Switzerland

Hardly pausing

By GUY WILLIAMS You'd think Queenstown’s Routeburn Classic winner Sarah Douglas would have put her feet up this weekend. But Douglas, who last Saturday’s 32km race over the South ern Alps in 3hr 26min 14sec — her second victory after a record-setting run...

Blake’s epic trick

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Queenstown freeskier Blake Marshall’s made it into the world’s top 10. Marshall (above), an ambassador for The Remarkables skifield, recently competed in the grand final of the Freeride World Tour in Verbeir, Switzerland, where he placed eighth. That put...
By GUY WILLIAMS Queenstown ski racer Alice Robinson has emerged from a tough European season as a  more mature athlete and person, New Zealand men’s coach Nils Coberger says. Arrowtown-based Coberger, who joined Robinson’s team for the final two weeks of...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH As far as international competition debuts go, Queenstown’s Cool Wakushima’s is hard to beat. The 18-year-old snowboarder, who left Wakatipu High School last year, is in her first competition season overseas, and over the weekend picked up a...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstown freeskier, ranked sixth in the world, is in Europe getting ready for his second season on the freeride world tour. Blake Marshall will compete in his first event at Ordino Arcalis ski resort, in Andorra, from...
After a successful business career in Queenstown, specialising in HR, Maryann Geddes is shifting to Christchurch next month. She tells PHILIP CHANDLER what’s behind the move, recounts her climbing exploits and reveals a special local connection she’ll be retaining For...

NZ gets course set for Alice

By TRACEY ROXBURGH New Zealand’s been chosen to set the course for a FIS World Cup giant slalom alpine ski race for the first time, thanks to Queenstowner Alice Robinson’s results over the past year. Robinson’s Cantabrian coach Chris Knight will...

Switching tack

By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown ski racing star Alice Robinson changes course this weekend by competing in two World Cup super-G races in St Moritz, Switzerland. Alice, who turned 19 this week, principally races giant slalom (GS), and remarkably entered this northern...

Sleep, eat, ride, repeat

By GUY WILLIAMS Queenstown pro cyclist Reuben Thompson’s planning to hole up in Europe this northern winter and ‘‘train like a madman’’. After a breakout season last year, the 19-year-old’s now in Italy trying to make the most of a Covid-disrupted season,...

We have lift-off

By MATTHEW MCKEW IT’S finally ready. Two years after NZSki first pitched a multi-million dollar replacement Sugar Bowl chairlift, it’ll be cranking into action this morning. The project at The Remarks was hampered a few times, first when seeking approval from Department...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A company about to prefabricate timber buildings using world-leading German technology arose from a chance meeting between neighbours at Queenstown's Jack's Point. About three years ago, Tristan Franklin, who has a management/governance background, found out his new neighbour,...
By Hugh Collins NZSki's hopes of opening a new chairlift in time for the 2020 Queenstown ski season are looking more positive than ever. The company's worked with Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker on a government exemption to allow a specialist rope splicer...
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