The slopes of Cardrona, The Remarkables and Coronet Peak - all within easy driving distance of each other - will host New Zealand Winter Games Skiing and Boarding events.
Cardrona Alpine Resort is a relaxed and friendly ski and snowboard resort located between Wanaka and Queenstown, New Zealand with specialist slopes for beginners, wide open groomed slopes for intermediates, chutes for the advanced and an extensive park for freestylers. Cardrona Ski Field has the only 22ft Olympic standard half pipe in the southern hemisphere.
Situated high in The Remarkables mountain range and surrounded by craggy peaks, The Remarkables Alpine Park provides a spectacular, true alpine environment. Extending over 700 hectares of reserve land, there's 220 skiable hectares accessed by three quad chairs within three sunny, wide open bowls.
Coronet Peak is just 25 minutes from Queenstown, the closest resort to the city. Over 60 years of passion and a commitment to quality has created 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.
The New Zealand Winter Games Freestyle Slopestyle event will take place at The Remarkables, Saturday 22nd August. The Snowboard Slopestyle will take place on the same venue on Sunday 23th.
The Snowboard Cross event will take place at Cardrona Ski Field, Monday 24th August. The Ski Cross will take place on Thursday 27th August.
The New Zealand Winter Games Snowboard Half Pipe event will take place at Cardrona Ski Field, Wednesday 26th August. The Freestyle Skiing Half Pipe event will take place at Cardrona Ski Field, Saturday 29th August.
The 100% Pure New Zealand Winter Games Queenstown Freeski and Snowboard Big Air event will take place on Coronet Peak, Sunday 30th August 2009.