Book your NZ 2021 ski trip now and pay later –...

This year is definitely the year to plan ahead, ready, willing and able to hit the slopes of New Zealand in 2021. Expect some crazy...

How to predict the coming southern winter season snowfall…

Can't decide where to book for the upcoming ski season? Have you asked the moon? How about your next door neighbours dog? Sam Pullos...

Be warned, the Sofa Ski Camp will make you a better...

Austrian ski instructors scare me. All that extreme schussing and turning perfection drilled into them from their qualification days in a country where skiing...

The Rees Hotel Queenstown’s deal for SnowsBest readers

The luxury Rees Hotel Queenstown on the shores of Lake Wakatipu is rewarding you just for reading SnowsBest. I love a luxury hotel at the...

Stuck in a ski rut? Sofa Ski Camp can fix that

I am the ultimate intermediate skier with really bad habits - or so I found out when I enrolled into Klaus Mair’s Sofa Ski...

Camp in an ‘igloo’ and ski tour New Zealand’s backcountry

A Geo Dome Heli Camp has been set up in the McKerrow Range as a base for guided ski touring activities over winter and...

That time I had a cocktail named after me, twice.

Drinking comes with the ski territory but some drinks are better than others. Rachael Oakes-Ash discovers a bespoke cocktail bar in Aspen where no...

NZ’s next level cat skiing – with a side of Amisfield...

There's something about Soho Basin, the wide rolling basins of premium untouched snow behind Cardrona on New Zealand's South Island. With spectacular mountain views...

7 things to love about flying to Queenstown airport to ski

Really, we could make this entire blog post about the views, the vistas, the landscape. Is there any other airport as stunning as Queenstown? You...

Insiders guide to Wanaka: Hamish Acland

He's a professional skier, magazine publisher, entrepreneur and global brand developer. Meet Wanaka resident Hamish Acland publisher of NZ Skier and the name behind...

The Rees: The Queenstown hotel you’ll never, ever want to leave

Endless, gorgeous lake views. Lush hotel rooms with all the little touches. A lobby that’s straight out of the pages of a magazine. I’d only...

Live like a gazillionaire in Wanaka from $210 a night

Some days my job sucks. Today is not one of them. I am writing this from my villa on the outskirts of Wanaka in New...

New Zealand’s secret ski field you need to know about

I had heard rumours of an active volcano in New Zealand that doubled as a ski field long before I saw it for myself....

World first heli ski wellness retreat

New Zealand's luxury Aro-Ha Wellness Retreat on the shores of Lake Wakatipu in Glenorchy just upped the heli ski ante this southern winter by...

New chairlift for Porters

Porters Ski Area announced today the installation of a new four-seater chairlift to replace its first T-bar. It will be the closest chairlift to...

Sophie Luther’s Insider Guide to Wanaka New Zealand

British expat, Sophie Luther, moved to the lakeside ski town of Wanaka in New Zealand's South Island for her dream job. Little did she...

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