Snow Sports New Zealand has been given a huge funding boost to help strengthen the number of girls and women involved.
At the moment there’s a lack of female coaches, mentors and upcoming athletes, with some admitting they have been given no support and funding is well overdue.
Zoi Sadowski-Synnott is the young Kiwi woman who put Snow Sports New Zealand on top of the world.
And the organisation’s hope of developing more athletes like her has been given a big lift, with an additional $450,000 from Sport NZ to drive an initiative to better support women in the sport.
“Having the accessibility for young kids, who wouldn’t have the opportunity to try snowboarding and skiing otherwise, would be cool,” Sadowski-Synnott told Newshub.
Laura Wotton knows how hard it is to be a female on the slopes.
As a slopestyle skier, she’s been involved in the sport since she was …