New Zealand Alpine Ski Team

         

                    

Lucy Says..
JUCY is excited to be the driving force getting the New Zealand Alpine Ski Team up the mountains for 2011. Go team, go! xx

About
14 of New Zealand’s fastest alpine skiers have been named to the 2011 New Zealand Alpine Ski Team. Led by 2010 Olympians Ben Griffin and Tim Cafe, the squad consists of 9 men and 5 women from across the country.

Between them, the ski team currently holds all eight New Zealand Championship open titles, as well as eight of the ten Australia New Zealand Cup titles.

         

 

 
Links and More Information


Twitter : @nzskiteam
Website : click here

JUCY Blog Entries
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Introduction
- New Zealand Ski Team are in full swing preparing for the Winter Games

 
 
 
 

  



   Ben Griffin

    1. How long have you been skiing for?
    20 years

    2. Hobbies other than hitting the slopes?
    Music, Coffee and getting outside.

    3. What’s your career highlight?
    2010 Winter Olympian

    4. What is your favourite holiday destination in NZ?
    It’s too hard to pick!

    5. Where do you call home?
    Ohakune, Mt Ruapehu

    6. If you were a superhero, who would you be?
    Silver Surfer

    7. What is your guilty pleasure?
    Whiskey

    8. Favourite quote?
    “Don’t eat yellow snow” – Grant Stockman

   9. Describe yourself in three words
    Happy, Hungry, Skier

   
   
   Tim Cafe
  

   1. How long have you been skiing for?
   21 of my 23 years

   2. Hobbies other than hitting the slopes?
   Gym, ice skating, chatting and philosophizing.

   3. What’s your career highlight?
   It's a tie - 38th in Vancouver 2010 Olympic Super-G
   and 31st at 2011 World Champs Super-G

   4. What is your favourite holiday destination in NZ?
   I can't say Queenstown since I live there...so, Nelson.

   5. Where do you call home?
   Queenstown

   6. If you were a superhero, who would you be?
   Super Mario

   7. What is your guilty pleasure?
   Honestly? Beer.

   8. If I say “Kiwi” you say …?
   No, it's not a fruit; it's a bird! (too much time overseas)
 
   9. Favourite quote?
   "We shall never surrender!" - Winston Churchill

   10. Describe yourself in three words.
   Passionate, quirky, intense.
 

   


   Taylor Rapley
  
   1. How long have you been skiing for?
   since I was 4... 16 years

   2. Hobbies other than hitting the slopes?
   Riding bikes, playing in the outdoors... love the ocean and water
   When there is know snow, been near the ocean is the next best thing.

   3. What’s your career highlight?
   3rd Junior US Nationals, Super G.

   4. What is your favourite holiday destination in NZ?
   Gisborne is where my Mum is from. Its beautiful and completely different
   to my normal surroundings for many reasons, one, its warm and two, it
   has the ocean and most lovely beaches and people.

   5. Where do you call home?
   Queenstown!

   6. If you were a superhero, who would you be?
   I don't know enough Super Heroes to make that call... but if there were
   such thing as a magic unicorn sparkly jumping fairy superhero, thats
   what I'd want to be.

   7. What is your guilty pleasure?
   Chocolate and lollies....sugar hang over.

   8. Favourite quote?
   What would you do if you knew you could not fail?

   9. Describe yourself in three word.
   That I can not answer.. I'm still learning more about my self but today I
   learnt I am EXCITED about the snow falling from the sky.

   

 
    Andrew Wylie
 
   1. How long have you been skiing for?
   Since I was 5

   2. Hobbies other than hitting the slopes?
   Surfing, Wakeboarding, Waterskiing

   3. What’s your career highlight?
   Competing at 3 World Junior Championships
   Best result 35th in Slalom & 38th in Super G

   4. What is your favourite holiday destination in NZ?
   Queenstown

   5. Where do you call home?
   Queenstown

   6. If you were a superhero, who would you be?
   Batman

   7. What is your guilty pleasure?
   Apart from the obvious......Cider

   8. If I say “Kiwi” you say …?
   Eats roots and leaves

   9. Favourite quote?
   If you're not first - you're last

   10. Describe yourself in three words
   Resplendant, ravishing and exquisite

 

 




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