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Welcome to New Zealand Ski: your gateway to New Zealand’s premier ski resorts, ski and snowboard information and ski-related travel offers.

Check out information on New Zealand’s ski season opening dates for 2014, New Zealand ski packages & offers for 2014, details on what you will discover on the slopes, plus the gems you’ll find in the resort towns.   Together, this information will help you plan and enjoy your ski holiday to New Zealand this season.

Season 2014

The premier ski areas in the South Island of New Zealand are renowned for their amazingly long ski seasons.  

This year the season kicked off with  Coronet Peak (near Queenstown) opening on 7 June.    During the subsequent weeks Mt Hutt,  The Remarkables, Cardrona Alpine Resort, Treble Cone, Porters and the ski areas in the Mackenzie region open their runs for skiers and riders alike. 

Most ski areas remain open until late September, with some running right through until the middle of October!

Ski Area Info

spectacular scenery

You’ll be mesmerised by the most amazing scenery, featuring snow-capped glistening slopes almost as far as the eye can see.   You can’t beat New Zealand for its diversity of off-mountain activity and après ski action, which all add variety to your New Zealand winter ski holiday. 

It has never been easier to reach New Zealand with loads of direct flights into Queenstown and Christchurch from the East Coast of Australia.  Further afield?  Well, there are good connections to get you across the Tasman.  

Queenstown and Wanaka

Surrounded by spectacular lakes and mountain, Queenstown and  Wanaka are vibrant ski resort towns, each with their own personality and offerings to suit all winter holiday makers. It is no wonder that skiers and snowboarders flock from all over the world to these energetic alpine towns, enjoying their premier ski areas of Coronet Peak, Cardrona Alpine Resort, The Remarkables and Treble Cone, the specialist ski areas of Snow Farm, lively après ski culture and abundance of off-piste activities.

Complete with an abundance of the South Island’s famous hospitality, you’re guaranteed a fun-filled ski and snowboard holiday.

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Christchurch and canterbury

Christchurch city is the gateway to the Canterbury region and is well on the way to a vibrant recovery, after devastating earthquakes of 2010-2011.   Christchurch is at the top of the list of ‘Destinations on the Rise’, according to Travellers’ Choice of Destinations by Trip Advisor.

Surrounding Christchurch, are the Canterbury Plains featuring the alpine village of Methven.  Only one hour from Christchurch, Methven is the gateway to Mt Hutt ski area.  Methven and Mt Hutt offer unbeatable value for family ski holidays with their Kids 4 Free deal for kids aged 10 and under, when accompanied by a paying adult.

Porters ski area, nestled in the spectacular Craigieburn Range, is easily accessible from either a base in Methven or Christchurch. 

Continue south, hugging the inspiring Southern Alps and soon the vast open wilderness of the Mackenzie region reveals itself, home to three boutique ski areas: Mt Dobson, Roundhill and Ohau.

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  • Wanaka Ski Quicky
    From NZD$475 per person

    Wake up each morning in a lovely spacious king or queen room with ensuite. Kick-off your day with a delicious cooked breakfast then hit the slopes for some of the South Island's best skiing and snowboarding.

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  • First timer ski package Roundhill
    $95

    Beginner lift pass, ski hire and lesson.

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  • Aspiring Campervan Park Family Deal
    From NZD$375 per person

    Stay 3 nights at Aspiring Holiday Park & Motel in their family studio, including a 2 day OnePassNZ OnePass ski pass to all three Wanaka skifields - Cardrona, Treble Cone and Snow Farm.

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  • 10 day ski pass Mt Dobson
    $576

    Purchase a 10 day lift pass and save $144!

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  • 2 Bedroom Touch of Magic Deal
    From NZD$775 per person

    Stay 5 nights (pay for 4) in a two bedroom unit unit for 4 people including a 4 day OnePassNZ per person.

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  • Snow Concierge Package
    $2930 per person

    Three Nights luxury accommodation w/ airport and guided mountain transfers, lift passes and picnic lunch. Canapes, five course dinner and gourmet breakfast included daily.

