About Us

The background

Park Powder Piste is the creation of Russ Johnston, a long term Queenstown local, seasoned adventure operator and avid snowboarder.

Being both the successful owner operator of Adventure Junkies extreme summer tours and having spent eight winter seasons in the Queenstown and Wanaka area has complemented an extensive background in hospitality management. This has led to a real understanding of what products people are looking for,  and as importantly, the skills and capability of  delivering these great products to the highest level.

Professional experience coupled with intimate local knowledge for our local ski hills and awesome backcountry terrain is the backbone of Park Powder Piste.

Why us?


The drive behind Park Powder Piste is to deliver inclusive hassle free snow packages that offer everything of a regular ski or snowboarding holiday, but are also personalised to give you progression, achievement and great locals knowledge which will immeasurably increase your good times here with us in NZ.
Unlike many packages we do not limit the mountains you can include, but instead will take you to any of the five resorts that suit your needs the most, and include professional lessons for you too.

Park Powder Piste looks to build groups of like minded skiers and Boarders to enjoy our resorts together and have great times in the snow and see real progression.
The dates on our booking page have been put forward primarily to miss the busy weekend crowds on the mountain, and for when the snow is at it's best.

All packages include a group lesson for up to two hours every day of your trip.  This gives you professional tuition and plenty of free time to practice and perfect your instruction. 

We'll take you to some awesome resorts tailor made to your requirements, and show you where to find the best pipes, runs, boxes, rails, chutes, powder, kickers and drops.

We are here for those who get amped off skiing and riding and want to get to the next level whatever it might be, for those who want to have the best times when they are on holiday, for those who want a snow adventure not offered by anyone else.   We aim to deliver epic snow packages... no less.

Our packages are also ideal for those who are looking for a snow holiday without joining a group, and can be booked at any time throughout the winter. If you are looking for an awesome ski or snowboard package for just you and your partner or you and a few mates, then get in touch and let us know your needs.
Accommodation options are available at all levels from hostel dormitory bunks to luxury 5* plus Lodges. P.O.A.