Ski New Zealand
Why Ski New Zealand?
Real mountains, incredible scenery, lively ski towns, friendly locals and fast direct access from Australia are just a few good reasons for crossing the ditch to discover what New Zealand has to offer. New Zealand is heaven for Snow goers around the world known for getting fantastic snow falls and long winter seasons. You have a choice of 7 resorts including Coronet Peak, Mt Hutt and Treble Cone with something for everyone. Ask around and most will tell you Queenstown is popular for a good reason, offering great riding conditions at both Coronet Peak and the Remarkables and fantastic nightlife. Whatever your choice Alpine World can tailor any package to your needs.
Queenstown is the Southern Hemisphere’s premier lake and alpine region. Set on the shores of Lake Wakatipu and surrounded by mountains, Queenstown is the perfect destination for your snow holiday. With stunning scenery and a variety of activities it is one of the most popular snow destinations in New Zealand. From Queenstown you can access both Coronet Peak and The Remarkables making it the perfect base for any level of skier or boarder.
Wanaka is an area on the south island of New Zealand, where you will find two ski resorts, Treble Cone and Cardrona. Most Activites in town are based around the lake and heavily involve the outdoors, from hiking to kayaking there is something for everyone. During winter the most popular activity is skiing or snowboarding at the nearest ski resorts. Just a short flight from Australia, Queenstown Aiport is the closest international airport being a 60 minute drive from Wanaka.
Methven, located in the Canterbury region of New Zealand’s south Island is hands down the perfect escape no matter your taste or budget. Exciting yet relaxing, nestled right underneath Mt Hutt, Methven is undoubtedly the closest place to stay to get an early start on the slopes. In winter Methven is the location of choice for the snow enthusiasts who are visiting Mt Hutt to Ski or Snowboard. At all other times of the year, Methven attracts all lovers of the outdoors who visit to take advantage of the large range of outdoor activities. Located just 1 Hour from Christchurch airport, Mt Hutt on its door step and some of the World’s finest Heliskiing country, Methven is a snowsports magnet. Methven is more likely to be visited by experienced riders and those who are there to ride and only to ride. Experienced riders choose to come to Methven to experience the large area of Helicountry Mt Hutt has to offer. Heliskiing or boarding is an experience unlike any other.
Whakapapa, on the northern side of Mount Ruapehu in New Zealand’s Tongariro National Park, is one of the mountain’s two commercial ski fields. The other is Turoa, located on the mountain’s south-western slopes. The ski season is generally from late June to late October, depending on snow and weather conditions. Turoa has a slightly longer season, generally opening a week before Whakapapa and closing early November. The terrain at Whakapapa Skifield is divided up as 25% beginner, 50% intermediate and 25% advanced. Access to the skifield is by Bruce Road, a 2-lane, 6 km sealed road. Limited accommodation and refreshments are available at ‘Top o’ the Bruce’, at the entry to the skifield, and elsewhere on the mountain. Alpine huts are provided for trampers and climbers. Mount Ruapehu’s two skifields, Whakapapa and Turoa, are considered to be the largest ski resort in New Zealand. Both are owned and operated by the company Ruapehu Alpine Lifts.