New Zealand Skiing and Snowboarding Tours
Southern Alps Ski Tour
New Zealand Adventure Specialists 7-day Southern Alps skiing and snowboarding tour will take you to the South Islands main ski resorts and enjoy heliskiing some of New Zealand's most virgin terrain.
This trip caters for those wanting skiing or snowboarding mixed within a scenic winter tour of a selection of New Zealand's best skiing areas.
For the ultimate skiing experience Heliskiing within the Harris Mountains and Mount Cook National Park. The ultimate helicopter adventure is Wilderness Heliskiing the majestic mountains of the Libbig or Malte Ranges.
The ski season is generally from late June to early October although it varies considerably from one ski area to another. Due to the variable nature of winter ski conditions our guides may alter the itinerary to provide you with the best possible skiing and snowboarding available.
This trip is definitely for the young at heart. Experience New Zealand in a way that few people have experienced it. Indulge in the hospitably of New Zealand while staying at quality accommodation
Day 1 : Queenstown
Travel to Queenstown. Ski Coronet Peak. One of the top South Island fields, with a wide variety of runs and terrain to suit all abilities. Well-groomed sunny slopes, plunging valleys with world class facilities. Night skiing.
Day 2 : The Remarkables
Ski The Remarkables. Wide open trails - native Keas - powder snow - spectacular views - sun drenched terrain - unforgettable runs. Challenges for skiers of all abilities. There's terrain like you have never seen before, and if you're prepared to exercise the legs a little, you will discover some of the longest off-piste runs around. The Remarkables is truly alpine magic.
Day 3 : Harris Mountains Heliskiing
Sensational Heliskking in the Harris Mountains, There are over 400 runs from 200 peaks in 7 separate mountain ranges. (over 3000sqr kms) Runs vary between 2000-4000 vertical feet of treeless skiing in sheltered basins, bowls and wide rolling mountain flanks through to steep chutes.
Day 4 : Wanaka
Travel to Wanaka. Ski Treble Cone. Spectacular views overlooking Lake Wanaka. 550 hectares of varying terrain with slopes to suit all - from beginners, advancing intermediates to extremists. Its well known for its regular falls of dry powder and reliable weather.
Day 5 : Cardrona
Ski at the Cardrona Alpine Resort. A well developed field with excellent base facilities. Its three basins offer wide-open spaces and a mix of terrain that's suitable for snowboarders and skiers of all abilities.
Additionally you have the option of visiting WAIORAU NORDIC New Zealand's only commercial Nordic Ski Area. 25 km of groomed trails and expansive open rolling country. Extensive trails for skiers of all levels and experience. Telemark skiing is also available.
Day 6 : Mount Cook Heliskiing
Enjoy the splendor of Mount Cook National Park with sensational Alpine Heliskiing.
Skiing in the majestic mountains of the Libbig or Malte Ranges. Includes a minimum 3,000 vertical meters of skiing (4 runs). This includes guide services, safety equipment, a gourmet lunch plus helicopter flights. Additional skiing is available at an average of NZ$90 per person, per 1,000 meters. (Suitable for intermediate and advanced skiers and snowboarders).
Day 7 : Methven - Mt Hutt
Travel to Methven. Ski Mt Hutt. Mt Hutt is one of the highest ski areas in the Southern Hemisphere and is rated one of the best in NZ. Mt Hutt has beginner, intermediate and advanced level slopes. The wide-open faces are great for those learning to snowboard.
Return transport to Christchurch.
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The ski season is generally from early July to early October although it varies considerably from one ski area to another. Due to the variable nature of winter ski conditions our guides may alter the itinerary to provide you with the best possible skiing and snowboarding available.
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