Our Ambassadors and Partners
Luke is a serious backcountry shredder, having done 11 seasons in the Canterbury Club Field mountains. He enjoys chasing the Winters, having also done multiple seasons around the globe including Gulmarg, Kashmir and the USA.
Luke is our OG POWDA skiing rep, and is also an ambassador for DPS skis based out of Salt Lake City.
Luke describes being in the mountains with mates as a huge mental health booster. He is always ready to drop everything for that next cold snap to shred some fresh lines, throw some shakas, hi-fives and hollas in some of New Zealand's most iconic ski resorts. You might catch him strumming a guitar up Mt Hutt or sending wookie calls in the Craigieburn's in the coming Winters.
Ski Shed are a local ski shop in Ohakune, owned and operated by lifelong ski bums. Snow has been their game for the last 46 years on Mt Ruapehu.
Small Planet Sports is not your average shop. Even if you enter as a ‘normal’ customer, you understand that straight away. The shop is often compared to that of a Kathmandu market place store or a gear cave. We’re not in Nepal though, but at the top of Shotover St, Queenstown.
Small Planet is one of the few remaining stores in Queenstown and perhaps the world, that holds soul. By that, we mean it has character, stories, essence and meaning far beyond that of simply selling product. The shop is a hub and meeting point for the real mountaineers, climbers, guides, pros and all-round dirtbags that have dedicate their lives to the mountains and design their lifestyles around being in the mountains as much as possible.
We stock good product at good prices. Far from being a glossy and commercial retail face, the name of our game is to provide you with specialist backcountry knowledge and make sure you leave with quality product to help you out in the mountains – be it tramping, rock climbing, alpine climbing, backcountry skiing or snowboarding.
Home to the Chill Pass, New Zealand's ultimate multi-mountain ski and snowboard pass which allow you to ski at up to 12 ski areas across the South Island. The Ski Areas on the Chill Pass are unique, offering uncrowded slopes, awesome terrain, affordable skiing, great alpine camaraderie and convenient mountain lodge accommodation.
Snowriders keeps the New Zealand snow sports community connected, providing safe and easy ride sharing to New Zealand’s top snow resorts.