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Any intermediate to advanced Snowboarders out there?

Hi Everyone,

I am a beginner and my boyfriend is intermediate/advanced snowboarder and was wondering where i can find a snowboard tour guide or find out if there are guided snowboarding tours of the queenstown mountains for advanced snow boarders? I know there is heliskiing and snowchasers, but we're looking for something a bit cheaper, just so that while i'm doing my lessons and beginner runs :), my boyfriend can be off exploring the terrain with someone who knows the best areas.

Or if there is nothing like what i'm looking for, where would be the best place to make some friends who know the terrain like the back of theire hands... we're quiet social people and enjoy making new friends :)

We'll be in Queenstown from the 25th August to the 1st September

Any ideas... please let me know!!



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1. Re: Any intermediate to advanced Snowboarders out there?

To my knowledge there is nothing exactly like you are describing. It sounds as if you want some form of off piste ski touring, and the only ones which offer this are the heli skiing companies.

I don't actually think you will have any problem finding like minded souls to snow board with. Ones with extended local knowledge might be a bit harder to find, but after a couple of runs, everyone is an expert.

I saw a TV item last week about a dedicated Snow boarding and free style skiing area being developed at the Wiaouru Snow Farm, near Wanaka. THis might be of interest to your boy friend. here's the link.


Actually, on their site they mention 'Ski Friends". Perhaps this is what you are looking for.

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2. Re: Any intermediate to advanced Snowboarders out there?

hi fuzzi

I have just read your posting. I am in queenstown for the season and have been working as a independant guide for 4 years now. although I am on skis, i take mixed groups an im sure we could sort something out. if you are interested post back your email and i can get in touch.



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3. Re: Any intermediate to advanced Snowboarders out there?

Thanks for your replies VBC and Snowsports07!

I will look into them further...



Bring on the snow!

4. Re: Any intermediate to advanced Snowboarders out there?

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