Ski and Snowboarding Vacations
New Zealand is one of the most popular places for skiing, snowboarding and heli skiing in the Southern Hemisphere. The main ski resort towns are Queenstown and Wanaka which also provide sensational heli skiing. The New Zealand ski season is roughly early July to early October and starts as the Northern Hemisphere slopes finally melt away making New Zealand an increasingly popular international ski destination. The main North Island fields include the country's two largest and most popular destinations, Turoa and Whakapapa. The Southern Alps give the South Island a great deal more scope, with the greatest concentration of commercial fields being around Queenstown - Coronet Peak and The Remarkables; and Wanaka - Treble Cone, Cardrona and the Waiorau Nordic Ski Area. Further north Mount Hutt and Mount Potts are both within two hours drive of Christchurch International Airport.
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Queenstown Ski Resort
2016 WINTER SPECIAL: We are offering our own discounted rates for The Heritage Hotel accommodation only - subject to availability. Only available for bookings with New Zealand Adventure Specialists. Ask us for a quote.
Cardrona Alpine Resort - Mountain Accommodation - near Wanaka
Cardrona Alpine Resort is a relaxed and friendly ski and snowboard resort located between Wanaka and Queenstown.
Queenstown 60 minutes (58km)
2 quad fixed chairlifts
Cardrona has a limited number of mountain apartments available located on the skifield. They are generally booked out one year in advance but some availability still exists. if you would like to find out more information please contact us. Dated 03/02/2016.
Tiritiri Lodge - near WanakaTiritiri Lodge sits on the eastern shore of Lake Wanaka. This luxury boutique lodge has 5 deluxe king guest rooms and 1 deluxe king suite all with magnificent mountain views. The rooms are furnished with luxurious beds, fine Egyptian cotton linen, pure down duvets and a choice of pillows, custom made carpet, original art, comfortable armchairs and personal toiletries.
The lodge also has a resident chef who provides a full breakfast each morning. Dinner is available by arrangement.
Queenstown 60 minutes (58km)
2016 Ski Week Package $TBA per person; twin share.
2016 4-Nights Ski Package $TBA per person; twin share.
Single supplement & single night rates available.
Temple Basin Ski Area - Arthurs Pass National Park
Temple Basin Ski Area is a unique ski club field sporting rope tows and two ski lodges. Temple Basin requires a 55-minute walk in but has fantastic snowboarding terrain, on site lodge accommodation and rental equipment.
TRANSWORLD SNOWBOARDING : "If I had to stay in one area, on one mountain, in one place, to snowboard for the rest of my life, it would be Temple Basin. It's that good".
P156 Transworld Snowboarding magazine; March 1996.
STANDARD SKI and SNOWBOARDING WEEK at Temple Basin Ski Area
These 6 night, 7 day ski & snowboarding packages run throughout the season from Sunday to Saturday and include all food, accommodation, lift passes (including night skiing), great terrain and awesome fun.
Heli-Skiing and Heli-Boarding
New Zealand is a great place to try heliskiing and heliboarding. The main Heliskiing Locations are Methven, Mount Cook, Queenstown and Wanaka. At Mount Cook the Tasman Glacier provides a fantastic 12km scenic run. The heliskiing season normally runs from July to early October. Provided you are an intermediate skier and are reasonably proficient at skiing powder you should be able to pass the ability questionnaire, but at around NZ$995 a day it isn't for everyone.
Ski and Snowboarding Tours
For those wanting a scenic skiing or snowboarding tour including helisking some of the best terrain in New Zealand check out the Southern Alps Ski Tour. Bookings are generally limited due to popular demand.
New Zealand Snow Reports
Snow Reports on various New Zealand Ski Resorts, Commercial Ski Fields and Backcountry Ski Fields.
Snow Reports are updated daily during the Ski Season.
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