Kiwi bronze medallist Nico Porteous said he can't wait to get his hands on a pie and admitted to having a sore neck after arriving at Auckland Airport today with fellow members of the New Zealand team.
Porteous and snowboarder Zoi Sadowski-Synnott, the first New Zealanders to win medals at the Games since 1992, arrived back in the country today from South Korea.
Rosehill College performed an official Karanga from local Iwi for the team.
16-year-old Porteous said the welcome was "incredible, really insane"
"I think it's not going to sink in for at least a month, but I'm going to keep being myself and continue to work hard and keep skiing," he said.
"It will be a day that will stay with us for a long time."
Porteous, who finished third in the freeski halfpipe final, said both he and fellow teen Sadowski-Synnott had sore necks from wearing their medals.
"We both have very sore necks from the medals but it's a good thing to have a sore neck from."
"I'm gonna have a pie, I'm gonna go have a steak and pepper pie, I haven't had a pie in at least a month, so I'm pretty desperate," he added.
Sadowski-Synnott added she can't wait to get to the South Island and celebrate with friends.
"I'm excited to get down to Wanaka and see my friends and family," she said,
"I'm so excited to get back to snowboarding in a week and I don't think it will feel any different, it's just a snowboarding"
Sadowski-Synnott and Porteous, will attend a presentation this morning at the New Zealand Olympic Committee.
Sadowski-Synnott created history by winning bronze at the women's Big Air final. The Wanaka 16-year-old became the second New Zealander, behind slalom skier Annelise Coberger, to win a winter medal.
Coberger won silver in 1992 at Albertville, France. It's been a 26-year wait for a follow-up but Sadowski-Synnott produced outstanding form to nail a place on the podium.
Porteous last week admitted he was so nervous he vomited multiple times before starting his run, could hardly believe it when he scored 94.8 on his second attempt in the men's halfpipe freeski. The score was good enough for him to claim bronze and making Pyeongchang New Zealand's most successful Winter Olympics.
With mouth agape and hands on head in shock, Porteous was clearly stunned - and overjoyed - at his performance.
"I'm actually quite surprised I didn't pass out," Porteous laughed.
"That was insane to see that score come up on the board, I couldn't take that smile off my face the whole way up the chairlift."
New Zealand finished 26th on the medal table, tied with Spain.
Along with the two bronze medals, the New Zealand team also had three fourth placings and a fifth. That's an impressive six top-five finishes, four more than in Sochi at the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Eight years ago in Vancouver not one Kiwi finished in the top 10 in an event.