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  • Budget Hotel Short Ski Break
    From NZD$405 per person

    Stay in Central Wanaka in Wanaka's best value. This package comes with 3 nights of accommodation and a OnePassNZ so you can ski (June - Oct) at one of our 3 great ski fields.

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  • Wanaka Ski Splurge
    From NZD$715 per person

    Grab 3 friends and head to Wanaka for a splurge on the slopes. Pay for 5 nights and get the 6th night free! Package includes: 6 nights accommodation in a 2-bedroom apartment at a boutique lodge (max. 4 people), 3 day OnePass, free wifi, and use of hot tub.

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  • Mt Hutt on a Shoe String
    From $713 per person

    Your winter holiday does not need to break the bank!. Utilise the cheap airfares on offer and spend a week in Methven experiencing the very best of New Zealand skiing and riding. After a day on the slopes kick back in front of the open fire at Ski Time.

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  • 1 Day Lift Pass & Rental Package
    $140 per person

    1 Day Lift Pass & Rental Package

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  • Hot Tub Heaven for Two
    From $535 per person

    Ski and soak your bones away in style! Methven Resort is one of Methven’s largest Resort Hotels built over 3 levels so you can enjoy the stunning views. Wake up every morning and enjoy breakfast with views to your next point of call Mt Hutt. With its door to door skibus you will be sure to have a great time and don’t forget the 3 outdoor hot tubs!

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  • Getting High - 5 Night Heli Skiing Package
    $6102 per person

    FIVE nights accommodation, full use of Lodge facilities, evening canapés, pre dinner drinks, 5 course degustation and gourmet breakfast daily & two days heliskiing.  Also included is a delicious packed hearty & healthy lunch each for heliski day.  Price is inclusive of GST, price per person, based on four adults in two roms - twin/king share.

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  • 3-day Anytime Lift Pass for Mt Hutt
    $275 per adult

    Access to all operational lifts from 9am - 4pm. Valid any day of the 2014 season.

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  • Wanaka Winter Ski Wonderland
    From NZD$845 per person

    Indulge in a 6-night Wanaka winter break. Pay for 5 nights and get the 6th night free. Package includes: 6 nights accommodation at a boutique lodge, delicious cooked breakfasts daily, glass of local wine each evening, free Wifi, use of hot tub, and a 3 day OnePass.

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  • Night Ski Pass for Coronet Peak
    $51 per adult

    New Zealand's only Night Skiing at Coronet Peak! 4-9pm Fridays and Saturdays from late June through to September. Youth 7-17 years is only $35.

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  • 1 Day Youth Lesson Programme - Kea Club
    From $95 per youth

    Our Kea Club ski and snowboard programme is specifically designed for kids, encouraging maximum participation, safety and fun. Full Day Kea Club includes a lift pass and 2x 2.5 hour group lessons.

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  • Queenstown Ski Getaway
    $805 per person

    Stay 5 nights at the contemporary Crowne Plaza Queenstown while hitting the slopes of Coronet Peak and The Remarkables for 3 days with your Queenstown Superpasses. Bonus FREE wi-fi, late checkout and $25 voucher to spend at three-sixty restaurant!

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  • Development ski package Ohau snowfields
    $135

    Learners lift, ski or board hire and lesson package.

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  • Stay & Ski Shotover Lodge Queenstown
    $388 per person

    Shotover Lodge is the perfect base a 3 night ski holiday in Queenstown. Located near the base of Coronet Peak’s access road where your 2-day Queenstown Superpass will get you lift access to Queenstown’s closest ski areas!

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  • First Timer Package (lift, lesson & rental)
    $99 per person

    First Timer Package (lift, lesson & rental)

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  • Cheap As Chips Queenstown
    $272 per person

    Stay 2 nights at Pinewood Lodge with a FREE upgrade to a private room and ski Queenstown's Coronet Peak and The Remarkables ski areas with a 2-day Queenstown Superpass

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  • Winter Weekend Getaway
    $1150 per person

    Two Night Winter Getaway including luxury airport transfers or rental vehicle & accommodation, welcome drinks, canapes, five course degustation dinner & breakfast for two.

