Marking the first time a FIS World Championship has taken place in New Zealand and the first time the disciplines of Freestyle Skiing and Snowboarding have combined at FIS World Championship level, the event has attracted a high calibre field.
A Parade of Nations through Wanaka town centre launch the Championships on Friday followed by a traditional powhiri and official welcome by FIS Council Member Dean Gosper, as well as Championships Patron Juliane Bray, member of the FIS Athletes' Commission.
All the on-snow action takes place from 21st to 31st August at Cardrona Alpine Resort and Snow Park NZ, Lake Wanaka featuring nine events - snowboard slopestyle, snowboard cross, snowboard half-pipe, snowboard parallel slalom and giant slalom, snowboard big air, ski slopestyle, ski cross and ski half-pipe.
Fans around the world can keep track of competitors when all the action kicks off using the latest live scoring technology. The event will feature real time scoring services that are accessible through any mobile phone or web browser. For iPhone users, the native iPhone app, eFAN, will also feature real time scoring for the Junior World Championships and is available from the App Store free of charge. Users can also browse results and start lists from earlier rounds, look up athlete profiles and access results when the event is over.
Virtual spectators can also access the live scoring via the event web site at
www.juniorworldsnz.co.nz or through the live scoring microsite at http://live.eim-solutions.com