Racers Edge has long been an institution in the New Zealand ski industry. Back in 1982 Racers Edge was conceived by a couple of enthusiastic skiers looking to make a dollar or two out of the fledgeling ski industry in Wanaka.
Based out of a fruit shop, Racers Edge operated a ski rental business over the winter months. The insulated cool room became a drying room, the fruit box shelves served as rental boot storage. As times changed so did Racers Edge. 1989 was a big year for Racers Edge and for Shaker (a.k.a Steve Schikker, owner), with a brand new premises beautifully clad in local stone. Racers Edge now had a permanent home. While the winter business grew and grew, Racers Edge also developed a summer retail shop making the new, central premises a year round operation.
Based on principles of quality product and excellence in customer service, Racers Edge now sets a benchmark in the New Zealand ski, bike, outdoor and lifestyle industries.