About Us

The BASE NZ crew live, work and play in Wanaka.

Passionate about life, freeride and freestyle skiing and snowboarding, we are out in the mountains that surround us riding every day. All that riding pays off for you – you get the best advice on the latest outerwear, skis and snowboards, because we have tried and tested every product we sell. It’s a tough job but someone has to do it. We believe in our gear and advice enough to give you our special 2 year Ski and Snowboard Guarantee. Our team all love what they do and everyone contributes to what makes BASE NZ  so great.

So how did we get to where we are today?

Back in 1999, BASE founders, Brent & Chris settled in Wanaka after many seasons chasing fat pow in resorts across the globe. They turned their passion for skiing and snowboarding into their first business, BASE, right in town. The first BASE shop opened up and specialized in street-wear, ski & snowboard hardware, outerwear plus ski and snowboard rental! It's a wonder how it all fitted in there.

Next, a premium ski and snowboard rental unit, Ultimate Rentals joined the party as well as the Base Ultimate Workshop (originally operated out of the garage under the art center), now located in its own dedicated, specialist workshop at 39 Helwick Street behind Rocket Rentals.

In 2005, BASE entered the online market, and retail the best premium snow, and surf brands around.

Now we are able to hook up skiers, snowboarders and fashion followers from all over NZ with the latest styles, brands and products. For holiday makers, locals and those in the know, the Base NZ store on Helwick St is a go to.

What happen to the Base NZ snow store in summer? Well Wanaka pretty much turns into a humming lakeside summer destination so we go into FULL BEACH MODE with our store changing to South Beach! Everything you need for a day at the lake is in store including wet suits, jandals, swimwear and fashion, all the fashion!

Live large with BASE NZ - Living a great story since 1999.

Check out our  Base NZ store at 12 Helwick St, Wanaka. Below.


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