More than 70 athletes representing 10 countries took part with USA, Canada, NZ and many countries throughout Europe in the field for the two events, Giant Slalom (GS) and Slalom.
Day One Competition:
Starting off with the Men’s GS, Australia’s Luc Chevalier from Thredbo finished third behind winner Adam Zampa from Slovakia and Hig Roberts from the USA in 2nd.
Our own Winter Olympian Greta Small launched her campaign in gold, winning over Sabina Majerczyk from Poland. Small backed this up at her home mountain, Hotham Alpine Resort, with a second win in the Slalom taking first place over Majerczyk again and teammate Jessica Haslau from Mt Buller in 3rd.
Day Two Competition:
In the men’s GS, Zampa was once again in front with Mattias Roenngren from Sweden in 2nd and Australia’s Ross Peraudo from Perisher placing 3rd.
In the Women’s GS events it was a fierce competition with top places juggling from the day before. Finishing off in 1st was New Zealand’s Piera Hudson followed by Aussie Greta Small in 2nd. She was joined by teammate Jessica Haslau from Mt Buller in 3rd.
On to the Slalom event and strong Giant Slalom performer Majerczyk finished in 1st with Australia’s Haslau backing up her 3rd place GS performance to take 2nd in the overall Women’s Slalom. Elise Chauvel from the USA was in 3rd.
In the Men’s Slalom, Zampa from Slovakia again took the crown of gold ahead of US teammates Hig Roberts and Nolan Kasper. The first Australian to place on day two was Ross Peraudo in 11th position.
The Australia New Zealand Continental Cup event now heads to Coronet Peak in New Zealand with overall discipline (GS, SL) winners securing their own world cup spot for the upcoming Northern Hemisphere season.