Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Snow Sports NZ and Cardrona Alpine Resort sign partnership agreement

Snow Sports NZ and Cardrona Alpine Resort sign partnership agreement
May 5, 2014

Snow Sports New Zealand and Cardrona Alpine Resort Limited have signed a Partnership Agreement which will see Cardrona become the official resort partner of Snow Sports NZ, the naming rights sponsor of the New Zealand Park and Pipe Team and the naming rights sponsor of the NZ Freeski & Snowboard Junior National Championships.

Cardrona Alpine Resort and Snow Sports NZ have a positive long-standing partnership and the national freeski and snowboard team do all of their halfpipe and slopestyle training at the resort throughout the southern hemisphere winter. Cardrona also hosts key events such as the NZ Freeski Open, NZ Winter Games and an international spring training camp after the resort closes to the public.

The purpose of the formal agreement is to recognise the growing importance of the partnership and cement the relationship. A four year term has been agreed, subject to satisfactory annual review, during which time Cardrona will be recognised as the official resort partner of the NZ Park and Pipe Team and the team will be called the Cardrona NZ Park and Pipe Team.

New Zealand’s premiere junior snow sports event, which has been hosted by Cardrona for the past five years, will be known as the Cardrona NZ Junior Nationals under the new Partnership Agreement. The event’s naming rights sponsorship agreement has been signed for an initial three year term with a further three year right of renewal subject to the negotiation of mutually agreeable terms. The event, held in late September each year, is for skiers and snowboarders aged five to 18 years in halfpipe, slopestyle, gravity cross, parallel slalom and big mountain.

In signing the Partnership Agreement the national sporting organisation recognises Cardrona Alpine Resort as a key strategic partner in providing development pathways for its athletes, coaches and the sport as a whole. Earthworks for a new intermediate freestyle ski and snowboard terrain park has recently been completed in preparation for the coming winter season. The resort will now be able to develop and cater for all skiers and snowboarders from beginners through to the world’s best elite athletes.

Richard Lauder, Chief Executive of Real Journeys which bought Cardrona Alpine Resort in November 2013, says he is excited about formalising the new arrangement and securing naming rights for the New Zealand Park and Pipe Team and the NZ Freeski & Snowboard Junior National Championships.

Lauder explained “with Cardrona now back in New Zealand ownership we really value our relationship with Snow Sports NZ and have a renewed commitment to the local snow sports sector.

Snow Sports NZ Chief Executive Martin Toomey added “the relationship between Cardrona and Snow Sports NZ has always been strong but with Cardrona coming under Kiwi ownership and then developing the intermediate jump line the timing was perfect for both parties to enter into naming rights agreements around the NZ Park and Pipe Team and the NZ Junior Nationals.

“We look forward to a long and successful partnership and to seeing athletes supported by that partnership going on to become World and Olympic champions in those disciplines.” 

4th December 2012 - WINTER GAMES NZ TO DELIVER UNPRECEDENTED INTERNATIONAL MEDIA PROFILE 

29th June 2012 - PERFECT START TO WINTER IN LAKE WANAKA

22nd November 2010 - TARGETED APPROACH RECOMMENDED FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE WINTER SPORTS

19th November 2009 - SPARC INCREASES INVESTMENT IN HIGH PERFORMANCE SPORT

7th October 2009 - SUCCESSFUL SEASON FOR WANAKA SKI RESORTS 

6th July 2009 - LAKE WANAKA SKI FIELDS OPEN FOR 2009 SEASON


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

Anti Wave International

Anti Wave International is the original suppliers of top performance swim, aquatic sports, leisure and pool programming equipment. Founded in 1971, Anti Wave International is proud of its…

read more

Aquatics / Play / Sport

 
 

Sportybots

We are the leading providers of kids fun multi-sports programs for Sport and Recreation Centres. Programs cover twelve common sports as well as Gross Motor Skill Development and suit children from as…

read more

Fitness / Play / Recreation / Sport / Wellness

 
 

PlayRope

Playrope Aqua-Fun, are the Australian & New Zealand exclusive distributors for Vortex Aquatic Structures International, the world leader in aquatic playgrounds and urban water landscapes.…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Parks / Play / Recreation

 
 

INTELLIGENZ

Recreation Management Software for managing all your program registrations, facility bookings, membership pass sales and Point of Sale; including detailed reporting, automated customer communication…

read more

Access / Billing / Finance / Marketing / Technology

 
 

PRIAVA

About Priava's Technology -  Priava is a cloud-based and centralised venue and event management system aimed at venues of all sizes. With its familiar and easy-to-use web interface, the…

read more

Attractions / Billing / Entertainment / Events / Technology

 
 

SENtag

Developed in Europe, this innovative system offers a safety management solution for swimming pools that checks individual swimmers via their wristband - monitoring their depth and time. Sensors…

read more

Aquatics / Hospitality / Safety / Technology / Waterparks

 
 

HIDROPLAY

Hidroplay welcomes you to the exciting world of children's Playscapes, waterslide's and Water Attractions. Appealing to families, Hidroplay increases patronage in your facility during those…

read more

Aquatics / Play / Recreation

 
 

Humanforce

Humanforce is a global provider of workforce management solutions for companies who need flexibility to manage complex workforces. Companies use Humanforce to manage everything from time and…

read more

Hospitality / Retail / Technology / Venues

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business