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Meet the New Zealand team

Laura Havill
Laura Havill

Constantly travelling for 10 years can take its toll - for me it meant no winter for the past 4 years! I am back in New Zealand and cannot wait to hit up the slopes again this winter. I'll be strapping back into my boots and saying hello to my old and faithful friend, snow! Take a breath - can you smell that? It's the promise of snowy, wintry fun, just waiting for you to arrive.

Email: lhavill@nzft.co.nz
DDI: +64 3 443 0847


Natalie DeCaro
Natalie DeCaro

Born and bred in Canada. British Columbia to be precise. So, if I chose to move to Wanaka and New Zealand then the skiing must be fun! Having worked and spent time up at Cardrona I can dabble in both skiing and boarding. As you can see in my profile shot I’m not a fan of the bright coloured ski gear instead preferring to hit the slopes in stealth mode. My favourite ski tip - 'speed beats style'.

Email: natalie@nzft.co.nz
DDI: +64 3 443 0845


Laura Davidson
Laura Davidson

Well I am an awesome snowboarder! Not that I fly off cliffs or anything which is good because I need to come to work to arrange all those wonderful ski and winter holidays for you guys. I am also the world’s only 'snow skateboarder' - my special piece of equipment in the picture is a world first. My top ski tip is 'don't take a skateboard on a ski slope'.

Email: laura@nzft.co.nz
DDI: +64 3 443 0894


Shelley Ryder
Shelley Ryder

I love the snow and you will find me snowboarding most of the winter. I love planning ski and winter holidays as this is something I am very passionate about. Holiday being the key word – in Queenstown and Wanaka there is so much to do even in winter so using my knowledge to make sure you have a great time is what I do best. My top ski tip – save money on a gym membership – just run down the magic carpet!

Email: shelley@nzft.co.nz
DDI: +64 3 443 0846


Kelly Ah Kiau
Kelly Ah Kiau

I will never forget my first time on the snow, straight down a blue run on skis with my boyfriend laughing behind me - I was terrified! Fear quickly turned to adoration and my love affair with snow has gone from strength to strength. In the winter you'll find me out exploring unknown winter hiking trails, starting an epic snowball fight or curling up in front of the fire with a cup of hot chocolate.

Email: kelly@nzft.co.nz
DDI: +64 3 222 8018

Jane Zwerrenz
Jane Zwerrenz

I am almost a professional snowboarder…. No it is not one of those new hover boards it is a snow board. I am originally from Germany, but have lived in Wanaka for many years. It’s the combination of great skiing, NZ's alpine playground and of course my wonderful boss that makes this the place for me. My top ski tip is - 'you go much faster when your board doesn't touch the snow'.

Email: janez@nzft.co.nz
DDI: +64 3 443 0896


Christina Brockie
Christina Brockie

I have been skiing since I could walk. I love speed so when it comes to the slopes I prefer to race down the hill rather than busting out tricks in the park. I have attempted Snowboarding, but after several bumps and bruises, I decided to stick to the Skis. I have also spent time volunteering with Adaptive Snow Sports, helping people with disabilities experience the freedom of snow sports. My top ski tip - If you ain't fallin', you ain't haulin!'

Email: christina@nzft.co.nz
DDI: +64 3 443 0892


Alarna Dwyer
Alarna Dwyer

What can I say? I'm a ski bum at heart - is there a better feeling than waking up to a crisp, cold, blue-skied mountain morning after snow has fallen overnight, covering everything in a sparkling white blanket? I think there is not. I live for winter and that first breath of winter chill is the best day of the year in my books!

Email: alarna@nzft.co.nz
DDI: +64 3 222 8013

Louise Barrett
Louise Barrett

I am originally from Australia and got made to wear those pink dungarees when I first hit the slopes to warn others of my impending high speed uncontrolled arrival. However, I quickly became a pretty bloody good snowboarder. In my profile shot I am demonstrating a little-known technique to aid braking - open your mouth as wide as you can, scream, and look like you're playing basketball - all at the same time! Seriously though – I can help you plan a great ski trip, I know the ins and outs of the ski fields - just don't get any ski fashion advice from me!

Email: louise@nzft.co.nz
DDI: +64 3 443 0895


Salli Smith
Salli Smith

I am a cautious skier, but that doesn't make me any less enthusiastic. I hopped on skis for the first time ever last season and loved it! I can’t wait for the bluebird days and awesome views of next season. I also like to wear bright yellow pants in case I get lost - both fashionable and forward thinking! What more could you want in a Ski Specialist? Give me a call today!

Email: salli@nzft.co.nz
DDI: +64 3 222 8012


Annelise Radford
Annelise Radford

I grew up in Queenstown and learnt to ski as a young child. I should practically be professional by now - but sadly - several years spent in sunnier climates has meant a lapse in technique. I’m back for good now though, and can't wait to get on the slopes this season! With my inside local knowledge that only comes from growing up in the area I can plan your ideal ski holiday. Give me a call today!

Email: annelise@nzft.co.nz
DDI: +64 3 443 0890


Lauren Nevill
Lauren Nevill

I grew up in the South Island of New Zealand so the mountains were at my back door. I have done a fair bit of skiing in my young years but a few years away in Ireland and a couple of kids later I have spent more time chasing my boys around. But that's all about to change now that I am back home and can't wait to hit the slopes with my two boys this winter! My local knowledge and expertise mean you can be sure you’re in good hands when we plan your ski holiday with me. Give me a call today!

Email: lauren@nzft.co.nz
DDI: +64 3 222 8002


Narissa Phipps
Narissa Phipps
Growing up in the UK, I spent most of my holidays at the beach, so my first taste of winter was last year when I settle in Wanaka and got to experience Treble Cone and Cardorna for the first time. I Can’t believe what I have been missing out on I absolutely loved my first ski season and can’t wait for many more.  It is exciting that I now live in a place where skiing is possible in the winter.

Email: narissa@nzft.co.nz
DDI: +64 3 443 0844

Erynn Bell
Erynn Bell
At the tender age of 3 years old, my mother strapped skis to my feet and enrolled me in vigorous ski lessons, just like my grandfather had done with her many years before. After taking a hiatus from winter whilst living in Austin, Texas I spent a season working up at Cardrona Alpine Resort and spending every day on snow, my passion was reignited. I can’t wait to share this passion with you and help you create the perfect New Zealand Ski Holiday!

Email:
erynn@nzft.co.nz
DDI: +64 3 443 0842

Sara Jones
Sara Jones

Skied mostly in North America since the age of 8, I switched to snowboarding at age 16 (all the cool kids were doing it!) I am also a trained snowboard instructor but my knees and butt can no longer handle the hard pack! The first winter season that I spent in New Zealand was the first time I had put skis back on for almost 10 years and I have not looked back since. My dream is to visit Japan and ski the famous Japow but for now the challenging terrain at Treble Cone keeps me busy during the winter season.

Email: sjones@nzft.co.nz
DDI: +64 3 222 8016


Joanna Bulluss
Joanna Bulluss

I have been lucky enough to spend two years in Canada and was able to sample incredible dry, fluffy POW on offer in the North. Now I'm in New Zealand and after my spectacularly unsuccessful attempt at snowboarding in the Remarkables, I will be back on my skis this winter, carving up the mountains at every chance I get!

Email: joanna@nzft.co.nz
DDI: +64 3 222 8021