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6th July 2017

Current snow conditions report from Remarkables....awesome! Cold weather is keeping the snow superb! Pic from Wednesday.

4th July 2017

We celebrate a special individual this season - Browns Ski Shop was founded in 1980 & for 30 of those years Haggis has been in the boot room - he is Ski Wikipedia personified and still the most enthusiastic skier in the southern hemisphere. Congrats Haggis, your gold watch is in the mail! Here’s to the next 30!
Congratulatory whisky donations gratefully accepted c/o 39 Shotover Street :-)

4th July 2017

Conditions are really starting to shape up nicely here in the Southern Lakes. The Brown's crew have been out and about enjoying the conditions up Remarkables, plenty of fresh snow around the last few days! Keep it coming!

30th June 2017

Tyler making headlines in this week's Mountain Scene - great to have his achievement recognised!

28th June 2017

Some of our staff were out and about during this stunner of a day, the inversion layer was amazing. Ski touring around the Remarkables is always good for the soul before work starts in the afternoon 😎

26th June 2017

We love where we live and, even more so, we love what we do and how we do it. If you do too let the world know! #winterstartshere #bringonseason2017

26th June 2017

Mornings like this one up Coronet Peak make us feel all fuzzy inside, very privileged to call the Wakatipu home.

22nd June 2017

Staff had a fun day at Cardrona yesterday testing out all the 2017/18 skis available in both our retail and rental stores. Great early season conditions too!

19th June 2017

If we had a flagpole outside our shop it would be flying at half-mast - Browns Ski Shop may have been started by Derek & Nigel Brown back in 1980, but if it hadn't been for Betty it would never have got this far. The boys opened Browns in the back of their mum's antique shop in Shotover Street, & when the boys were up at the Peak race training, it would be Betty who would mind the shop, rent the skis & wax them & generally keep things running smoothly. What Browns Ski Shop is today is a result of that. Betty Brown - we will miss your Irish banter & your company. The values that you & Doug passed onto your boys are values that we hold dearly in this wee ski shop. Rest In Peace. Our thoughts n prayers are with the Brown Family.

1st June 2017

We may be Browns Ski Shop, but we care about snowboarders too, and today we had some of our brand new executive Burton rental boards delivered. Jamie is stoked!

24th May 2017

Cracked out the calibration machine today, making sure all our rental skis' bindings are releasing correctly and safely. 1 down, 749 to go......

21st May 2017

Day after the storm - gorgeous views from everywhere in Queenstown - this one through our office window.

20th May 2017

Great sight to wake up to this morning! Not so much in Queenstown itself, but decent dump out near The Remarkables.

19th May 2017

Plenty of ex-rental and ex-demo gear available at Browns Ski Shop! Come grab a bargain before the big ski sale in Frankton next weekend. 10am to 6pm every day. Skis, boards, boots and helmets! Lots more than in the photos.....

17th May 2017

A few hours later, starting to look like a ski shop! Great work guys and girls!

17th May 2017

Rental moving in day! Empty shell to be filled by these lovely staff members....

12th May 2017

Great short video by ex-browns rental team member Laurie Taylor, who is now going great guns in the ski racing world - could do with him back on our Winter Classic team this season!

11th May 2017

Tyler Ripp Kitchin is back in Queenstown! Winter season has officially begun!

7th May 2017

Always a great manic day - lots of our gear will be there for sale as well as a multitude of great-looking staff to help you make the right choice for this coming winter

4th April 2017

Congratulations to Laurie Taylor, ex browns staff going great guns in Northern Hemisphere this winter. 2nd Brit in Slalom at British Champs, and being recognised for his great potential!

23rd March 2017

This was too funny - we had to put this up here :-) Trigger any memories? LOL

14th March 2017

Good luck Henry Quinney! Henry worked for Browns in the rentals last season, and we will be following his record attempt closely over the next few days. He is cycling the length of New Zealand!

2nd March 2017

It may feel like summer has only just really got going in Queenstown, even though Autumn has officially begun, but it is now only 100 days until Cardrona and The Remarkables are due to open for winter 2017! Our website says so, so it must be true! Bring on the snow - but maybe let us have another month of Summer first please....