Snow Sport NZ have announced the nominees for the 2023 Snow Sports NZ annual awards night, featuring strong representation for Queenstown and Upper Clutha athletes.
The awards encompass a 12-month timeframe, which includes the 2023 New Zealand season and the 2022-23 northern hemisphere season.
The awards will be presented at Coronet Peak next week.
Instructor of the year: Nick Bellion (Coronet Peak), Rhiannon Moore (Mt Hutt), Rebecca Matthew (Cardrona), Sheena Haywood (The Remarkables), Tarn Sykes (Cardrona).
Coach of the year: Chris Knight (Christchurch), Hamish McDougall (Wānaka), Scott Palmer (Wānaka).
Breakthrough season: Fin Melville Ives (Wānaka), Fynn Powell (Taupō), Lucia Georgalli (Wānaka), Mikayla Smyth (Auckland), Ruby Star Andrews (Queenstown).
Freeskier of the year: Fin Melville Ives (Wānaka), Luca Harrington (Wānaka), Ruby Star Andrews (Queenstown).
Snowboarder of the year: Lyon Farrell (Arrowtown), Tiarn Collins (Queenstown), Zoi Sadowski-Synnott (Wānaka).
Freerider of the year: Ben Richards (Wānaka), Blake Marshall (Queenstown), Finn Bilous (Wānaka).