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We are a small business based, in Wanaka right in the heart of New Zealand ski country. Established in 2008, Ski New Zealand's office currently sits within a short drive of Cardrona and Treble Cone Ski Fields and is just an hour away from Queenstown. Each morning we get our snow report by just popping our heads out the window! When you contact us about your Ski New Zealand package you are talking to people who actually ski here! We can give you the latest and greatest advice on what, where, when, and why.
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There is rarely a question we cannot answer. If it is not a specialty of the ski specialist you are speaking with, it is likely that someone else here will have the answer to your question. When we aren't creating great ski holidays we create coach and self-drive holidays all over New Zealand, so our knowledge of other things to do, where to stay, and how to get there is second to none. We even have options for those who don't want to hit the slopes!

In short, we can make planning your Ski New Zealand package easy.  This will be the simplest ski holiday you have ever had!

Let's meet the team:

Staff list
Chelsea Lodge
Chelsea Lodge

NZ Ski Specialist

If there's one thing Chelsea loves it's adventuring in the outdoors. If you are thinking of giving cross-country skiing a go Chelsea has all the right experience to help.

Favourite mountain in NZ I love Cardrona, it has a little of everything you need for the whole family plus some beautiful views.
Ski or snowboard? I prefer to snowboard but skied until I was 18.
Where is the best apres-ski spot? The Cardrona Hotel, grab a beer and some fries and relax by the fire.
What do you love most about skiing in NZ? The sunrise from the mountains especially when you get above the clouds.
Any specialties you have in ski specifically? Getting safely down the mountain

Make an appointment here to talk to me when it suits you.

Message me: chelsea@nzft.co.nz
Call me: +6432228021
Christina Brockie
Christina Brockie

NZ Ski Specialist

Rather unusually, Christina has experience working with adaptive skiers. This is a pretty neat skill set so if you know anyone that needs a little extra support getting up and down the mountain she is the perfect guide.

Favourite mountain in NZ The Remarkables, Queenstown
Ski or snowboard? Ski
Where is the best apres-ski spot? B Social, Wanaka
What do you love most about skiing in NZ? The freedom of pushing your limits or just cruise and enjoying the scenery
Any specialties you have in ski specifically? I have volunteered with the local adaptive ski groups

Make an appointment here to talk to me when it suits you.

Message me: christina@nzft.co.nz
Call me: +6434430892
Emma Manning
Emma Manning

Product & Marketing Development Manager

If there is something Emma likes it's a little bit of luxury. Finding all the best locations and activities to compliment your time on the slopes is her master skill.

Favourite mountain in NZ Cardrona
Ski or snowboard? Snowboard
Where is the best apres-ski spot? On the mountain at Captains Basin - A Zeffer cider & pizza!
What do you love most about skiing in NZ? How convenient access is to multiple fields
Any specialties you have in ski specifically? Heli-board rider

Call me: +64 3 443 0812
Helena Reimer
Helena Reimer

IT & Systems

Sharing skiing with younger family members is Helena's favourite thing about the New Zealand winter and the mountains here have just the right amount of adventure and terrain to do just that.

Favourite mountain in NZ Cardrona for a fun day with the family, especially now there's more terrain, since the opening of Willows basin
Ski or snowboard? Ski
Where is the best apres-ski spot? Fried Chicken waffles at Rove, Wanaka
What do you love most about skiing in NZ? I love that skiing is an option in our beautiful hometown. A day's skiing is always a mood lifter, and often a chance to get above the clouds. But, it is not the only thing to do here in winter so the pressure to ski is off and we can just enjoy it at leisure. Making the most of those powder days!
Any specialties you have in ski specifically? No, there is nothing "specialty" about my skiing

Message me: helena@nzft.co.nz
Call me: +6434430812
Janette Bagley
Janette Bagley

NZ Ski Specialist

Janette spends most of the winter weekends up the mountain, spectating and supporting her children as they learn new skills and compete in the local racing competitions.

Favourite mountain in NZ Treble Cone
Ski or snowboard? Ski
Where is the best apres-ski spot? Front deck at home or Rippon Vineyard, Wanaka
What do you love most about skiing in NZ? The view from Treble Cone...& taking the boots off at the end of the day!
Any specialties you have in ski specifically? Professional "ski mum"

Make an appointment here to talk to me when it suits you.

Call me: +6432228003
Liz Wilson
Liz Wilson

Sales Manager

Born in Canada this lady loves the snow! Although there is not quite as much here, the temperatures are much warmer and a day out with friends always brings a grin.

Favourite mountain in NZ Treble Cone
Ski or snowboard? Both
Where is the best apres-ski spot? The Cardrona Hotel
What do you love most about skiing in NZ? The contrast between the snow-capped mountains and green valleys below - absolutely stunning scenery.
Any specialties you have in ski specifically? Steep and deep. I really enjoy teaching friends to snowboard, especially the least coordinated ones!

