Finding Opportunity in Designing for the Future

Summer Mountain Resort Development

At Select Contracts we believe that the fundamental human need for leisure is always evolving. For this reason, mountain resort offerings must evolve as well. More and more we see ski resorts struggling with visitation due to ageing demographics and diminished conditions due to climate change and now coupled with the global pandemic. Many resorts…

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Surf Parks: Are They Better Than the Ocean?

Surf Park Development

With the Tokyo Summer Olympics postponed until 2021, athletes around the world are gearing up for another year of training and preparation. You may have heard there are several new disciplines being welcomed to the Olympics next year; along with sport climbing, skateboarding, and freestyle BMX, surfing has been one of the most anticipated additions…

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He Puna Taimoana Hot Pools

New Brighton Hot Pool New Zealand - HE PUNA TAIMOANA HOT POOLS

Just before the world went into lockdown, we celebrated the completion of the stunning He Puna Taimoana – Māori for seaside pools. He Puna Taimoana is located in the beautiful seaside suburb of New Brighton in Christchurch, New Zealand. The facility has five outdoor pools ranging from 26ºC to 40ºC including a lap pool, hot…

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Climate Change & Other Hot Topics in the Ski Resort Industry

Interview with Rob McSkimming, Former VP of Business Development at Whistler Blackcomb When you live the mountain recreation lifestyle doing what you love, success will follow – at least that is what happened with Rob McSkimming. After more than 40 successful years in the Mountain Resort industry, primarily in senior roles at Whistler Blackcomb, Rob…

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Sponsored Athlete Profile: Bryn Dickerson

Bryn is a Downhill Mountain Bike racer, hailing from Wellington, New Zealand and currently travelling and riding in Europe. We sat down with Bryn for a quick Q & A, check it out! Let’s kick things off with a bit of an intro- how did you meet the team at Select Contracts? I met the…

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Sponsored Athlete Profile: Katy Winton

Mountain Bike Park Design & Management

Select Contracts is excited to introduce to you one of our sponsored athletes, Katy Winton! Katy is a 25 year-old enduro mountain bike racer for the Trek Factory Racing Enduro Team hailing from Scotland in the UK. After starting out in cross country (XC) racing in 2013, she moved to enduro and has climbed the…

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Reporting Back from Sea Otter Classic 2018

Sun’s out, the bikes are out and the trails are mint – it’s finally Spring in the Northern hemisphere and we’re excited to be back on the mountain biking trails here in Whistler, Canada! To kick off the biking season our Development Co-ordinator, Adrian Paul, got amongst the 500+ exhibitor booths at this year’s Sea…

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New Brighton Playground and Splash Park: Before & After

New Brighton Playground & Splashpark

The grand opening last month was a huge success so we wanted to share some photos and video of the grand opening- take a look! Before Here’s an image of what the whale pool and playground looked like before the remodel: After And the new playground and splash pad now: An overhead view of the…

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New Brighton Community Engagement

Have Your Voice Heard As we move into the second phase of the New Brighton Community Foreshore development, the community is being asked for input. Part of our design process is to engage the community to gain feedback ensuring that what we are creating will be best received by the local community in Christchurch. You…

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Newest Development Confirmed: Porirua Adventure Park

Last week Select Contracts CEO Chris Sutton and Regional Director for NZ & Australia Darron Charity attended the official public announcement of Porirua Adventure Park, a development by Select Contracts. The park will be the first of its kind in New Zealand with an indoor surf park, lift-access mountain bike trails, sightseeing trails for walking and hiking,…

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