Winter Games NZ 2023

8:30am 27 Aug - 10:00pm 08 Sep, 2023

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Southern Alps, New Zealand

Winter Games NZ 2023 are back in the Southern Alps

The best winter athletes in the world are heading to New Zealand’s Southern Alps once again for the seventh annual Winter Games NZ. Watch all the best compete in freestyle skiing, snowboarding, alpine skiing, cross-country skiing and curling then sit back and enjoy a full festival program across the region.

The Winter Games and the only one in the southern hemisphere and New Zealand’s largest winter sports event and one of the top 5 in the winter sports festivals in the world.

Join us for a truly unique winter Kiwi experience of fun and epic snow sports!

Make sure you book your accommodation fast for the 8th Annual Winter Games NZ.

Where to view Winter Games NZ

The winter games takes place in the New Zealand town of Queenstown each year. The various disciplines take place at a variety of world class locations such as the Cardrona Alpine Resort, Snow Farm and Queenstown Ice Arena.

How to get around Queenstown

The host towns Queenstown and Wanaka are both easily accessible. The nearest major airport is Queenstown Airport, located ten minutes from the Queenstown CBD and approximately 20 minutes to Coronet Peak and The Remarkables.

Cardrona Alpine Resort is roughly an hour away. The easiest way to get around is by car.

Where to stay for Winter Games NZ

There are a number of hotels, guest houses, lodges, hostels and Airbnb’s in Queenstown, Wanaka and the surrounding area. For the best deals make sure you book in advance from the map below.

Events to watch at Winter Games NZ

Cardrona Alpine Resort

FIS Snowboard World Cup Big Air
FIS Freeski World Cup Halfpipe
WPAS Southern Hemisphere Cup Slalom
WPAS Southern Hemisphere Cup Giant Slalom

Coronet Peak

Night Parallel Slalom
World Para Alpine Skiing Southern Hemisphere Cup Giant Slalom
FIS Australia New Zealand Cup Giant Slalom
FIS Australia New Zealand Cup Slalom
FIS Australia New Zealand Cup Super G

Snow Farm NZ

FIS Australia New Zealand Cup
Mass Start

The Remarkables

The North Face Frontier – Freeride World Tour 2* and 4* Qualifier

Maniototo International Curling Rink in Naseby

Mixed Doubles Curling Tournament

Queenstown Ice Arena

Three game series of International Ice Hockey – New Zealand vs Australia

Winter Games 2023 Dates

The next edition of the Winter Games will take place from August 27 – September 8, 2023.

New Zealand Travel Tips:

Plan ahead: Book your perfect trip with our New Zealand travel guide and destination information. Does New Zealand require a visa? Check the visa requirements before you get caught up during your travel.

Spend money wisely: Take public transport and dine in from time to time are common saving tips during traveling. How to spend money wisely in New Zealand? Make use of technology. There’s an app for everything.

Accommodation near Winter Games NZ 2023

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