Message me: liz@nzft.co.nz
Call me: +6434430842
Louise Barrett
Louise Barrett

NZ Ski Specialist

Camp mum, Lou, will make sure that everything is well organised for your snow holiday, rentals, transport, ski passes, accommodation and other exciting activities. Lou previously worked up the mountain before she joined us and there is not many questions she can't answer.

Favourite mountain in NZ Treble Cone - I worked there for 3 seasons
Ski or snowboard? Snowboard
Where is the best apres-ski spot? The Cardrona Hotel
What do you love most about skiing in NZ? The wide-open spaces and a challenging mix of terrain for all skill levels.
Any specialties you have in ski specifically? I am no longer able to participate but I have harnassed my skills to be the world's best bag watcher.

Make an appointment here to talk to me when it suits you.

Message me: louise@nzft.co.nz
Call me: +6434430895
Nichole White
Nichole White

NZ Ski Specialist

The winter brings so much excitement to our hometown, Wanaka. From the first proper "dump" of snow that season all the way to Spring we get to immerse ourselves in the energy feeding from the hills that surround us and the people that enjoy them. I would love to help you plan your holiday so you too can get amongst it!

Favourite mountain in NZ Cardrona
Ski or snowboard? Ski
Where is the best apres-ski spot? Wanaka's Lake Bar
What do you love most about skiing in NZ? The incredible views from our amazing resorts and the wide range of activities on and off the slopes!
Any specialties you have in ski specifically? Knowing the best spots for apres ski!

Make an appointment here to talk to me when it suits you.

Call me: +6434430812
Nisse Perry
Nisse Perry

Product Manager

Friends with most of the Cardrona employees, Nisse has learnt about all the best spots for backcountry skiing. In the office she spends her days making sure you, our clients, get the very best deals, pass access, and rental options.

Favourite mountain in NZ Treble Cone for the terrain, or Mt Dobson for a powder day with nobody else around
Ski or snowboard? Snowboard or Splitboard
Where is the best apres-ski spot? The Cardrona Hotel or Lake Ohau Lodge
What do you love most about skiing in NZ? The incredible views and NZ's alpine parrot, the Kea
Any specialties you have in ski specifically? Backcountry touring

Message me: nisseperry@nzft.co.nz
Call me: +6434430812
Product Coordinator
Product Coordinator

Sam Caiger

No stranger to the local mountains, Sam has worked 3 seasons at Treble Cone ski field, so if it's the right kind of pass you need or ideas on the best equipment hire, he's your guy!

Favourite mountain in NZ Treble Cone
Ski or snowboard? Ski
Where is the best apres-ski spot? Treble Cone car park or Lake Bar
What do you love most about skiing in NZ? There's something for everyone! From steep and deep on a TC powder day to cruisey groomer laps at Cardies the next.
Any specialties you have in ski specifically? None - I'm a jack of all trades!

Message me: product@nzft.co.nz
Call me: +64 3 443 0812
Sales Trainer
Sales Trainer

Janice Davies

Like Janice we know you'll love the atmosphere up the mountain. Whatever level you are at you'll see smiles and hear laughter all day.

Favourite mountain in NZ Cardrona
Ski or snowboard? Ski
Where is the best apres-ski spot? In the pub garden by the open fire, at The Cardrona Hotel
What do you love most about skiing in NZ? The chilled atmosphere and everyone having fun - whatever level they are at.
Any specialties you have in ski specifically? I've also been known to dabble in snowshoeing at Snow Farm.

Message me: trainer@nzft.co.nz
Call me: +6434430812
Shelley Ryder
Shelley Ryder

NZ Ski Specialist

If Shelley plans your ski holiday with you then you may just get to share the chair with her one day. She loves the snow and when things are calm in the office and her clients are out there enjoying it she will be sure to take advantage and do the same - good on ya Shelley!

Favourite mountain in NZ It would have to be Ohau
Ski or snowboard? As of last season, I can ski and board, but my skiing is still very rustic!
Where is the best apres-ski spot? The best après would have to be either The Cardrona Hotel or The Arrowtown Tap Room
What do you love most about skiing in NZ? The diverse terrain - for example, the shoots at Treble Cone and the views, of course!
Any specialties you have in ski specifically? I am here to help with anything and have boarded all over the world, so can certainly help you get the best out of your NZ ski holiday.

Make an appointment here to talk to me when it suits you.

Message me: shelley@nzft.co.nz
Call me: +6434430846
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... another way!

Not only does this group of experts know everything about New Zealand ski holidays but they can also help with year-round self drive and coach touring holidays.
So if you fancy a summer vacation or more than just ski explore our New Zealand touring suggestions here.

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