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Ski New Zealand

Are you looking for the perfect New Zealand skiing holiday? Great snow, amazing scenery, and conditions to suit your level of experience?

Well New Zealand is the place, and right now is the time to start planning.

your New Zealand skiing or snowboarding adventure. A favourable exchange rate (click here to view our Currency Calculator), cheap flights to New Zealand, and value for money ski and snowboarding packages combine to make New Zealand one of the world’s premier ski and snowboarding destinations.

Scroll down for information on the various New Zealand ski fields…….




Escorted Snow Packages

7 Day South Island Snow Safari Tour


From $1,799 NZD

Come and join us as we take you to 6 of the South Island's best ski fields. Mt Hutt, Ohau, Cardrona, Treble Cone, Coronet Peak and The Remarkables are all on the itinerary for our adrenalin charged South Island adventure.

What's Included?

When you join us, we take the stress out of your week. Everything is provided to make sure that you can just relax and do what you came here for, have fun;

  • An incredible week of snow in the South Island's best ski destinations
  • All of your transport from field to field including transfers to each mountain
  • Daily lift passes for each of the six mountains
  • The service of an expert tour manager to help you improve your technique
  • Your tour is limited to just sixteen guests
  • Your accommodation with a maximum of six sharing (upgrades are available)
  • Daily breakfast
  • Entry to the Lake Tekapo hot pools
  • If you select the Beginner Pack, lessons and equipment hire are included
  • If you select the Lift Pass + Hire Pack, equipment is included

Accommodation Upgrades

  • Private room upgrade $599. This is per room, so if two share, just split the upgrade cost
  • We can book you into our Christchurch lodge on the night before and/or after your tour
  • Or stay an extra night in Queenstown on Day seven. It's worth it. What an amazing town.
Vertical fun on the South Island - picture courtesy Haka Tours

Optional Activities for your spare day

On day five, you are free to enjoy the magic of Queenstown. It's the ideal opportunity to indulge in one or more of these great optional extras:

  • Go Heli-Skiing - half or full day available
  • Make the most of the conditions with an extra day on the slopes
  • Go wild on the famous Canyon Swing
  • Take in the amazing scenery the best way possible, with a sky dive
  • Bungy Jump - this is a must!
  • Ride the famous Shotover Jetboat
  • Visit NZ's most popular attraction, mystical Milford Sound an a full day tour and cruise
  • Or, just sit back and relax in Queenstown


12 Day South Island Snow Odyssey

From $2,999 NZD

If you're looking to get away from the major ski fields, then this is the trip for you, as we take you to a variety of the South Island's smaller boutique fields.

You will love places like Broken River, Craigeburn and Temple Basin.

Come and join us on this action packed adventure!

What's Included?

Your tour cost includes an amazing nine full day ski passes, for eight different ski fields:

  • Porter Heights, Mt Olympus, Temple Basin, Craigieburn, Broken River, Mt Dobson, Ohau (x 2 days) and Treble Cone
  • Your quad share accommodation for 11 nights (with upgrades available)
  • The services of an experienced tour manager
  • A guided tour on each mountain
  • Transport and mountain transfers
  • Breakfasts - 2 cooked and 9 continental
  • Dinners on four nights
  • Maximum of 8 in your group
  • Nut crackers and rope tow gloves included

Accommodation Upgrades

  • Private room for $899 - per room so halve if two are sharing
Haka Tours Cardrona Resort

Optional activities available

  • Go Heli-skiing in Wanaka
  • Take a fully guided back country day trip
  • Include your ski or board hire for 12 days
  • Transfers from airport
  • A range of other optional activities at Wanaka and Lake Tekapo
  • Add extra days at Queenstown or Wanaka


7 Day Ultimate Heli Tour

From $6,999 NZD

This could very well be New Zealand's best Heli Ski adventure!

Covering seven days and three different mountain ranges, your adventure takes you well away from the commercial runs to some serious back country.

If you're looking for some of the deepest and longest heli runs this side of the equator, then this is the tour for you!

What's Included?

We've packed a lot into this tour so that you are free to just hit the slopes:

  • Seven days in some of the South Island's best heli skiing locations - Mount Cook, Wanaka, Methven and Queenstown
  • The services of an expert guide
  • Your transport, including mountain and heli transfers
  • Three action packed days heli-skiing or boarding, including lunch
  • One day guided back country skiing or boarding at Wanaka's stunning Treble Cone
  • One day Mt Hutt with option to upgrade to heli skiing
  • Six nights accommodation, three plus star, in a private room with ensuite
  • Six hearty cooked breakfasts
  • Two delicious dinners at Mount Cook
  • Your tour is limited to just 8 guests
Haka Tours snow boarders

Optional Extras

  • Ski and board hire for the week
  • Day two heli upgrade available
  • Half day Ohau on day four depending on conditions
  • Queenstown heli day on day seven
  • Some great activities in Queenstown, the "Adventure Capital" on day seven
  • Spend extra days in either Wanaka or Queenstown after the tour


4 Day Queenstown Snow Fix

From $999 NZD

Looking for a short break in one of the world's premium adventure towns?

