Upcoming Ski Events in New Zealand – 2007

July 16, 2007 by  
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Snow skiing is a popular sport in New Zealand and can be enjoyed all year round. The weather conditions in New Zealand encourage all types of snow sport and snow skiing is especially popular. There are a number of snow skiing areas where the sport can be enjoyed, including Mount Ruapehu and Queenstown.

If you are a keen skier then take advantage of the many skiing events in New Zealand that will be held every month of the ski season. Coming up soon is the Mount Hutt Mapei Kids Alpine Race, which is taking place on the 5th of July 2007. Boys and girls between the ages of six and twelve are welcome to join in this junior ski race event. The Mount Hutt Mapei snow skiing race is the first of three race day events that will be taking place during this snow skiing season. The event entails all the children participating to ski down the slope twice and then, at the end of the day, a prize pack will be handed over to all the children who participated in the race.

From the 8th of July 2007 to the 30 September 2007 the ‘Parklife Youth Mini Shred Series’ takes place in three different ski locations in New Zealand. The first snow skiing event will take place at Mount Hutt on the 15th of July and then later on the 23rd of September. The second location is Coronet Peak and there will be a snow skiing event on the 12th of August. The Remarks is the third location and the skiing races will take place there on the 8th of July and the 30th of September. The Parklife Series has been designed specifically for children and teenagers up until the age of sixteen. All participants will have free entry into the different Parklife Youth Mini Shred locations and can stand to win big prizes and medals at the end of the snow skiing series.

There is another series of snow skiing races taking place from the 15th of July 2007 at Coronet Peak called ‘The Grand Prix Sunday Racing’. The race takes place over five Sundays starting on the 15th of July at 12 pm in the afternoon. The other dates for the following four races will be confirmed nearer to the time. Although the snow skiing event has been categorized as a series, participants who would like to enter into just one of the races can do so. The course has been designed specifically for handicapped participants who are eighteen years and over and its main aim is to encourage participants racing for the first time or for those who want to improve on their skiing abilities. All monies collected at the race will go to the Queenstown Alpine Ski Team.

These are just a few of the ski events in New Zealand that will be taking place over the year so look for the one that best suits you and enjoy.