Tuesday, August 18, 2009

New Zealand Winter Games. Alpine Skiing.

The slopes of Coronet Peak will host the New Zealand Winter Games Alpine Skiing events. Coronet Peak is just 25 minutes from Queenstown, the closest resort to the city. Fans have flocked here to enjoy winter sports for more than 60 years creating a world renowned ski area at Coronet Peak. A multi-million dollar investment last year has transformed this much loved mountain, resulting in its elevation to true world-class status. Fantastic views, the view from the skifield south across Lake Wakatipu and the smaller nearby Lake Hayes is breathtaking, and diverse rolling terrain providing challenges and hidden delights for all ability levels.
The 100% Pure New Zealand Winter Games Super G skiing event will take place on Coronet Peak Tuesday 25th August 2009. Winter Games NZ is the first major event to include adaptive skiing in the mainstream event that will allow adaptive skiers to race on the same course, on the same day as able-bodied skiers. Athletes with a range of physical disabilities or visual impairment will compete. There are three classes of skiers - standing, sitting (using a specially mono ski) and visually impaired (who race with a guide).
The Giant Slalom skiing event will take place on Thursday 27th and Friday 28th August 2009. The Men's race will be held Thursday 27th. The Women's and Adaptive races will be held Friday 28th.
The New Zealand Winter Games Slalom skiing event will take place on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th August 2009. The Adaptive race will be held Saturday 29th. The Men's and Women's races will be held Sunday 30th.