The SBINZ Snowboard Tech Team selection ran over two days in Wanaka in October with selectors Keith Stubbs, Claire Dooney, Paul Philip and Ben Clarbrough. The crew of 17 who came along to try out were asked to present on snow whilst showing their ability to ride with versatility; produce a 2-3 minute video on a given topic to be recorded in one take; present for 15-20 minutes in teams on something concerning the future of SBINZ and a one-to-one interview.

The quality of the field was high and in the end a team of 8 was selected to form the new team: Kristy Bishop; Luke Gillett; James Howe; Kain Mcwaters; Jamie Middelton; Billy Roberts; Ellie Tresidder and Rich Waldie. The team will first focus on producing new educational resources for members and delivering development days before looking towards preparing for the next interski in 2027.