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Mike Madden Gives Us the Lowdown on Backcountry Skiing in Queenstown

Mike Madden, owner and chief guide at Queenstown Mountain Guides, spends his winters exploring Queenstown's snow-covered mountains. Originally from the North Island, Mike discovered his true passion for mountaineering and skiing when he moved to Queenstown at age 20. Since then, Mike's worked and lived in Mount Cook, Canada and Japan, before starting his own mountain guiding business in Queenstown four years ago.
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Six things you didn't know about skiing in Queenstown

If you've skied in Queenstown before, you'll probably know the ins and outs of Queenstown's ski fields. You may have a favourite ski run, rental store and apres ski location. However, no matter how many times you've visited, there may be a thing or two only true locals know about skiing in Queenstown. Here's a list of six interesting things you might not know about skiing in Queenstown.
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