New Zealand features landscapes and sceneries that are out of this world and has earned a warranted reputation as a global skiing destination. With its breath-taking scenery and mountains of fresh virgin snow, it is surely a delight to the young and the young at heart.
New Zealand ski fields are big and large. They have ample wide-open bowls and gentle slopes for first-time skiers and off-piste skiing as well as heli-skiing for the more adventurous ones.
If you’re set for a ski adventure in New Zealand, they open their ski fields early June of each year and typically run until the New Zealand snow stops falling which is mostly early to mid-October.
The Southern Alps of New Zealand provide some intense fine skiing and boarding with five hundred kilometres of mountain ranges breaking up the South Island from north to south. Find the adventure you are looking for from the ski regions of New Zealand.
Christchurch – Canterbury
The Christchurch – Canterbury region stretches from ocean to Alps. It caters to anyone looking for a snow-fuelled fun and adventure. When in this region, visit Mt Hutt which is one of the biggest and highest ski areas in the South Island or nearby Porters which is a haven for learners on up.
Aoraki/Mount Cook Mackenzie
Located within the centre of New Zealand’s majestic South Island, the region of Aoraki / Mount Cook Mackenzie is notable for its supreme ski conditions. See snow-capped mountain ranges of the Southern Alps stretching across the western horizon. When in this region, visit the boutique ski fields of Roundhill, Mt Dobson and Ohau Snow Fields.
Queenstown – Wanaka
This region is home to five incredible ski resorts. Surrounded by intense high Alps, this stunning winter paradise features row after row of snow-capped mountains dotted with sparkling, pristine lakes. Queenstown – Wanaka offers skiing for every level, comprising of Nordic ski, night ski adventures and the largest heli ski terrain outside North America. When in this region, check out Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, Wanaka, Treble Cone and Cardrona.
Imagine skiing down the slopes with the gust of the wind brushing your face whilst admiring the picturesque snow covered mountain peaks floating in the distance. How can you not appreciate the brilliance of it all as you glide effortlessly down the trail of powdery snow and ice?
New Zealand is your ultimate winter destination. So, dig out your winter woollies, pack your bags and let the fun begin!