Skier Miguel Porteous represented New Zealand in halfpipe and slopestyle at the 2014 and 2015 FIS Freeski Junior World Championships. In 2017 he received an invite to compete at X Games Aspen winning the silver medal on debut.

The Christchurch athlete began skiing at the age of three. From his first lessons at Cardrona Alpine Resort and then inspired by a video of a Big Air event in Australia given to him by his grandmother, Miguel now spends close to 200 days of the year on snow.

Miguel achieved a career best result at his first halfpipe World Cup in Copper Mountain, USA in 2016, finishing in 6th place.

Porteous is also a keen surfer, skater and photographer. He is spurred on by his younger brother Nico, who is also a competitive skier.

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