We like Queenstown. And we like mountain Biking. The 2 go together so well that we offer all club members a 10% off retail price. We stock biking gear from brands such as 661, Protec, Oakley, Spy and Dakine, but the discount can be used on anything. If you're not already a club member and you're interested in biking Queenstown click on the logo to link to their site.
Queenstown Snowcats - Mike Foote
Queenstown Snowcats is the brainchild of Mike "Footie" Foote, a name synonymous with skiing in New Zealand's South Island, and operates in the majestic Remarkables Mountain Range near Queenstown.
"Wake up and jump into the courtesy vehicle with your favorite snow tools and a small group of like minded individuals. After a coffee from the Kingston Café and the experience of chasing sheep off the helipad, you take off. After numerous runs lapping Lorn Peak and basin, you stop for lunch to take in the lake views, before scoring more fresh tracks and another chopper ride to an awaiting 'cold one'."
They pride themselves on providing some of the best Cat Skiing in the Southern Hemisphere to people from all around the world. Operating with a maximum of 10 people on any one day, so you’re guaranteed fresh tracks ... where on a standard day, you will knock over approximately 10 one-thousand foot runs. There are plenty of easy routes down and the experienced guides are more than happy to lead the way down to the Cat. There’s also plenty of terrain for freeride specialists, with seemingly endless natural features to test your skills.
You can contact Queenstown Snowcats through:
Phone: (027) 747 3838
Or, pop in to see us at NZSHRED, and we can organise things for you.
Snow Rental - Stefan Crawford
Our friends, Stef and his crew at Snow Rentals are our prefered supplier of ski & snowboard rental equipment in Queenstown.
The reasons why:
#1 SNOW RENTAL pricing ensures our quality range of ski hire gear is the best value in Queenstown. Equipment is always subject to availability so book online to reserve your gear
#2 SNOW RENTAL purchases new equipment every season so you have the option to use the latest and best gear available. Our Sport and Advanced range of equipment is serviced and prepared using the best machines and service staff in Queenstown.
#3 SNOW RENTAL is located right in the centre of town with a large carpark out the back.
#4 SNOW RENTAL has a custom built winter sports rental equipment software program – meaning safer fitting & we have your details on file should you want a break during your holiday.
Their range includes Budget, Sport (Intermediate) & Advanced (Exec & Demo) ski & board hire options, with a Sport & Advanced ski fleet of Fischer, Nordica and Salomon equipment providing skis ideal for on or off piste conditions, as well as a range of womens specific skis. Burton snowboard equipment makes learning to ride a pleasure and allow you to extend yourself while out conquering those peaks. They also have warm and functional ski clothing from age 3 years and up make for an enjoyable mountain experience.
Our friendly team are happy to provide the very best advice on how to get to the local mountains and where to find the best snow conditions.
Contact Snow Rentals on (03) 442 4187 or pop into NZSHRED and we can walk you around to their store at:
39 Camp Street
Snowboard Workshop - Thom Beatson
Our good mate Thommo and his "Band of Merry Workshop Men" are your 'One Stop Shop' and only destination for everything relating to ski or board maintenance and repair. Being a dedicated outfit, the boys pride themselves on their total care & attention to making your skiing and riding as confortable as possible. And, if you manage to take some bark of your gear or just need some general repairs, Thommo is the best in the business, as attending to this.
Having moved in to their new premises, just up the road from us here at NZSHRED ... you can easily drop your gear in to us to get sorted for a wax & edge, light base grind or a full tune up ... ready to go for the following day.
Catlins Surf - Nick Smart
Nick Smart is the owner & operator of Catlins Surf, based out of Curio Bay in the south of the Catlins District of Southland. Along with a great surfing beach this area really is a very special place in New Zealand: Home of the world famous Curio Bay Fossil Forest, it's Yellow-eyed Penguins and the local Hector's Dolphin colony – nowhere in the world do you get so much in one small place.
Nick can provide all sorts of tourist information about the Catlins and it's abundant wildlife, and can organize your whole Curio Bay package (including wildlife tours, surf school lessons and hire). In addition to this, he can offer accommodation in the form of multi-room self contained beachfront holiday houses, more intimate batches for couples or accomodation in the backpackers hostel, which he manages nearby.
Enjoy the windswept coastal trees and the ocean swells crashing over the rocks just outside the bay ... words can't describe it – it's best to come and find out for yourself. From swimming with the dolphins, walking through the coastal forest, to sitting still as you can, watching the penguins return from their daily activities at sea - Curio Bay really does have it all. And, do you know the best thing? Your mobile phone won't work ... in this world, that really is a remote experience.
You can get hold of Nick or Tomo at the address below, or enquiry at NZSHRED for more details, bookings and directions.
Nick Smart & Tomoko Amano
Curio Bay, Catlins, Southland, NZ
Phone: 03) 2468 552 or Email: email@example.com
Skytrek Hang Gliding & Paragliding - Ian Clark & Shai Lanuel
Tandem hang gliding and paragliding are some of the best adventure activities you can experience while visiting Queenstown.Skytrek Hang Gliding & Paragliding provide flights from Coronet Peak, located just 20 minutes drive from the centre of town. The friendly tandem professional pilots are highly experienced, with safety being of the highest priority. Your professional pilot will gently guide you through the steps required to become airborn with us.
Let the SkyTrek courtesy shuttle pick you up from town or your accomodation and drive you safely up to one of our many launch areas ranging from 3800 feet (1143 m) to 5500 feet (1676 m) high.
- Flown over 60,000 customers
- Established since 1992
- We fly all year round
- Co-owner and pilot Ian Clark currently 2011 NZ Hang Gliding National Champion
- Co-owner and pilot Shai Lanuel most experienced paragliding instructor in New Zealand
For more info on Skytrek products and pricing, contact us at NZSHRED or Skytrek direct:
PO Box 1188, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand.
Telephone: 0800 SKYTREK (0800 759 873) or +64 274 301741
Eat Humble Pie - Mike Burke
Just around the corner from NZSHRED is our local "need a feed" convenience portal, with a difference. Mike Burke's Eat Humble Pie is dispatched through a hole in the wall, giving everyone from hung-over backpackers, to 'forgot to have breakfast' shop staff an opportunity to feed at will.
With a plethora of home-made flavours, Eat Humble Pie provides such culinary opportunities as: Steak & Blue Cheese, Thai Green Curry and Fish flavoured. Day in, Day out ... from those early 'before work' hours to the end of day nibble-time, this hole in the wall can help you get through.
And, Mike can be seen throughout those colder winter days, with a smile & a quality churp and sporting his NZSHRED beanie.