Bad Weather Ruins Day 5 at the New Zealand Winter Games

Posted By: The Ski Channel on August 16, 2011 1:34 pm


Weather was victorious on Tuesday at the 100% Pure New Zealand Winter Games.  Gale force winds and poor visibility forced the event organizers to cancel the Cross-Country 10/5km Freestyle event, and postpone the Freeski Slopestyle. Additionally, the weather forced the Freeski Halfpipe competitors to cancel their practice session in Cardrona.

Dealing with bad weather is nothing new for the event organizers. During the inaugural competition in 2009, bad weather had such a devastating effect that it forced the cancellation of events like ski-cross.  

Hopefully, the weather will improve by tomorrow so the scheduled Freeski Halfpipe can take place as well as the Freeski Slopestyle which has been rescheduled for Thursday.

There is no contingency day for Cross-Country, and the next thing on the schedule is the prize giving ceremony tomorrow. The ceremony is for for this past Sunday’s sprint race which saw American Andy Newell and Polish Justyna Kowalczyk emerge victorious, and will be held at the Snow Farm Lodge.

The Winter Games will continue through August 28.

For more information on everything that happens at the games check out the Winter Games site:


Let’s hope for some good weather!