Welcome to the 2017 winter. For those who couldn’t wait this long and were lucky enough to sample some of the USA’s and Canada’s snowy goodness during the NZ summer, then we should all hope for some of that for our upcoming NZ winter.
The winter of 2016 started late but finished very strongly. Those of you who skied Treble Cone’s big Thursday (28th July) or got some of Cardrona’s fabulous powder days will remember last winter fondly. However, now is the time to look ahead and 2017 is a new year with some exciting developments.
Treble Cone has updated its home base snow-making system with a state of the art high tech system designed to make high quality snow in warmer temperatures. This, along with some more fine-tuning, will see Treble Cone skiing at its best from opening day.
The big mover this year is Cardrona. Bring on the Chondie! The new chondola combines a gondola and a chair lift and replaces the aging McDougall’s quad lift. The chondola starts lower and finishes higher and is designed for even the most novice skiers to be able to ride to the top quickly, safely and comfortably. Along with the new chondola, Cardrona has added more carparks and upgraded their restaurant facilities. Under new ownership, the mountain is going to the next level and it is very exciting for Wanaka skiers and snowboarders.
Racers Edge had a record winter last year and has continued to trade strongly through the summer. However, it is to this coming winter that our attention turns and we always look forward to our winter seasons.
We have carefully selected the best brands in clothing, hardware and accessories available and offer them to you at the best prices. As usual, it is our team that makes the difference. We welcome our favourites back for another season and have some new faces to add to the team who will really look after you with their skills, knowledge and customer focus.
Our rental operation gets fine-tuned every year to improve the accuracy and speed of renting gear and as always, we’ve added lots of new skis, boots and snowboards to the fleet.
We very much value your custom and look forward to seeing you back in Wanaka this winter. Whether you are here for a day, a week or the whole season, we would love to be of assistance. Please remember to contact us for all your rental enquiries and we will have your gear all good to go on your arrival.
Warmest regards for the chilliest winter,
Shaker, Charlie and the team at Racers Edge