Ski fun

Rug up, grab your skis and start enjoying some of the best snow in the world!

We’re well and truly into winter but if you want to hit the mountains for some skiing, snowboarding or just to make a snowman, you better do it quickly.

Some snow deets:

New Zealand’s Southern Alps are a grand series of rugged mountain chains extending the length of the South Island. The volcanic peaks of the North Island’s vast central plateau provide a spectacular backdrop for snow sports.

Whether it’s for a family holiday or adventure sports, New Zealand has a choice of ski fields and winter resorts that will surely please your inner snow bunny!

There are four key areas in NZ for enjoying the snow:

  • Queenstown is New Zealand’s best known winter holiday destination. The local ski areas are Coronet Peak and The Remarkables.
  • Wanaka is close to the four ski areas of Cardrona, Treble Cone, Snow Farm and Snow Park with terrain for skiers and snowboarders of all levels.
  • Mount Hutt ski area in Canterbury – enjoys the longest snow season. It’s a popular destination for locals and visitors who gather at the town of Methven when not on the slopes or enjoying off-piste heli-ski adventures on private high country farms.
  • -In the North Island,  you have Whakapapa and Turoa ski areas on the active volcano Mt Ruapehu

Looking for a resort?

  • In the North island try National Park Village & Ohakune
  • In the South Island Queenstown in renowned for its world class cuisine, nightlife & great sightseeing.
  • You can also stay in Wanaka on the shores of Lake Wanaka, which is perfect to get to the 4 snow areas.