Congratulations to our 2021 Snowsports Heroes
Pictured Left: Most Outstanding Snowboarder of the Year – Harriet Gowing
Right: Most Outstanding Skier of the Year – Claudia Pilkington
2022 WGHS Snowsports
Snowboarding is on a high at Westlake Girls after winning 12 medals (7 golds) at the Auckland Secondary Schools Championship for the first time in Westlake Girls Snowsports history. Harriet Gowing was instrumental in the current champions success winning 5 golds and the Girls competition.
Each year the Ski and Snowboard teams compete in the Auckland and North Island Secondary Schools Championships and last year Snowsports program included a weeklong camp at Cardrona Ski Field near Wanaka during the July school holidays. Students trained with some of the country’s top coaches each morning refining their technique and race pace before freestyling in the afternoons. The magnificent blue bird days were a majestic backdrop as the students readied themselves perfectly for the North Island Secondary Schools Championships.
Snowplanet Courses for Westlake Girls
Starting at the end of April, Snowplanet runs courses for the Westlake Girls Ski and Snowboarders which last for 10 weeks each term. The time and dates vary from term to term; however, the courses are designed for racers/competitor and not beginners. Course information will be sent to those who have registered for WGHS Snowsports. To join the Westlake Girls Snowsports team and make sure you don’t miss out. Just complete the registration form found on the Tab to the right.
Photo: 2021 WGHS Snowsports Team at Cardrona Ski Field
2022 Secondary Schools Events Calendar
|Thursday 9 June||Auckland Secondary Schools Snowboarding Championship||Snowplanet, Silverdale|
|Thursday 23 June||Auckland Secondary Schools Ski Championship||Snowplanet, Silverdale|
|TBC (July School Holidays)||Cardona Snowsports Camp||
Cardrona and Wanaka
|Sunday 18 September – Wednesday 21 September||North Island Secondary Schools Ski Championship||Whakapapa, Mt Ruapehu|
|Monday 26 September – Wednesday 28 September||North Island Secondary Schools Snowboarding Championship||Turoa, Mt Ruapehu|