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Hamish McDougall - Wanaka Skier

Hamish McDougall is another one of Wanaka's humble local talents. Not only is he one of New Zealand top skiers, he also has a double degree in Law and Finance, all at the young age of just 24! He has his sights set on the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeong Chang, and from what I can tell - there is no stopping him.

Age: 24                                                                                                                

Ski or Board: Skier                                                                                                

Discipline: Slopestyle         /strong>...

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Posted By: Paula Mitchell, @ Fri, 31st Jul 2015  View comments (4)  Add a comment

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Wanaka Queenstown Snow Update - 24 July 2015

It’s been a chilly few weeks here in Wanaka and Queenstown, with some ‘humdinger’ -7* frosts! The cold temperatures kept the snow in great condition, and combined with the odd dusting of 10-15cm of fresh throughout the week – it made for another fantastic couple of weeks on the slopes. In the last couple days the snow pack had firmed up a little, making it firm at first and softening during the day.

This week I got to experience Treble Cone’s new container café this week. What a great idea! That was one thing that was missing from TC, somewhere to stop and get a hot drink and chocolate b...

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Posted By: Paula Mitchell, @ Fri, 24th Jul 2015  View comments (0)  Add a comment

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Jane Sinclair - Wanaka Artist

Wanaka is a town full of talent. It oozes people with excellence, flair and amazingness. It seems to be a mecca for not only your world-class winter sports athletes, but also for people with brilliance.

In Wanaka it's not uncommon for the barista making your coffee, to be a two-time winter Olympian (not that you will notice), and the guy standing next to you in that casual attire... might just be the owner of a Wanaka born international clothing company. As you exit the café you won’t notice, but half the New Zealand winter Olympic team are walking past on their way to training, while a...

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Posted By: Paula Mitchell, @ Fri, 17th Jul 2015  View comments (0)  Add a comment

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Winter Wonderland Wanaka

Wanaka is a wonderland right now! The local ski resorts are in immaculate condition, with snow covering just about everything! 

Treble Cone is wall to wall covered in the white stuff, boasting a massive 2.25 meters of snow in the saddle basin! Their grooming has been super, and their off piste skiing and riding epic!

Cardrona is bragging about their 2.6 meters on the upper mountain, which means all you can see is snow - opening up terrain in every direction you look!

Lets not forgot are friendly neighbor Ohau who have 1 meter on their upper field, making hiking the peak and ridgel...

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Posted By: Paula Mitchell, @ Fri, 10th Jul 2015  View comments (0)  Add a comment

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