Your four day Queenstown package gives you three days skiing or boarding in the stunning Southern Lakes region, with time to enjoy everything that this awesome location offers.

And to make it even better, you stay at Haka's very own upmarket lodge in the heart of Queenstown. Close to the bars, pubs and restaurants, it's the perfect base from which to enjoy your adventure.

No need for you to organize a thing. We do it for you. And we can cater for skiiers and boarders of all skill levels.

So don't be shy, come and join us. A great time is guaranteed.

What's Included?

  • Your airport transfers to/from Haka Lodge
  • The services of an experienced local guide
  • Your breakfast each day
  • Stay at our cosy welcoming lodge and enjoy some mulled wine and chocolate fondue
  • Enjoy a free cocktail
  • A shared dinner
  • Transport each day - sit back and enjoy the scenery
  • Four nights accommodation at Haka Lodge max six sharing, but upgrades available
  • Three lift passes to three stunning mountains - Coronet Peak, The Remarkables and Cardrona
  • Good quality hire gear

Accommodation Upgrade

Upgrade your accommodation to a private room for $399 - add this as you build your tour. The price is per room, so if there are two you, you can split the cost.

Stay with us in Queenstown the night before and/or after the tour at Haka Lodge, which is in the heart of Queenstown

Haka Tours three boarders

Optional Extras

Queenstown is rightly known as the "Adventure Capital". This vibrant resort sits on the shores of Lake Wakatipu and is an adrenalin junkies heaven. While you're here it makes sense to experience as much as you can and we are happy to arrange any add-on activities that you choose. You can book these before your tour, or they can be arranged by your guide on tour. Here's a selection:

  • Swing out over a massive canyon (you know you want to!)
  • Go sky diving over the Remarkables for breathtaking views
  • Heard about the jetboats? It's time to try one for yourself
  • Queenstown is "bungy central". It's an amazing thrill
  • Paraglide over some of the most stunning country on the planet



Build your own Self Drive Snow Package

New Zealand's stunning terrain is home to many world class ski fields. From the North Island's volcanic peaks to the South Island's feature packed resorts, New Zealand has something for skiers and boarders of all skill levels.

We can build you the perfect snow package focusing on your exact needs, and can include lift passes, gear hire, car hire, accommodation and even selected activities. You tell us!

Just fill out and submit the Enquiry Form and we will be in touch.



Night skiing at Coronet Peak - picture courtesy Haka Tours

Click on the link below to purchase the "New Zealand Skiing and Snowboarding Guide"

This comprehensive guide is beautifully illustrated with colour photographs, and includes details on the 34 best skiing and snowboarding locations in New Zealand. Information covers field altitude, field size, and vertical descent. There is also helpful information on terrain rating, the good and the bad about the field, how to get there, and accommodation options.

Have a look!



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Ski New Zealand - Resort Information

Over millions of years, Mother Nature created the perfect setting for New Zealand's ski fields.

Skiing at Treble Cone near Wanaka with Haka Tours

In the South Island, the Southern Alps run for over 500 kilometres through the centre of the island. With numerous peaks towering over 3,000 metres in height, the Southern Alps are dotted with several world class fields.

And in New Zealand's North Island, Mt Ruapehu, which is the tallest of several volcanoes, towers to almost 2,800 metres above sea level.

When Are New Zealand Ski Fields Open?

Most fields open in mid to late June and the season runs to late September or early October, depending on conditions. This four month window allows you plenty of time to enjoy the best of New Zealand's wonderful conditions.

Facilities are regularly upgraded, and conditions range from "easy" for beginners, to "extreme" for experienced skiiers and snowboarders. Many fields have dedicated areas for learners, whilst those longing to really test themselves can take advantage of several remote areas able to be accessed only by helicopter.

And don't forget that New Zealand's resort towns offer a wonderful range of facilities to keep you occupied at day's end. Bars, restaurants, and

Snowboarding at Snow Park

shops are all keen to offer quality service and products, and are really focussed on providing you with an experience to remember during your ski New Zealand adventure.

New Zealand's North Island has several ski resorts, but the majority are located on the South Island. Both islands have a range of commercial fields and smaller club fields, giving value for money to club members.


Skifields are located at:

North Island

Mount Ruapehu

Whakapapa, Tukino (club skifield), Turoa

Taranaki

Manganui (club skifield)

South Island

Nelson Lakes

Rainbow, Mount Robert

Canterbury

Fox Peak (club skifield), Hanmer Springs Ski Area (club skifield), Mount Lyford, Mount Potts (heliskiing and snowcatting only), Mount Hutt, Mount Dobson, Ohau, Porter Heights, Tasman Glacier (Heliski), Temple Basin (club skifield), Broken River (club skifield), Craigieburn Valley (club skifield), Mount Cheeseman (club skifield), Mount Olympus (club skifield),

Otago

Coronet Peak, Invincible Snowfields (helicopter access only), The Remarkables, Round Hill, Cardrona Alpine Resort, Treble Cone, Snow Park, Snow Farm (cross-country skiing only),


North Island

Mount Ruapehu

Mt Ruapehu, located in the central North Island, is said to house New

Vertical fun at Mt Ruapeh

Zealand's largest and highest fields. Here you can ski a volcano on two ski areas, Whakapapa and Turoa. Here the season runs from mid June to mid October.

