TIM CAFE

Born: Invercargill, New Zealand

Home Hill: Coronet Peak

Home Town: Queenstown

Favorite Discipline: Super-G

Favorite Food: Oysters

Tim grew up skiing on Coronet Peak in Queenstown, New Zealand. He raced with the Queenstown Alpine Ski Team (QAST) from age 10 and the NZ Alpine Ski Team from age 17. He competed for NZ at the World Championships in 2009 and 2011 and Vancouver Olympics in 2010; his top result a 31st in the 2011 Super-G.

After retiring from ski racing Tim became a coach and instructor. He has worked for QAST, Aspen Skiing Company, NZ Ski Instructor's Alliance and spent a number of years as personal coach to Alice Robinson, helping develop her from a junior racer to a World Cup podium athlete.

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QUALIFICATIONS  

 

  • NZSIA* Fully certified ski instructor & trainer 2015   

  • NZSIA Alpine Race Coach 2019

  • NZSIA Children's Instructing Certification Level 2 2012  

  • NZSIA Freeski Level One Certification 2012  

  • ISIA* Speedtest Certification 2017

  • ISIA Card Avalanche and Backcountry Guiding Certificate 2018

  • USSA Level 200 Coaches Course 2012  

  • ACI First Aid & CPR with AED Certification 2012  

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing) – University of Otago – 2010  

* NZSIA = New Zealand Ski Instructors Alliance 

* ISIA = International Ski Instructors Association

RACING ACHIEVEMENTS

  • NZ Ski Racing Team 2005-2012

  • 2009 World Championships – 36th Place, Super-G 

  • 2011 World Championships – 31st Place, Super-G 

  • 2010 Vancouver Olympics Super-G – 38th Place, Super-G 

  • 5 time New Zealand National Open Champion; GS, Super-G, Slalom, Overall

  • Nominated as NZ skier of the year 2006-2010 

COACHING

  • Olympic Coach – Alpine Skiing – New Zealand – Pyeongchang 2018

  • World Championships coach 2019 Are, Sweden

  • Coach Alice Robinson – World Junior Champion Giant Slalom 2019

  • Otago provincial Coach of the Year 2019

 

OTHER SKIING ACCOLADES

  • New Zealand Technical Champion 2019

  • Selected New Zealand Technical Team 2019-2023 including Interski 2023 Bulgaria

  • Invited coach for PSIA National Academy 2016 & 2018

  • New Zealand Team Representative to Interski congress 2015

  • 10th Place – ISIA Interski Championship Giant Slalom Race

  • Member of NZSIA International Demo Team 2013-2017, Current

  • Winning team – Aspen Demo Team 2015 World Championships

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