Was meant to post this on Saturday.
Yup it is past the shortest day of the year in New Zealand now and that means that for the next 3 months the snow is in The Southern Lakes to slide. I had my sixteenth day of the season yesterday and then moved swiftly to the Quiksilver flagship store opening in Queenstown. On entry we were greeted by the friendly staff and they then gave brought us champagne and wristbands for the afterparty at Prime. From Prime we all watched the the opening of Winter Festival fireworks display with Pinot Noir in hand. We were claiming Dress Circle status. The bar tab didn't run out at all and a good crew showed up.