Bobby Brown in action. Image: Iain McGregor
1) World's Best Athletes
Every two years the best in the world in their chosen snow sport disciplines descend upon the Southern Lakes resorts of Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, Cardrona and Treble Cone to compete in FIS World Cup and Freeride World Qualifier sanctioned events. On any given day you might find yourself sharing the same resort air or chairlift as Ted Ligety, Lindsay Vonn, Bobby Brown, James Woods, Jamie Anderson and friends.
Not to mention local legend ‘Wells Brothers’ – Jossi, Byron, Beau James and Jackson. Eldest brother, Jossi, is an X Games medalist and Winter Olympian and his brothers are not far behind.
The best part? If you’re an Aussie you don't have to fly across the globe to experience these folk in action either, check the start lists for the Audi Quattro Winter Games and take a three hour flight to experience true elite world competition. Now that's boasting rights, right there.