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Buyers Guides - Skiing and Snowboarding

Outside Sports buyers guides for skiing and snowboarding provides you with information from the experts about the gear you need for skiing and snowboarding. Find out how to buy ski boots that fit or learn more about whether you should buy ski gear or hire ski gear for your next outdoor winter adventure. Outside sports have been adventure experts since 1995 and have a wealth of knowledge about skiing and snowboarding. If you can't find the information you are looking for please contact us, our ski and snowboard specialists are on hand all year round to help you make the right ski and snowboard choices for you. 

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Outside Sports Guide to Buying Ski Boots that Fit

Say goodbye to sore feet when skiing with well fitting ski boots. Read the Outside Sports buyers guide to fitting ski boots and buying ski boots. Whether you are buying ski boots of hiring ski boots choosing a ski boot that fits well will make the difference between a good day and a great day skiing or snowboarding. 

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A Guide to Buying Ski Boots>

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Outside Sports Buyers Guide - Should you buy your skis or hire skis?

Outside Sports ski and snowboard experts sell skis and boots as we as hire skis and boots. Whether you are a complete beginner or an expert skier you may be asking should you buy your ski gear or hire your ski gear for your next winter skiing adventure. Read what our experts say about buying skis or hiring skis. 

Learn more about buying skis or hiring skis for your next ski adventure >>

Should You Buy or Hire Ski Gear >

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The Ski Boot Fit Blog with Outside Sports Ski Boot Expert Kazu

Meet Kazu, ski boot guru from Outside Sports. Kazu has heaps of experience fitting ski boots to make sure that you get the most out of your skiing experience. With over 25 years of ski boot fitting experience Kazu really is a ski boot fitting expert. Outside Sports has been lucky enough to have Kazu fitting ski boots for Outside Sports customers for 15 of those years. 

Learn more about choosing the right fitting ski boots >>

The Ski Boot Fit Blog with Kazu>

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Local Ski Fields in Queenstown & Wanaka

Breathtaking scenery, bluebird days, great snow, short queues and a welcoming friendly atmosphere are just a few of reasons people come to ski and snowboard in Queenstown and Wanaka.  The four local ski fields offer uncrowded snow packed slopes for you to enjoy from June until early October each year.  

Learn more about our local Ski Fields >>

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Types of Skis with Outside Sports

There are so many Skis on the market it can be hard to know what you need; talk of waist width, rocker, camber, radius and length can leave you slightly confused. Read our short descriptions to help determine what ski will best suit your needs.

Learn more about types of Skis and their uses >>

Types of Skis >>

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Ski & Snowboard Tuning with Outside Sports

Outside Sports Ski and Snowboard workshop use one or more of the following methods; by hand, a belt grinder, a stone grinder and a ceramic disc to tune your skis and snowboard to the performance level and snow condition characteristic, providing a perfectly tuned ski or snowboard to meet your requirements.

How to know when to get your skis or snowboard tuned>>

Ski & Snowboard Tuning >>
Outside Sports Buyers Guide Ski and Snowboard Safe NZ

Ski & Snowboard Safety with Outside Sports

The best prevention against accidents on the ski slope is knowing and respecting your limits alongside the Snow Responsibility Code. Not only is it important to keep safe on the ski field, but also on the way up there. Weather can change very quickly up the mountain, always be prepared.

Be Safe when Skiing and Snowboarding >>

Ski & Snowboard Safe >>

Outside Sports NZ Buyers Guide Socks

Merino vs Synthetic Socks advice from Outside Sports

Part of a good combination with fit of footwear, socks ensure warmth, comfort and performance of hiking boots, running shoes, ski and snowboard boots. There are various pros and cons that make up the argument of whether to wear Merino wool or Synthetic socks during sporting activity. 

Merino vs Synthetic Socks >>

Merino vs Synthetic Socks >>

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