Queenstown, Lake Wanaka, Naseby, Dunedin
Ten days, 34 events, 15 sports, 800 athletes, over 20 nations and an audience of millions – welcome to100% Pure New Zealand Winter Games, the only event of its kind outside the Winter Olympics. The world’s top snow sports athletes have already booked their flights from all corners of the globe to descend upon New Zealand’s Southern Alps and take on the best in ski racing to curling, snowboarding to skating as well as adaptive skiing.
100% Pure New Zealand Winter Games is the ultimate testing ground where elite athletes can experiment and explore performance limits against world-class competition. Every four years, the Games will act as a direct lead-up to the Winter Olympics giving athletes an invaluable training opportunity. Many of the medal winners on the podium in Vancouver in 2010 will have honed their skills on the slopes of the Southern Alps, whether in the halfpipe, on the racecourse or the ice rink.
The ten-day long Games also include plenty of off-snow activities for spectators and athletes with live music and entertainment in downtown Queenstown and Wanaka, together with spectacular opening and closing ceremonies.
The first 100% Pure New Zealand Winter Games will take place at Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, Cardrona Alpine Resort, Snow Farm, Naseby and Dunedin from August 21 to 30 2009.
For further information, visit wintergamesnz.com