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CALL TO VOTE: You choose. Tell us who shone and who stunk. Since 2000 online Snowco has published an independent survey, which asks the public to judge, based upon their experience the level of service that they have received during their visit to a ski or board area. The survey consists of 33 questions relating to the service received from the snow user across 9 departments that make up the front line of a ski and board operation. There are two awards, the NZ Ski Area Service Award for commercial ski areas and, the NZ Small Ski Area Service Award for club operated ski fields.

Snowco reviewed a digital book recently and if you're after some light reading check out The Truth about Skiing and Snowboarding. This 292 page book doesn't tell you how to ski or snowboard but it has absolutely everything else you can imagine about the sport from road rules, nutrition, injury prevention, surviving an avalanche and much much more.

Get into it, take care and have a blast.

Scotty - Snow Editor



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Ruapehu is paying their ski and snowboard instructors to be ski models. Good job!!

Coverage at BR is good after last weeks snow. A stunning weekend - Sunday has superb smooth creamy snow everywhere. Allan's Basin was a must.

The need for speed track at Mt Hutt.

Lenticular clouds form above Rangitau south of Ruapehu this morning.


The Sweetspot Ski Trainer in WhiteOut

The Sweetspot Ski Trainer is a balancing device that you attach to your ski boots to enable you to practice the position and movements of skiing in a centred balanced position. Read more...

10 year old skier at Snow Park in Tommy Pyatt

Short sharp edit of an amazing 10 year old skier at Snow park. Read more...

Milestones & more - Amanda Power in Licenced to CHILL

After the weekend it was back to the Moon Man. The Moon Man has his place, and I’m not one to judge but when he’s predicting snow, I’m on his side. As it was, the end of July (as predicted by the MM) actually did result in a salvaging storm. In good old NZ style it rained, it snowed, it froze, it snowed.... Read more...



Mt Tongariro erupts, warning for North Is regions

Mt Tongariro has erupted, with ash fall closing roads and prompting a potential threat warning for central North Island regions. Read more...

Kiwis Dominate at 4-Star Billabong Slopestyle

Lake Wanaka (5 August 2011) - In the first international snowboarding event of the New Zealand domestic season, the kiwis have dominated. Stef Zeestraten won the men’s event and Christy Prior took out the women’s with Shelly Gotlieb (Ohakune) in second place at the 4-Star World Snowboard Tour Billabong Slopestyle. Read more...


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Forecast for New Zealand ski areas supplied by snow-forecast.com




New Snow! Good Times!

RAL Weekly Update


Outside Sports

With so many experts out there telling you which skis to buy how do you find perfect one’s for you? Try them all -only you know what you want out of a ski and what you like. Head up to the Outside Sports demo stand at Coronet Peak every Tuesday and Saturday to try the latest and greatest skis from Rossignol, Atomic, Dynastar and Salomon. And the best thing is, it’s FREE! In Wanaka? Head to Treble Cone on Friday or Cardrona on Saturday Sunday or Monday.

Helly Hansen

Ever heard of Outside Magazine in the US of A? If you have you would know it’s one of the most respected outdoor/ adventure magazines around the globe. Well, recently they announced their list of the top 100 most influential outdoor gear of all time. Included in the list were products like the Snowboard, Sunscreen, Gatorade and the Helly Hansen baselayer.

To shop online visit Bivouac or Outside Sports. To find out more about the review or Helly Hansen visit www.hellyhansen.com.au

Haka Tours

NZ has had a huge snow dump this year – get a piece of that action with Haka Tours! Jump on board our award-winning 7 Day South Island Snow Safari. Explore 6 of the South Island’s best slopes on a week-long experience of a lifetime. Tour with small groups of like-minded skiers and boarders, and tour guide who knows the mountains inside out. Interested? Check out these great reviews. Tours are filling up fast – book today with just a 5% deposit!"

Nokian Tyres

No matter how many safety features your vehicle has, it is the tyres that determine how it drives and handles on snow and ice. All Nokian winter tyres reach the snow performance standards, illustrated by the snowflake on the mountain peak symbol. Nokian winter tyres can now be delivered direct to your home or business by Fedex, with no surcharge for the air freight costs. Email info@snowtyres.com.au with the tyre size for your quotation.




We have 3 competitions running at the moment. One to win an awesome pair of K2 Skis, one for a Helly Hansen Jacket, and some pairs of SmartWool socks up for grabs! Check them all out on our competitions page and get entering, they close soon!

One HUGE comp we need to mention is the Smartwool Steamboat Ski and Snowboard Holiday. You can WIN a Steamboat Ski & Snowboard Holiday for two in Steamboat Springs, Colorado courtesy of SmartWool. To enter, check terms and participating retailers here but be in quick as the competition closes July 31st. Let's get a Snowco reader there!

We have been giving away plenty of goodies. Hamish Foy and Sidharth Gulati have won an iLID iPhone wallet and we still have two more to give away via Facebook next week!

Our K2 Ski comp is the next big winner to be drawn! To find out how to enter go to our competitions page! The prize up for grabs is some awesome K2 Hellbent Skis, check em out online here.

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