Kris Vermeir

By MATTHEW MCKEW Free membership renewals are being offered to Wakatipu Ski Club members to recognise the financial constraints resulting from the Covid-19 crisis. The club's had to put the brakes on its usual second-hand sale bonanza, which annually draws thousands to...

Recovery then 85km ultra

Kris Vermeir's sportswatch tells him he's been out cold for three minutes. This is October 2017. The Queenstown runner, co-owner of Browns Ski Shop and treasurer of Wakatipu Ski Club, is putting in some solo early morning training at the...

Ski history in a box

A ski shop owner's been given a "priceless" collection of relics chronicling the history of commercial skiing in the Wakatipu Basin. Kris Vermeir, co-owner of Browns Ski Shop and treasurer of the Wakatipu Ski Club, was left the large box...
Thirty years have gone in a flash for a popular Queenstown ski shop co-owner. Paul Vaitkus, known as 'Haggis', and also 'Ski Wikipedia', discusses his love of skiing and ski retail with non-skier Philip Chandler For Paul Vaitkus – universally known as 'Haggis' –...
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