Check in with a local

We’re partnering with Air New Zealand this winter to bring you the best local tips and tricks for skiing and snowboarding in New Zealand. Check back here throughout winter to discover our fun video edits from the land of the long white cloud. Each week we’ll add more #checkinwithalocal content to keep you laughing, sighing and exclaiming as we show you New Zealand’s best skiing and snowboarding gems through the eyes of locals.

Sweet As Bro

Kiwi kids school Aussies on ‘sweet as’ from pineapple lumps to who invented pavlova.

The secret Kiwi ski field

It won’t be a secret much longer. The word is out.

Chairlift Local: Sam Smoothy

Freeride World Tour big mountain skiing legend, Sam Smoothy, reveals his guide to all things Wanaka and Treble Cone.

Chairlift Local: Janina Kuzma

Freeride World Tour big mountain skier and Winter Olympian, Janina Kuzma, reveals her guide to all things Wanaka and Treble Cone.

Ice Driving in New Zealand

We check out the Winter Drive Day at Highlands track at Cromwell and pick up some tips for navigating the Kiwi winter roads.

The Piano Man of Queenstown

AJ from Evolving Rhythms will tear at your heart strings in Queenstown with a piano he rescued from a dump.

Sugar love

Five must eat carb loads in Queenstown

The Kiwi-sential Heli Ski Day

A lake, a boat and a helicopter. It doesn’t get better than this.

Cardrona’s mobile beauty bus

A lunch time ski experience with a difference. Spa up in the carpark at Cardrona.

Heli skiing at Mt Cook

Big peaks, big skiing, big times.

Heli Angels down South

Two girls and a chopper.

Glacier skiing from a fixed wing plane

Is this the best glacier experience ever? We think so.