Some of New Zealand's best snow sport exponents - along with competitors from around the world - have been carving up the slopes on the Southern Alps in the Winter Games over the past week.
The athletes - and the fans - have been loving the conditions, but a heavy dumping of snow forecast to move across Central Otago today and tomorrow could mean some competitions are halted.
The games have drawn 826 snow sport athletes and ice hockey players from 35 countries.
Competitors have had a string of beautiful days, but that will change today as a storm moves east over the country bringing snow to the south and heavy rain to central parts of New Zealand.
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The southerlies and snow would cause blizzard conditions in higher parts of the South Island, the MetService said.
Winter Olympics bronze medallist Nico Porteous competed in the Junior Freestyle Ski Halfpipe heat yesterday and went big, aware the forecast could scuttle the finals.
"I like to qualify in the top spot just in case we don't get a finals."
He led the field after his first run with a score of 92.2, then nailed some complex tricks on his second run to score 95.6, putting him in a comfortable lead.
The games finish next weekend.