Finals

10am – 12.10pm: Slopestyle Finals

Thurs Sept 15: Halfpipe Qualifiers & Finals

8.40am – 12.40pm: Qualification

1.10pm – 3pm: Finals


We can’t wait to see all the action go down from the 12th! It’s going to be a great week of top level skiing & snowboarding, & a really great chance to see our top Kiwi athletes take on the world!

If you’re thinking about competing in the Cardrona Games, head to the Snow Sports NZ website to check out all the competitor information.

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