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New Zealand Ski Destinations

Ruapehu Ski Areas

Whakapapa Ski Area – Whakapapa is located on Mount Ruapehu in the centre of the North Island. As the North Islands largest ski field, it is popular with locals who don’t have the time of the budget to head further south. Read More

Turoa Ski Area – Turoa shares the same mountain, Mt Ruapehu, as Whakapapa Ski field. There is something at Turoa for everyone, from learners through to experiences skiers looking for a challenge. Read more

Taranaki Ski Areas

Manganui Ski area – Manganui Ski area is in the  Taranaki region, and sits on the slopes of Mount Egmont. Manganui Ski Area has accommodation onsite in the appropriately named Manganui Lodge. Read more

Nelson ski Areas

Rainbow Ski Area – Rainbow is a ski resort in the Tasman region of New Zealand’s South Island. There is no accommodation on the field, so be sure to book your accommodation in nearby St Arnaud which is a short shuttle ride away. Read more

North Canterbury Ski Areas

Mt Lyford Ski Area – Mt Lyfoend is 146 kilometres from Christchurch, and caters well for beginner, intermediate, and advanced skiers. Read more

Hanmer Springs Ski Area – Hanmer springs Ski Area is a little over 2 hours from Christchurch, or about 35 minutes drive from the town of Hanmer springs. The ski field has trails to suit everyone, and the town of Hanmer provides a great place to wind down after a day on the slopes. Read more

Canterbury Ski Areas

Temple Basin Ski Area – Temple Basin is a club ski field in Arthurs Pass, on the western side of the South Islands magnificent Southern Alps. Temple Basins natural terrain is highly recommended by adventure skier enthusiasts. Read more

Craigieburn Ski Area – Craigieburn is for the brave! If you’re a beginner, stay away, if you’re an advanced or expert skier, say hello to your new Holy Grail! Read more

Broken River Ski Area – Broken River ski field sits 110km west of Christchurch, and claims to have the longest ski season anywhere in Australasia! Broken River is great for the Intermediate and Advanced skiers, and also has suitable conditions for the beginner. Read more

Mt Cheeseman Ski Area – Mount Cheeseman sits about an hour and a half from Christchurch, within a south-east facing basin. There is accommodation on-site, and slopes to suit all levels of experience. Read more

Porters Ski Area – Porters is a commercial ski field just over an hours drive from Christchurch, on the southern end of the Craigieburn Range in the South Island of New Zealand. Porters has modern grooming equipment, and snowmaking facilities along the main slopes. Read more

Mt Hutt Ski Area – Mt Hutt boasts the largest skiable area in the South Island. Mt Hutt ski area caters to a wide range of skiers, with plenty of areas for beginners alongside exciting intermediate and advanced runs for the more experienced adventure seekers. Read more

Mt Olympus Ski Area – Mount Olympus is a club ski field in the Craigieburn Range, situated on New Zealand’s South Island. Situated a two hour drive from Christchurch, the field offers a great assortment of runs on its uncrowded slopes. Read more

Mt Potts Ski Area – Mount Potts is a specialist ski area located in the hearth of Canterburys Southern Alps. Mt Potts is the highest ski area in the South Island, and unlike normal resorts, vertical transport is provided by snowcats and helicopter only. Read more

South Canterbury / Otago Ski Areas

Roundhill Ski Area – Roundhill Ski area is a family run ski field, primarily catering to beginner and intermediate skiers. Roundhill is located near the town of Tekapo, 3 hours from both Queenstown and Christchuch. Read more

Mt Dobson Ski Area – Mount Dobson ski area is situation in New Zealand’s South Island near the beautiful Lake Tekapo. Intermediate skiers are in their element at Mount Dobson, which is commonly said to have some of the best learner/intermediate slopes in New Zealand. Read more

Ohau Ski Area – Ohau is a small ski area sitting on the Southern Alps, near the Otago / Canterbury boundary. Ohau is privileged to have some of the most spectacular views in New Zealand, across Lake Ohau and the South Islands magnificent Southern Alps. Read more

Wanaka Ski Areas

Treble Cone Ski Area – Treble Cone provides great terrain for skiers of all abilities, and with reliable snow and uncrowded slopes, Treble Cone is a hit with both locals and international visitors alike! Read more

Cardrona Ski Area – Cardrona Alpine Resort is located near Wanaka in New Zealand’s South Island, approximately a 1 hour drive from Queenstown. Cardrona provides great skiing for the beginner, intermediate, and advanced skier, and also provides great terrain parks for a bit of snowboarding action! Read more

Snow Farm – Snow Farm is a ski area located between Queenstown and Wanaka, and is dedicated to cross-country skiing with over 55km of trails! Snow Farm also has accommodation on site, with the ability to host weddings, conferences, and meetings. Read more

Queenstown Ski Areas

Coronet Peak Ski Area – Coronet Peak is a popular New Zealand ski resort, located 18km northeast of Queenstown. Coronet Peak is one to seriously consider visiting, and offers great skiing and snowboarding for all levels of talent. Read more

The Remarkables Ski Area – The Remarkables Ski Area lives up to its name, as it steep cliffs rise sharply from the southern end of Lake Wakatipu, and clearly visible from the tourist town of Queenstown. Read more