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The quiet achiever you need to meet in Queenstown

Like most alpine resort towns with an international airport, Queenstown comes with a plethora of boutique lodges, five star hotels, backpackers, flash packers and...

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...

Coronet Peak adds Wednesday night skiing this season

A wine on hump day is pretty standard, but this winter you can have it mulled, at Coronet Peak. The popular Queenstown ski field...

$50million gondola for Queenstown to Remarkables

Big news in Queenstown today as Alastair Porter from the Porter Group announces plans for a $50million, 9.8km gondola from Queenstown to The Remarkables. The...

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...

5 must do’s in Queenstown this winter

Thinking about heading to Queenstown this winter? Think again. It’s a terrible place, full of delicious restaurants, over 150 licensed establishments packed into just...

Who wants to go heli skiing in New Zealand?

I'm taking over the Southern Lakes Heli Ski Instagram account from July 12 - 18 and will be posting pics from New Zealand daily....

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...

Insider Guide to Queenstown New Zealand from local Damian Chapparo

American expat, Damian Chaparro, is the co-founder of Aro Hā wellness retreat in Glenorchy near Queenstown. The software executive turned yogic entrepreneur runs hiking style...

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 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...

An exclusive look at The Remarkables new base lodge in progress

SnowsBest gets an exclusive pre season tour of the new Remarkables Base Lodge. Will it be ready in time for the season? Ross Lawrence is...

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...

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...

Insiders guide to Methven: Kevin Boekholt

Kevin Boekholt is a heli ski guide. He owns Methven Heli Ski in New Zealand, spends the northern winters guiding for CMH in Canada...

Stan Walker to perform at Coronet Peak

Kiwi singing sensation Stan Walker is set to rock the slopes of Coronet Peak in a one-off performance on the snow. Stan, together with up-and-coming...

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