The best spots for Skiing in New Zealand

If you spend the whole year craving for snowy slopes, then skiing in New Zealand will be your next favorite holiday. Head there from mid-June to early November, and get ready for some world-class ski fields and beautiful scenery.


The Remarkables, Queenstown

Easy to access from Queenstown, The Remarkables is a great day-trip just from the city. This is one of the places with better infrastructure for skiing in New Zealand. First-time skiers can book lessons and more experienced ones can try some tricks at one of the 3 freestyle fields. Either way, at The Remarkables you’re up for a friendly vibe, beautiful blue-sky days and fun slopes. Book with us and make it your skiing holidays this year.


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Copyright: Coronet Peak Ski Field


Coronet Peak, Queenstown

Only 18 Km away from Queenstown, Coronet Peak is one of the most popular spots for skiing in New Zealand. Great for a holiday with friends, here you can hit the pistes during the day, at night and finish at a party down hill. And because the site is not that big, you don’t need to feel guilty if you sleep in after a night out. There’s plenty of time to explore Coronet Peak with your friends. If you’re a beginner, have in mind that the pistes for you are a bit limited. So you might want to hit the closeby Remarkables instead.


Cardrona Valley, Wanaka

If freestyle ski and snowboard is your thing, then head to Cardrona Valley. Located in the beautiful region of Otago, it sits on the way from Wanaka to Queenstown. The 345ha of terrain features fun options for every level of expertise. There’s a fair share of green and blue pistes and if you’re looking for adrenaline, there are four freestyle parks. Are you ready to hit a half-pipe?


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Credit: Martyn Williams


Treble Cone, Wanaka

Take your time going down the long pistes of Treble Cone. Since there are only two chair lifts, you can explore the mountain without much planning. All “roads” will lead to either the Home and Saddle Basins. If you’re an expert, then you’ll love the steep pistes of Saddle Basin, that start at almost two thousand metres high. And of course, skiing in New Zealand means you can have excitement and jaw-dropping sceneries all in one. So wrap up your day with a quiet descend at Matukituki Basin. Explore the off-pistes there, while taking in the stunning views of the lake.


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Mt Ruapehu Credit: Penny Egleton


Whakapapa Mt Ruapehu, North Island

Have you ever thought of skiing down an active volcano? Right in the heart of New Zealand’s North Island you can. Whakapapa at Mount Ruapehu is the largest skiable area in the country and great for first-timers. Learn to ski in your own time at Happy Valley, a beginners only area and safe for kids. For the more experienced skiiers, the only exciting thing will be the fact that it is a volcano. The most challenging pistes for skiing in New Zealand, are most definitely located in the South Island.


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