Lake Wanaka, New Zealand (June 7, 2010) – New Zealand’s top junior freeskiers and snowboarders are invited to spend some of their school holidays with a spectacle of talent and showmanship, when Snow Park NZ run their first ever ‘Junior Slopestyle Open’ on the 13th and 14th July.
The action will take place on Snow Park’s slopestyle run with features especially sized to suit junior riders.
“There is a growing demand for more junior competitions, so this year we decided to create our own freestyle slopestyle event,” said Sam Lee, Snow Park NZ Operations Manager.
“We value the future of freestyle skiing and snowboarding competitors and have designed a world class junior course and professionally run event.”
The Armada Freeski Slopestyle event will be held Wednesday 13 July , followed by the Rossignol Snowboard Slopestyle on Thursday, 14 July.
The event will give New Zealand’s Junior World Championships Team an opportunity to hone their skills prior to the upcoming World Junior Championships Slopestyle, also held at Snow Park NZ in August.
The Snow Park Junior Slopestyle is part of the NZ National Points Tour (www.snowsports.co.nz) giving every rider the opportunity to score points towards becoming overall National Junior Champion. The event is also the first stop on the new Armada Ski’s ‘Rat Bag Tour’ www.armadanz.com.
OFFICIAL DATES: 13th July Armada Freeski Slopestyle, 14th July Rossignol Snowboard Slopestyle, 15th July Contingency Day.
AGE GROUPS (Date of birth is calculated from Jan 1): Grommets (9 and under= born 2001 or later), Youth (10 – 13 = born 2000 – 1997), Juniors (14 – 16 = born 1996 – 1994)
REGISTRATION: Entry Fee is $20 + $20 bib deposit.
ENTRY OPENING HOURS Friday 9th – Sunday 11th. 9am-4pm.
- Entries in person: Accepted at Snow Parks ‘The Good’s Retail’ shop.
- Entries by phone: Parent required to phone with valid credit card: 03 443 9991 (during registration hours 9-4).
FORMAT SCHEDULED: Training followed by a three run final.
MAXIMUM ENTRIES: 60 entries per day.
Entrants are required to provide identification proving their age and must also have a signed waiver to complete registration. The waiver and entry form will be supplied on registration.
About Snow Park
Snow Park NZ is situated 35km (40 mins) from Wanaka and 55km (1 hour) from Queenstown and has been open for business since 2002. Over that time Snow Park NZ has evolved into a unique destination. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or it’s your very first time on snow, Snow Park NZ offers the total winter experience.
With a new 22ft halfpipe, quarterpipe, boxes, rails, jumps and the dedicated learner’s area, there is something for everyone. Sledding, night riding, roaring fires, dining, accommodation, amazing sunsets and much more.
Snow Park NZ works on a simple formula combining an unbeatable location with a cutting edge snow-making system and friendly staff. Music blasts from our speakers all day. The incredible sunsets and relaxed kiwi attitudes are free!