Whakapapa is proud of it's reputation for having the best beginners' facilities, including a dedicated slow-moving chairlift, a ski school, rental area and cafe. Experienced skiers rave about the variety of intermediate and advanced runs and the two thrilling lift accessed back country fields.

Turoa has a wide choice of groomed trails, the country's only lift-accessed glacial skiing, three terrain parks, and a 4 km long run. Also on offer are on mountain childcare facilities and a great area for beginners.

South Island

Christchurch and Canterbury

The lovely garden city of Christchurch is located on the central east coast of New Zealand's South Island. It's the perfect place to start your ski New Zealand holiday, with easy access to the the various Canterbury fields. With a distinctly English feel, Christchurch is a thriving city with plenty to see and do.

South of Christchurch, the Canterbury Plains lead you to the resort town of Methven. Further south are the bubbling, thriving resorts of Queenstown and Wanaka, both offering world class fields, and absolutely stunning scenery.

Methven

About 1 hours drive from Christchurch, is Methven. Snow covered alps and beautiful valleys surround Methven,

Mt Hutt near Christchurch

your stop off point for Mount Hutt. A wonderful range of facilities make Methven the perfect base for your South Island ski adventure.

Mt Hutt boasts 472 skiable hectares. A wide variety of terrain, deep snow, and long seasons make it an excellent choice for both families and serious skiers and snowboarders. The recent completion of a Mini Terrain Park allows an easy transition from novice to intermediate rider.

Queenstown

Queenstown is one of those rare places that will take your breath away. Towering peaks, a stunning lake, and a thriving community make

Powder boarding at the Remarkables near Queenstown

Queenstown the perfect base for your ski New Zealand holiday. Often referred to as the "Adventure Capital" of New Zealand, Queenstown is a non stop destination with a huge range of bars, restaurants, shops, activities and accommodation to suit all tastes. And the nearby Remarkables and Coronet Peak fields allow some of the best ski and snowboarding conditions available in New Zealand.

The Remarkables offer skiers three large sunny areas and amazing vistas of the Southern Alps. A North facing aspect and great conditions make the Remarkables one of the best places to learn in the Southern Hemisphere. A creche and children's centre caters for kids from 3 months to 17 years, making the Remarkables a superb choice for families. The three terrain parks include a beginner's park, plus the only Burton Stash in the Southern Hemisphere.

Coronet Peak offers wide runs, steeps and deeps, and back bowls for the skilled. It's the choice of locals, and has the largest snowmaking system in the Southern Hemisphere, offering a quality experience for skiiers and snowboarders of all skill levels. Coronet is a mere 20 minute drive from Queenstown and is a "must do" on your ski New Zealand holiday. And to top it all off, night skiing is available on Friday & Saturdays.

And if you are after the ultimate skiing experience, why not try heli skiing and boarding, which allows access to the best remote and pristine areas in New Zealand.

Wanaka

Around 1 hours drive over the Crown Range from Queenstown sits Wanaka, a stunning, lakeside town. Wanaka (Wan-a-ka) is the base for four world class ski and snowboard resorts.

Cardrona is admired for its spacious groomed slopes, family friendly

Perfect conditions at Cardrona near Wanaka

facilities and terrain parks. The Captain's Basin high-speed chairlift gives you more time on the slopes, and less queue time.

On the Pisa Range sit Snow Farm and Snow Park NZ. Snow Park is the Southern Hemisphere’s only dedicated freestyle resort for boarders and skiers. Snow Farm offers an amazing 55kms of groomed cross country trails, suiting all levels of experience. Both Snow Park and Snow Farm have on mountain accommodation.

The largest ski area on the South Island is Treble Cone, which boasts some of the longest, most exhilarating runs in the country. All with a backdrop of amazing views of Lake Wanaka.

So, do you want to learn more about your Ski New Zealand options?

Click on the following link for more detailed information on the main New Zealand ski resorts.

New Zealand Heli Skiing

If the resorts are not your thing, and you long for wide open expanses, amazing powder, and the feeling of skiing in untouched wilderness areas, then why not try New Zealand Heli Skiing.

Also check out New Zealand Heli Skiing Wanaka.


and New Zealand Heli Skiing Queenstown.


So there you have it! New Zealand is blessed with a huge range of world class skifields. We hope that you enjoy your ski New Zealand holiday.

1.Mt Ruapehu (Whakapapa and Turoa)2.Mt Hutt3.Mt Dobson4.Roundhill5.Ohau6.Treble Cone7.Snow Farm7.Snow Park8.Cardrona9.Coronet Peak10.The Remarkables

Ski New Zealand - learn about each New Zealand region here.

Our thanks to Tourism New Zealand for contibuting to the information and pictures on our Ski New Zealand page.