A quick vertical rise of 450 meters using Skyline's gondola
The best time of year to get snow at low levels is during August and early September.
5 minute boot pack to the snow line from the gondola
Quick boot pack to a point where we are happy to transition to touring mode.
Skins poles and a split transition... Don't forget to turn on your trancever!
Now comes the time to become in touch with your surroundings as you skin into the mountains. Keep in mind we have only walked from Queenstown center 20 minutes ago. We are very excited to see the snow line so low and anxious to see what we might find.
People ask me why skin up when you can go to a resort and catch a lift?
untracked powder lines as far as the eye can see with a true understanding of the surroundings... a better sense of belonging
Backside of Bowen Peak, almost at the summit
At this point it is good practice to keep in view of your party, NZ conditions can change quickly..
Bowen Peak with the icy post pointing to Ben Lomond on the right.
Summit of Bowen Peak Queenstown NZ! Happy to all make it and it only took 1.5 hours with the help of the initial bump from the gondola. Decided not to take photos on the ride down, just rode in the moment. It was so good we walked back up to do another.
Was pretty happy with these guys. See pic
've used these business twice, once for a wax/ tune on my snowboard and, more recently, repairs to the underside of my board after it sustained some substantial damages from a day of backcountry boarding. Not only were Michael and the team able to turn the board around in less than 24...
This is the one stop shop in Queenstown, always perfect service and ridiculously fast turn around. These guys are top notch. Thanks for keeping my boards in brand new condition
Went to Mt Hutt for opening weekend, average snow and my brand new board got pretty beat up! Took into these guys, amazing service and my board looks brand new! so happy, would reccomend to anyone with damaged boards. Thank you so much
I never take my board anywhere else for a good old tune up! Excellent service, and speedy, and never fail to get my board the super fastest it can be!! Thanks guys!! Xxx
Customer Service, workmanship unbeatable! Best in town, thanks guys for always dealing and managing to repair what ever silly damage I do!
Nicholas Henry Hawthorne
The only place to go! Great crew! The highest standard of workmanship.
Friendly & knowledgeable staff, quick turnaround and great prices - don’t go anywhere else!
The guys at the snowboard workshop really helped us out! Fixed two of our boards after they looked irreparable from NZ rocks and did an amazing job. They were able to have them fixed in time for us to head back to Perth and even stuck a storage wax on them for us for free:)
I go here because of the service received at the start of the season, because of that I go here first regardless of price.