Welcome to Winter 2018!

Welcome to Winter 2018!

In 30 years of living in Wanaka we have never seen commercial skiing in the first weekend in June. Snow in June, still too soon’ – not this time!

The 2018 season brings changes and upgrades throughout the Wanaka region. Cardrona will blow you away with its significant upgrade of facilities. Cardrona’s ambition, drive and willingness to be a true international level resort is impressive. Treble Cone ushers in a new era of mountain management with Jacki van der Voort moving on after many years of outstanding service to Treble Cone and Toby Arnott taking over control of the ship. Treble Cone is pitching to provide an epic snow package of quality service, amazing terrain and uncrowded slopes. The Snow Farm, under the management of Sam Lee, offers a completely different vibe. A day up on the Pisa Range with its amazing cross country trails is an absolute must while you are in Wanaka this season – have a go!

Racers Edge enjoyed another good winter season in 2017 and carried that momentum on through the summer. Now we’re ready and waiting to welcome you to the current winter season and to help you make the most of your time here.

Our internationally experienced team are fully trained and ready to impress with their commitment to continuing Racers Edge’s reputation for excellence in customer service. In early June we introduced our new team members to both Racers Edge and rural NZ with in-house training followed by a visit to Lake Hawea Station and the Maungawera Valley area. We know once the season starts that their ability to explore will be limited so it was a great chance to show them a slice of farm life and a little of our gorgeous countryside.

Back in the shop, we have again carefully selected from the best brands on the planet, what we feel is the most impressive range of ski and snowboard clothing and equipment we have ever seen. Our new clothing brands include RPM, Flylow and Planks and our selection of kid’s ski clothing is comprehensive. There are some great new boots on the shelves and our team of four knowledgeable and experienced boot fitters will ensure your boots perform and are comfortable – yes, you can have both! Our ski rack is the most comprehensive in the country with a full range of demos so you can try before you buy. Our rental range has been updated so there are plenty of brand new skis, boots and snowboards for you to enjoy on the snow. Our executive ski range is ‘top shelf’ and always popular.

We value your custom and welcome the opportunity to look after you and make your winter holiday in Wanaka one to remember – for all the right reasons! Whether you are here for a day, a week or the whole season, we would love to be of assistance. Please feel free to contact us for all your ski rental enquiries and if you’d like to book ahead, we will have all your gear waiting for you on your arrival.

Warm regards for a great winter ahead,

Shaker, Charlie and the team at Racers Edge

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