Meet Liam Richards

The fiercest under 12 free skier you will see out on the park. Do not let his size and age put you off, he knows how to lay it down!

Liam Richards

Find out more about Liam below.

Liam was born while his family was living in Switzerland and was on skis by the age of 2. By the time Liam was 4 years old he was able to ski any run in the families favourite resort!

Being the youngest of 3 boys Liam has spent most of his skiing life following his big brothers wherever they went including through the trees, over bushes, jumps and whatever cliff they could find. So it’s difficult to know exactly when he first started free skiing!

Liams family moved to New Zealand landing on Liam’s 7th birthday in 2015. With his huge passion for snow Liam immediately started 365 lessons at Snowplanet and pulled off a 360 within a few weeks, from there he has never looked back.

As well as skiing Liam loves sailing, football and hanging out with friends which normally includes doing crazy things on the trampoline!


Check out Liam’s results!


Overall winner Under 12 at Nationals
Gold – Halfpipe Junior Nationals
Gold – Slope Style Junior Nationals


Gold – Halfpipe Junior Nationals
Silver – Slope Style Junior Nationals
Bronze – Cardrona Kids Cup Slope Style for his age group


Gold – Cardrona Kids Cup Slope Style for his age group
4th – Slope Style Junior Nationals (Yr3/4 – Liam was Yr3)

We wish him all the best for the up coming season!

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