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Nigel and Derek Brown were two young Queenstown racers competing on the World cup Circuit in Europe. Starting a ski shop was a natural extension of their enthusiasm & knowledge of skiing. Pretty soon Browns Ski Shop was to become a shrine to the big alpine where like-minded people worked and shared vital knowledge.

Apparel

Shop for Apparel

Concentrating on quality, style & exclusivity, Browns Ski Shop presents a skiwear collection each season, selected by Fizz from the best labels around the world. Some of the labels we stock in our shops include Poivre Blanc, Descente, Phenix, Killy, Eider, Kjus & Degre7. For us, the gear’s got to work as well as look great.

Boots

Shop for Boots

If it’s BOOTS you are after - we believe that a truly comfortable boot fit is only achieved at a one-on-one fitting by a ski boot specialist (hence we obviously don't sell boots online!). At Browns Ski Shop we have a full Sidas Custom boot lab with every tool you can possibly imagine for a successful boot fitting session. Our selection of boots covers pretty much any foot shape imaginable, and we guarantee the fit with every pair of boots sold. Our boot technicians have over 100 years of boot fitting experience between them!

We also have the hottest boot technology available worldwide with Fischer VACUUM FIT. The Fischer VACU-PLAST material (a funky type of plastic) enables a complete anatomical adjustment of your boots. The shells of the VACUUM boots are heated and moulded to your foot shape allowing for space where you need it.  Next we "Vacuum" the boot, allowing the Vacu-plast material to mould and shape to where you don't need space using our 2 zone vacuum machine. This the end result is a boot that provides comfort, warmth and fantastic performance.

When you buy boots and footbeds from us we guarantee the fit. Try your boots at home before you go skiing. If any problems develop, we will customise the fit for your needs at no extra cost. If problems develop after you go skiing, we will continue to offer a free boot-fitting service. If the boots still prove to be unsuitable, we will give you a credit, provided the boots do not have abnormal wear and are returned within the season of purchase. No actual monetary refunds.

Skis

Shop for Skis

After extensive testing in the Northern Hemisphere, we have hand-picked ski brands and models to suit the broad range of our customers' abilities and for New Zealand's challenging snow conditions.

The 2020/21 winter models that we sell in our retail shop are the same as those we use for our Executive Rental fleet, so take the opportunity to try the latest and greatest.

We are confident that our staff will help you select the right size and type of ski and we guarantee it. If you are not happy with our recommendation you can return the skis and we will exchange them. We reserve the right to make a rental charge of 25% of the value of the skis for each week from the date of purchase. This guarantee covers the exchange of the skis only; it does not include a refund option. A valid sales receipt must be produced.

If you have an issue with skis purchased from us, we undertake to send the skis back to the manufacturers or their agents for replacement if it is deemed that there is a construction or other warranty related problem.

Other Stuff

Shop for Other Stuff

We are of course fully stocked with pretty much any accessory you might need when heading up the hill. From Aprés Boots to Helmets, Gloves to Socks, Bags to Goggles, and much more besides.