Located between Queenstown and Wanaka on New Zealand's South Island, Cardrona has been the launching point for the FIS Freestyle World Cup season since 2012.
While Cardrona may seem to be a relatively modest resort by international standards - with four chairlifts, a vertical drop of 600m, and some 345 hectares of skiable terrain - when it comes to freestyle the mountain turns into a bit of a monster. Boasting three terrain parks, two halfpipes, a ski/board cross course, and a purpose-built 30m big air jump, Cardrona's new school freestyle facilities are truly world-class.
When one factors in the on-site Cardrona High Performance Centre and it's emphasis on intensive freestyle training programmes for athletes from beginner right through to Olympic levels, it's no surprise that the mountain lists top level World Cup names like the Wells brothers (Byron, Jossi, and Beau James), and ladies' up-and-comer Rose Battersby on its team list.
The Audi quattro Winter Games NZ will return between 21-30 August 2015.
Audi quattro Winter Games NZ today welcomed the announcement of Government support for the event until 2017, securing the world class winter sports competition for New Zealand and international athletes in the lead up to the 2018 Winter Olympics.