Registration opens for The North Face® NZ Freeski event


Wanaka skiers are stoked to know registration is now open for The North Face® Freeski Open of New Zealand: the only event in the world to hold Slopestyle, Halfpipe and Big Mountain competitions in one. Competitors will once again have the opportunity to experience the world-class facilities of Cardrona Alpine Resort as the venue for the Halfpipe and Slopestyle competitions.

The schedule for The Freeski Open of NZ Park and Pipe events is as follows:

Wednesday 27 August – Bib collection and rider briefing. 3pm Noodle Bar, Cardrona Alpine Resort

Thursday 28 August – Slopestyle qualifiers

Friday 29 August – Slopestyle finals

Saturday 30 August – Halfpipe qualifiers and finals

Sunday 31 August – Weather day

Entry fee: $100 per discipline. Entries will be limited to 80 for halfpipe and 100 for slopestyle.

The Big Mountain competition is scheduled for 1 – 8 September and is classified as a 3-star Freeride World Qualifying event. Qualifying will once again be at the aptly named The Remarkables and the world class terrain of Treble Cone provides the Big Mountain Finals venue.

The schedule for The Freeski Open of NZ Big Mountain is as follows:

Sunday 31 August – Bib collection and rider briefing. Time and venue TBC

1 – 7 September – Big Mountain Qualifiers

2 – 8 September – Big Mountain Finals

3 – 6 September – Weather days

Entry fee: 77 Euros.

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