Close to Home – A New Zealand Splitboard Movie

November 22nd, 2023

Mountainwatch | Video

Close To Home is a splitboarding and ski touring film based in the South Island of New Zealand. Based out of Queenstown, the goal is to inspire other like-minded people to get out and explore their local mountains!

The movie showcases a series of local missions to freeride areas, some iconic classics, while others, seen and ridden by only few…

So, whether it’s this coming northern hemi season, or next Aussie or NZ season, get out there! There’s so much terrain to explore.


What more could you ask for? Photo: Ryan Quirke
The beauty of the seemingly endless backcountry.  Photo: Ryan Quirke
The first of what will be some epic turns in steep terrain. Photo: Ryan Quirke