Wed, 16th May 2012
Just last week we were on a family holiday in the islands - 30 degree heat, blazing sunshine, lazy days... trying to charge the batteries & spend some quality family time with the kids to make up for winter's long hours.
The tan (what tan there was) faded extremely quickly - pretty much as soon as we stepped off the plane in QT, into a biting southerly and 6 degree temperature.
Winter is well and truly on its way, if it's not already here. Coronet turned on some of its guns today & will gradually turn on more over the next few days as conditions allow & create some of that white gold that we at Browns Ski Shop depend upon for our livelihoods. Snow has fallen across the country at most ski resorts - some of the crew even went up to the Peak this morning and put in a few turns, top to bottom, boot-top powder they reckon, & it looked it (I saw the video!).
Anyway, back to Raro - the time with family & friends was just awesome - holidays are all about quality time & creating memories that will stay with you forever - and even though living in Queenstown is like living in paradise, daddy works in a ski shop & at the height of the season will spend 60-70hrs per week in the shop, so this time is important.
Similarly for those of you out there - hard-working mums & dads, planning to spend some quality family time this winter on a ski/boarding holiday in Queenstown. Or those of you that are coming to spend time with friends. It's the rewards that make the work worthwhile - the planning, the excitement, the anticipation ...
A new season is about to descend on us, we start our interviews tomorrow, then into staff training & then it's all go - 24 days & counting.... another team of Browns Jedi will take shape over the coming weeks & by the time you get here, that new team of old & new faces will be doing its utmost to make your holiday in Queenstown as great as it can be.
It's all about the memories for you & your family, your friends , and not to sound too corny, but we hope to be part of those. See you soon!