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Ski and Snow

Winter 2021

The Biggest Ski and Snowboarding magazine in the Southern Hemisphere. NEW ZEALAND SKI & SNOWBOARDING MAGAZINE is the leading Ski and Snowboard Magazine in New Zealand. NEW ZEALAND SKI & SNOWBOARDING MAGAZINE provides a concentrated and active access to a niche market. NEW ZEALAND SKI & SNOWBOARDING MAGAZINE provides an informative, entertaining and objective insight into the varied world and lifestyle that is skiing and snowboarding in New Zealand.

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New Zealand
Pacific Media Ltd
1 Issues

in this issue

2 min
silverstar mountain resort

Part of British Columbia’s Monashee Mountain range SilverStar is a mountain resort unlike any other. Up here the snow is natural and abundant, and the terrain is vast and varied. It’s the perfect playground for those who love winter sports or those that just love winter. With activities both on and off the slopes, our welcoming ski-in/ski-out village is the perfect place for the ultimate mountain escape. And while we may be a big mountain with a tonne of fun things to do, it’s our welcoming, friendly nature that keeps guests smiling. It’s real… And it’s magnificent! 100% all-natural snow that comes down in light, fluffy flakes to the tune of 7 metres or 23 feet of annual snowfall. All this makes for incredible skiing and riding. Combined with a lack…

2 min
the hand-made ski people

2015 Myoko, Japan: somewhere in the remote backcountry Toby had an idea. Although loving the abundance of fresh powder, he felt that the skis he was ripping on were good… but could be so much better. "Don't get me wrong. The well-known ski brands are awesome. They're what most of us grow up on, learn on and build our love of skiing on. They’re absolutely great – but there’s more on offer." Once home, Toby started researching alternatives and soon discovered a number of micro-ski companies he wanted to talk to. He began making contact with them and was quickly swept up with their shared enthusiasm and passion for making skis. These skis were different though – they had a soul, much like their makers, and have been attracting attention for their…

9 min
regions: central plateau

MT RUAPEHU Combined, both Whakapapa and Tūroa comprise the largest ski area in New Zealand, totalling approx. 1500ha. Given the fields’ natural occurrence on a volcano – and an active one at that – and that it is formed by solidified lava, the terrain is like no other and lends itself perfectly to natural bowls, wind lips and half pipes, with a vast number of cliffs and drop offs. This makes skiing and boarding across both Whakapapa and Tūroa ski fields some of the most exhilarating the Southern Hemisphere has to offer. Mt Ruapehu itself rises from the Central Plateau alongside neighbouring peaks of Mt Ngauruhoe and Mt Tongariro. It is topped by three peaks, with a volcanic crater nestled amongst them. The crater, filled with water, remains active, releasing puffs of…

2 min
finn bilous

Skiing in New Zealand is a relatively small sport at the professional and semi-professional level, and it does not take long to know pretty much everyone. Four or five years ago we started working with Finn. He is one of the real characters of New Zealand skiing and a really great guy to work with. But more than that he is a huge talent. In 2016, at the age of 16, Finn won two medals for NZ at the Youth Olympic Winter Games in Oslo. Finn won the Breakthrough Season category at the 2016 Snow Sports NZ Annual Awards and was a finalist for the Emerging Talent award at the 2017 Hallberg Awards. Finn was then named to the NZ team to compete at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in…

8 min
regions: canterbury

MT HUTT With a new 8 seater planned for this year, you will now have greater access to the wide open terrain of Mt Hutt. With three chairlifts and two surface lifts covering the 365 hectares, there’s loads of accessible terrain for all levels and plenty of off-piste lines for advanced skiiers. Mt Hutt has been voted NZ’s best ski resort six years running at the World Ski Awards. There are multiple terrain parks for different ability levels. Part of the Superpass which gives you access to ski at Coronet Peak, The Remarkables or Mt Hutt ski areas. Locale: One of the closest ski fields to Christchurch airport, only an hour and a half drive away and only half an hour from Methven. Season: June 11th – October 17th Ticket prices at time of printing…

14 min
ski for trees

In May 2020 I presented an ambitious idea to a crowd of about 300 enthusiastic Queenstown based ski tourers. That idea was to plant 20,000 trees by climbing 20,000 vertical metres in the pursuit of skiing. By the end of the 2020 New Zealand winter Ski for Trees, and the projects’ generous donators, had funded the planting of over 100,000 native trees towards permanent reforestation in Madagascar where they are desperately needed - 5 times the initial goal, creating over 1000 fair wage employment days which has helped to save lives and break the poverty cycle that drives the deforestation. So to achieve this I just setup a donation page, went skiing, and triumphantly posted on social media about saving the world whilst righteously dodging my responsibilities as a new parent, right…?…