Westlake Girls High School offers the opportunity for competitive skiers and snowboarders to represent the school at the Auckland and North Island Championships.
Snow sports is largely reliant on and driven by parents. It is offered to all ages and ability levels in skiing, freestyle skiing and snowboarding.
If you are interested in an event, please discuss it with us in the Sports Department.
2019 Secondary Schools Events calendar
|Secondary School’s Ski and Snowboard Championships||Thursday 13 June 2019||Wednesday 5 June 2019 Snowplanet, Silverdale|
|North Island Skiing Championships||Monday 16 Sept – Wednesday 18 Sept 2019||Turoa Ski Field, Ohakune, Mt Ruapehu|
|North Island Snowboarding Championships||Monday 23 Sept – Wednesday 25 Sept 2019||Turoa Ski Field, Ohakune, Mt Ruapehu|
If you are interested in entering any competitions, please contact:
April Ieremia at firstname.lastname@example.org
Programmes - Westlake 365 Training at Snowplanet
Term 2 High Flyer Schools Snow Sports Programme
If you are keen to learn how to ski or snowboard, or you want to improve your skills, this eight week programme at Snow Planet is for you. Held from 8 May to 26 June the High Flyer programme groups students according to ability. To find out more, check out the flyer.
265 Ski Race Programme
Snow Planet holds a series of race programmes from entry-level to advanced over Term 2. The 10-week programme aims to help skiers become competitive racers through technical skill development. More information here
Largest WGHS ski team hits the slopes
Westlake Girls sent its largest ski team to the 2019 North Island Ski Championship at Mt Ruapehu in September, with 11 Juniors and 2 Seniors competing in the Giant Slalom at Whakapapa.
The planned date for the event, 16 September, was postponed due to high winds but that only made way for a sublime weather two days later. Westlake was fortunate to be allowed to enter three teams this year, giving more students the opportunity to participate and build the enthusiasm for the future … and they did. Mrs Field and Ms Ieremia were very proud of the team.
Top skier: Greta Pilkington finished 16/106 competitors
Top Junior: Claudia Pilkington finished 30/138 competitors
Harriet Gowing finished 31/138 competitors
Overall Team: Westlake 1 finished 18 of 108 teams
Coco Mauger and Isabella Wickham are representing Westlake Girls at the North Island Snowboarding Champs at Turoa at the end of September.
Bronze medal in ski champs
Sian Allan (pictured) competed in the Girant Slalom event at the North Island Secondary School Ski Champs in 2018. Postponements of the event int he first two days due to poor weather meant that a longer than usual course of 23 was set the 215 competitors in the senior men's and women's division.
Sian had a fantastic race in challenging conditions to place third out of the 106 senior women competing.