$15,600 has been allocated to WSSC 2019 Grassroots Recipients.


The Wanaka Ski and Snowsports Club has announced that during winter 2019 52 children will be receiving $300 worth of extra tuition each at Cardrona, Treble Cone or  Snowfarm . The money will be paid directly to the providers for the children to improve their snow sports skills. 


The 2019 Grassroots group covers all snow sports disciplines. It includes forty nine children who want to improve either their alpine skiing techniques,  learn more free ski park and pipe skills , improve their free riding techniques , improve their snowboarding skills plus three children focussing on nordic skate ski technique.


The club will have distributed over $60 thousand to primary school aged children through it's Grassroots program since the programs initiation with 5 children in 2013.


A number of our 2018 Grassroots children represented NZ in USA and Europe in age group and open competitions for alpine racing, freeskiing and snowboarding. Many of our past Grassroots children have been selected in NZ Development Teams for 2019.


There is so much for the children to aspire towards following our clubs 2019 summer achievements of older club members Piera Hudson, Finn Bilous, Craig Murray and new member WFT Junior winner Ronan Thompson.

The Grassroots awards presentation family function was held on 15th June where the children received their certificates and fuel vouchers .

2019 Grassroots Athletes

Nova Arnott, Kaitlyn Bagley, Max Bagley, Amy Benson, Ruby Bull, Sophie Bull, Nico Burrowes, Jalen Carleton, Madison ChambersAxel Chandler, Will Dulin-Shattky, Jared Ferguson, Aiden Fitzpatrick, Luke Gendall, Lucia Georgalli, Olivia Hein, Riley Hein, Charlie Helmore, Olivia Helmore, Jai Horkings, Ziggy Horkings, Olivia Huddlestone, Brooke Hutchison, Kate Hutchison, Matthew Jurczyluk, Thomas Jurczyluk, Zora Legnavsky, Laia Mactaggart, Kezik Magill, Zavia Magill, Bayley McDonald, Cam Melville-Ives, Fin Melville- Ives, Logan Millar, Kazuma Saka, Eva Small, Seb Small, Ben Soper, Sam Soper, Amelia Sramek, Isla Taylor, Zavier Taylor, Sylvia Trotter, Katrina Wallis, Genevieve Wallis, Hugo Weatherall, Lincoln Weatherall, Chloe Willmott, Ella Willmott, Daisy Woods, Dexter Young, Felix Young