"Is there anywhere to ski around here?"

"Is there anywhere to ski around here?" So, I was asked by a kind customer from the West Island, "If there was anywhere to ski around here?". "Here?", I could only presume they were referring to the surrounding Southern Lakes region of the South Island of New Zealand. What possibly, could have been my reply. Well, the condescending response is the ...
Posted 30 June 2012

New Album for Xavier Rudd - Spirit Bird

    When he debuted in 2002 with the album To Let, Xavier Rudd began a journey that would see him become one of the most iconic voices in Australian music, literally and figuratively. With each new album, this journey has wound like a river making its way toward the ocean - twisting and turning, flowing and cascading as it relentlessly pushes for...
Posted 28 June 2012

Winter Festival Opening Weekend - Diaries Downunder

The opening weekend of Queenstown Winter Festival! Josh Clark takes us through the opening fireworks, bird man and bikes on snow not too mention some next level ice skating trickery. Enjoy! Enjoy! </p>...
Posted 28 June 2012

Northwave Drake - 20th Anniversary

Northwave 20 years of passion in snowboarding. 1991 - 2011   2011 marks the twentieth anniversary of Northwave, a pioneer brand among snowboard boot manufacturers and today a reference in the world of snow. &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/p&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;div id="_mcePaste" style="posit...
Posted 25 June 2012

Winterfest SUP Race

Today, Team NZSHRED took part in the Queenstown Winterfest 'Stand Up Paddleboard' Race. Comprising of myself, Jase and Chris (from Brazz). We finished the short relay race in 4th or 5th (which we consider to be 1st or 2nd of the less serious, non race-board riding teams). Chris bravely took the first and most important leg, which also has the mos...
Posted 24 June 2012


Posted 24 June 2012

Every Third Thursday - BYOB - Signal Snowboards

Posted 22 June 2012

New Zealand Avalanche Centre - Crystal Ball

This week - given we sit at the start of our snow season, and that we'd all love to see acres of powder come from this newest system on the horizon - I thought it prudent to have a look at what's out there in the world of Avalanche Information. This latest issue (Volume 21), has heaps of great information about the 'comings & goings' in the Wor...
Posted 21 June 2012

Attack of La Nina - A Definite Watch

ATTACK OF LA NIÑA - Is a Matchstick Production, and follows in the footsteps of “The Way I See It”, MSP’s 2010 release and the most decorated ski movie of all time.  “Attack of La Niña” showcases the talents of today’s best skiers in a journey through the snowiest winter of their lives. This action-packed film – captured using the ...
Posted 20 June 2012

Electric Blue Heaven

  A few weeks back, Dion Agius and crew embarked on a journey to the Middle East. A journey for waves. A journey that would bring Dion to unleash on the world’s best man made wave. A studio for surfing. Smack in the middle of a desert mountain range in a foreign land. There was a concept. A concept involving 10 Russian models, a Lamborghini, and...
Posted 19 June 2012


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