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Meet the New Zealand team

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 love everything about the snow, snowboarding and the beautiful New Zealand mountains. My top ski tip is 'don't take a skateboard on a ski slope'.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Louise Barrett
Louise Barrett

I am originally from Australia and when I first hit the slopes of New Zealand I was forced into a hideous pair of pink ski overalls, bright enough to warn others of my impending high speed uncontrolled arrival...however, I quickly became a pretty good snowboarder and have since mastered the local fields! 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

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

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

Emma Bradley
Emma Bradley

Winter - is any season better? The correct answer is no. I love getting cosy by the log fire with a steaming cup of hot chocolate and a good book, looking outside at New Zealand's stunning winter landscape, fresh snow on the mountains and crisp, clear blue skies. If you're a winter fiend like me, an NZ ski holiday should definitely be on your list!

Email: emma@nzft.co.nz
DDI: +64 3 222 8017
Email: emma@nzft.co.nz
DDI: +64 3 222 8017

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

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
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
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

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