Insider guide to Wanaka: Camilla Stoddart

Adventure photographer Camilla Rutherford (nee Stoddart) first fell in love with Wanaka in 2001 and has permanently resided in Wanaka for the past five years....

Locals that Love Queenstown & Wanaka: Elysia Gibb

Elysia Gibb has come a long way from sleeping in a tent at Treble Cone to feed her snow addiction. She now has one...

How Wanaka stole one Aussie’s soul

Tori Beattie reveals her affair with Wanaka. You know that one drop-dead gorgeous friend who’s good at everything and boldly proclaims so to anyone who’ll...

Heli ski and surf on the same day in NZ

Alpine Adventures launches a heli-ski and surf tour in New Zealand's South Island. Your ski/board bag is about to get tight. Pack your surf board...

Three ski breakfasts and an apres dinner in New Zealand

Four of the best food joints in the ski areas of New Zealand's South Island to put on your foodie list. A lot has changed...

The Aussie who calls Treble Cone her home mountain

Big Mountain Freeride World Tour skier Nat Segal calls Treble Cone, New Zealand her winter home. Here she writes for snowsbest. I first started skiing...

The Kiwi ski field offering Aussies only programme

Turoa at Mt Ruapehu has developed a school holiday programme specifically for Aussies - 'the aussie holiday crew' Australian kids skiing and boarding at Mt...

Single and ready to chairlift mingle

SnowsBest sent a guy and a girl to Coronet Peak's Chairlift Date Night to find love. this is what they came back with. You might...

First ‘smart hotel’ in New Zealand opens in Queenstown

New Zealand’s first fully ‘smart’ hotel has opened its doors in the heart of Queenstown. MIPAD Holdings Ltd has opened mi-pad Queenstown, a next generation,...

The ultimate luxe ski house in Wanaka, New Zealand

There are times when my job as a travel journalist simply rocks. Those moments when the silver spoon you longed to be born with...

When helicopters and snow don’t mix

We heard the chopper blades before we saw them, the ominous sound of whirring air that signals the change in someone's life circumstance. Helicopters...

Coronet Peak breaks spring snow records

Coronet Peak in New Zealand receives over three metres of snowfall in 2015 with more to come. The latest Southerly blast brings snow conditions to...

Overnight winter cruise launches at Milford Sound

Fiordland’s luxury cruise operator Fiordland Discovery is preparing to launch Milford Sound’s only overnight winter cruise.  The boutique cruise operator – which offers unrivalled access...

Is this the coolest landing bag in the southern hemisphere?

NZ Snow Sports Athletes Focus on Progression with New Landing Bag to be Installed at Cardrona.  New Zealand's elite skiers and snowboarders will be working hard...

Treble Cone to open this Friday

Treble Cone received 22cm of new snow at the top of the Home Basin last night, more at the top of the Saddle Basin,...

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...

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