Crankworx Rotorua Slopestyle in Memory of McGazza

Crankworx Rotorua Slopestyle in Memory of McGazza



2017 winner: Nicholi Rogatkin

The Triple Crown of Slopestyle‘s first stop begins with an airborne symphony of flips and whips through the Redwoods of Skyline Rotorua Gravity Park.  New Zealand’s grand master of the discipline, Kelly McGarry, and his building partner, Tom Hey, designed and built one of the best slopestyle courses in the world before McGarry passed away in 2016. The event was renamed in his honour.

The Rotorua event is a special one for many reasons. Like every Crankworx slopestyle, it is the marquee event of the festival but this particular event also marks the season opener for the Crankworx Slopestyle World Tour, and the launch of the Triple Crown of Slopestyle. The rider who places first in the Crankworx Rotorua Slopestyle in Memory of McGazza launches a quest among the upper echelon of the FMB to secure three Crankworx slopestyle titles in a single year.

There are four slopestyle events. It only takes three to win. The Triple Crown has never been awarded.

All four events in the quest for the Triple Crown of Slopestyle are broadcast LIVE on all your devices exclusively on Red Bull TV. The are also LIVE on and

Missed the broadcast? A replay will be up  CWX TV and Crankworx YouTube. The full broadcast replay will also be on Red Bull TV for the duration of the season.





Wednesday March 21
11:30am - 3:30pm Training Skyline
Thursday March 22
12:00pm - 4:00pm Training Skyline
Friday March 23
11:00am - 6:00pm Training Skyline
Saturday March 24
9:00am - 11:30am Training Skyline
11:30am - 2:30pm Webcast Slopestyle Finals Skyline

Event Information & Formats

Registration: By invitation only. The top eight from the 2017 FMB overall rankings are guaranteed entry into all four Crankworx slopestyle competitions. In addition, any rider who has been on a Crankworx podium in the past three years was invited to participate, along with any former Crankworx champion. Invitations are also issued to the next top-8 riders in the 2018 FMB World Tour rankings.

2017 Rider lineup


Course: Designed and built by Tom Hey and Kelly McGarry, the course sits in Skyline Rotorua Gravity Park.

Prize money:
Pro men: