The Minister for Sport and Recreation believes it's unlikely New Zealand will ever host a Winter Olympics.
That's despite 16-year-olds Zoi Sadowski-Synnott and Nico Porteous each clinching bronze on Thursday - breaking our 26-year medal drought.
- NZ snowboarder Zoi Sadowski-Synnott wins big air bronze medal
- NZ freeskier Nico Porteous wins halfpipe bronze medal
Grant Robertson is in Pyeongchang, and told Newshub the Games would be a mammoth undertaking.
"It's a huge event, and while I'd love to think that New Zealand would be able to host it, I think we've got to be realistic about whether or not we can do that.
"But there's enormous other opportunities - we have the Winter Games down in the Queenstown-Wanaka area each year."
Mr Robertson says he's beaming from ear-to-ear after the success of the two teens.
"I just hope this really inspires young New Zealanders to then be thinking, I could do what Zoi and Nico have done today."
He says the opportunity is there.
"We've got a really good programme backing snow sports in New Zealand."