Ben Harrington

Ben Harrington (born 13 October 2001) is a New Zealand freestyle skier who specialises in halfpipe.[1] He is representing New Zealand at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.[2]

Ben Harrington
Personal information
Born (2001-10-13) 13 October 2001 (age 21)
Dunedin, New Zealand
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
CountryNew Zealand
SportFreestyle skiing
Coached byLuca Harrington
Greg Harrington
Tom Wilmont


Harrington was born in Dunedin on 13 October 2001, the son of Greg Harrington and Nancy Stout. He is the older brother of Luca Harrington, who won a bronze medal in the boy's halfpipe at the 2020 Winter Youth Olympics. Ben Harrington began skiing when he was 18 months old, and rode his first halfpipe at the age of six. He was educated at Mount Aspiring College in Wānaka, and is now a business student at Massey University.[3]

Harrington made his FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup debut in the 2016–2017 season, with a 36th placing at Copper Mountain in December 2016. In the 2017–2018 season, he was 51st in the World Cup halfpipe rankings. At the FIS Freestyle Junior World Ski Championships at Cardrona Alpine Resort in September 2018, he finished fourth in the halfpipe, before tearing his anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament. He returned to competition in late 2019, and competed in the freeski halfpipe at the 2021 World Championships, placing 15th.[3]


  1. ^ "Ben Harrington". FIS. Retrieved 17 February 2022.
  2. ^ Ben Harrington at the New Zealand Olympic Committee
  3. ^ a b "Ben Harrington". Beijing 2022. Retrieved 17 February 2022.