Shaun is the head-honcho, the big-cheese, all-that and a bag of potato chips (or so he tells us). He’s been in Queenstown for approximately 6yrs, with no intention of re-joining the real world anytime soon. With a wealth of knowledge about Queenstown, in particular the mountainbiking and snowboarding side of things, he’s got all the info you require – and doesn’t mind taking people on a lesson or 2 of the mountains in both seasons (time permitting of course!)
Gus is relatively fresh to the team, but by no means is he fresh to the QT scene. He’s the other Hostel commander-in-chief, and has been in town for almost 2yrs. He’s our resident photographer and good-times expert, and after a couple of seasons working at one of the ski-resorts and with Canyoning Queenstown, he knows the nooks and crannies of the area like the back of his supple, moisturised hand.
Lucy is the feminine perspective here at AVA, keeping the boys honest and in-check. She’s our senior Reception Manager, and has been in for Queenstown approximately 3yrs. With a few seasons working at one of the ski-resorts under her belt, she’d school you up on the slopes if you could keep up. Lucy also happens to be an expert on the local night-life, so if a giving yourself a potential hangover is your scene, look no further!
Mark is our freshest daisy, but whilst he’s new to our crop he’s been in town now for over a year. Snowboard extraordinaire, Captain good-times, Boy-Band – all of these terms have been used to describe the myth and the legend himself. He’s just in training, but already knows where the toilet is and is working on how to use it. Treat him gently, he’ll be up to speed in no time!