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Queenstown at its best

New Zealand is a spectacular country, especially down south in the southern lakes central Otago region. There are so many things to do and the area offers amazing accommodation providers to choose from you are spoilt fore choice.

heck out some of the following

Villa Del LAgo Apartments

wwww.hurleys.co.nz

www.goodstays.co.nz

wedderburn cottages central otago rail trail accommodation

Being that winter is moving fast upon us its definitely time to start checking out the local ski fields. Below are a couple of my recommended retailers who provide ski and snowboard hire and retail snow where in downtown Queenstown.

www.nzshred.co.nz

Ski hire in QT

Hiring skis in Queenstown

 

 

 

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I will be adding more content to this site as time rolls on so come nack and visit again

Cronet Ski field opened yesterday near Queenstown and it is looking really good for this early in the season. Check out the picture below.

The essential make-up of snowboarding gear is the bindings, boots and board itself. The most suitable snowboarding boots for novices are those that come with quality inserts and offer enough flexibility for additional comfort and stability. Experienced snowboarders fore go comfort and stability for mobility and opt for firm boots with strong bindings.

When it comes to selecting the right snowboards the possibilities are endless. First-timers usually go with short boards; medium length boards excel in all kinds of terrain; and long boards are ideal for lengthy runs since they are the fastest and most stable. Choosing from so many different styles of boards can be overwhelming to novices unfamiliar with the various brand names and manufacturers. The advice of an experienced snowboarder is invaluable when board shopping.

Snowboard gear can be modified to match the owner’s style and personality. Boots, bindings and even the board itself can be fitted or adjusted for better performance and stability. Snowboarding gear is unwieldy and bulky, as many snowboarders who travel frequently will already know. When travelling by plane, for example, it is impossible to stash a board in the overhead bins. All snowboarding gear has to be carried as additional luggage at the passenger’s expense.

Snowboard equipment manufacturers will sometimes stoop to heavy advertising campaigns to increase market-awareness of their products. Some manufacturers zero-in on a target audience and inundate them with ads to convince them to buy a particular board. While high quality gear will always be in demand in the marketplace, certain boards are popular with segments of the snowboarding community solely for their logo or ad-campaign.

Shops selling snowboarding gear will stock boards from several different manufacturers. Contrary to popular belief, not all snowboarding equipment is expensive; many shops stock cheaper high-quality gear that lacks the name recognition of the most expensive brands. The main things buyers have to look for when shopping for snowboarding equipment is quality of the materials, their durability and how they perform in the field.

Buying one’s gear at the resort is not recommended. Resorts stock the most expensive items at their stores, often marked up even higher. A better option would be to buy all the necessary gear before heading out to the field and only picking up missing odds and ends from the resort store.

The Queenstown site www.queenstownnz.co.nz/