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New Zealand Travel

Skiing Treble Cone, NZ

By | New Zealand, Skiing, Travel | 2 Comments

Almost as thrilling as the road to get there

MorningNZI’ve always enjoyed waking up that first morning in a new place, especially a place like Queenstown. There’s excitement and curiosity over what a scenic destination will look like when you first see it in the early morning light. If you’re in Vegas, this might occur when you’re walking home to your hotel room. If you’re not careful, the same can happen in Queenstown. Read More

Queenstown: Adventure Playground

By | New Zealand, Skiing, Travel | 7 Comments

QtownAerial-smallAs it did for a lot of impressionable young skiers, watching Warren Miller’s annual feature ski films has done a number on my bank account. Almost as much as that reliable old friend/foe Captain Morgan. Over the years, the more I saw the lucky skiers and film crews trek to far-off destinations—and Colorado seemed “far off” as a kid—the more I resolved to get to wherever they were.

One year, a crew made its way to the Southern Alps of New Zealand and I remember Warren narrating something like: “The Southern Alps of New Zealand are bigger than the Swiss and Italian Alps combined.” Read More