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  • Queenstown Family Stay and Ski
    $3940

    Grab the family and Stay 7 nights in the award winning Pounamu Apartments and only pay for 6 nights. Ski 4 days with your Queenstown Superpasses for 2 adults and 2 youth (7-17 years)

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  • Ski, Stay, Play at Crowne Plaza Queenstown
    From $750 per person

    Be at the centre of it all this winter and enjoy the Ski, Play and Stay Package at Crowne Plaza Queenstown. Reward yourself with a minimum 5 night stay and receive: 4 day ski pass for Coronet Peak & the Remarkables for the price of 3 days and complimentary breakfast daily. Minimum 5 nights accommodation (based on 2 sharing).

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  • Family Apartment Package
    From $571 per person

    After some good quality family time? Head off on a family adventure! Spend a week hanging out on the slopes, experiencing the very best of the South Island skiing and snowboarding, and at the end of the day relax and kick back at Methven’s Brinkley Resort with its daily shuttle to Mt Hutt, tennis court, spa and award winning restaurant it’s an ideal spot for a family break away from home.

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  • 1 Day Starter Pack - Lift, Rental and 2x Lessons
    From $89* per person

    The BEST value packages for skiers or snowboarders. Includes a lift pass, rental equipment and group lesson(s). Valid at Coronet Peak or The Remarkables. *Per person based on youth price.

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  • Five Night Luxe Family Ski Holiday
    $1125 per person

    FIVE nights Luxe Family Ski Holiday in the Owners Cottage w/ breakfast daily and one day guided ski day w/ mountain transfers, lift passes and lunch for four.

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  • 5 Day Adult Lift Pass
    $90 per day

    5 Day Adult Lift Pass

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  • Luxury Ski Weekend in Queenstown
    $682 per person

    Need to escape? Have a quiet, relaxing long weekend at The Dairy Private Luxury Hotel. Stay 3 nights including cooked breakfast and ski 2 days at Coronet Peak or The Remarkables with your Queenstown Superpass.

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  • Beginners ski special Ohau snowfields
    $95

    Learners lift, ski or board hire and lesson package.

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  • Winter backpacker getaway in Queenstown
    $399 per person

    Located on the most popular street in Queenstown, Base is THE "one stop shop" hostel. Ski and ride at the two largest ski areas in Queenstown, Cardrona & Treble Cone. Ski all day and party all night in the adventure capital of the world!

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  • 7 Day Family Ski Getaway
    $4626 total package price

    Head to Queenstown for a family holiday you’ll never forget. Hit the slopes of Queenstown’s favourite mountains Coronet Peak and the Remarkables by day, while spending your down-time at the Element Escapes Marina apartments.

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  • Family Ski Week Apartment Escape
    NZD$3,750 (2 adults and 2 children)

    Stay 7 nights and pay for 6. Priced from $3750 total or $937.50 pp (based on 2 adults and 2 children). Package includes: 5 day OnepassNZ ski/activity pass and 7 nights in a 3 bedroom unit (maximum 6 people).

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  • 4 Night Queenstown Super Ski Break
    $530 per person

    Look no further for your perfect short break to Queenstown this winter! Stay 3 nights and get the 4th night FREE at Peppers Beacon.

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  • Millbrook Resort Winter Escape
    $682 per person

    Relax in 5* luxury at Millbrook Resort for 3 nights with 2 days skiing Coronet Peak or The Remakables in Queenstown. Package includes breakfast for two and a $250 credit to be redeemed with Millbrook concierge.

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  • 1 Day Family Lift Pass
    $273 for 2 parents & 2 children

    1 Day Family Lift Pass

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  • Getting High - 3 Night Heli Skiing Package
    $2247.50 per person

    THREE nights accommodation, full use of Lodge facilities, evening canapés, pre dinner drinks, 5 course degustation and gourmet breakfast daily.  Also included is a delicious packed hearty & healthy lunch each for one heliski day included.  Price is inclusive of GST, price per person, based on four adults in two roms - twin/king share.

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  • Cheap as Chips
    From $310 per person

    Have a holiday on your own agenda! This is the ideal package for those traveling together and after a weekend escape! Enjoy the best in New Zealand skiing and riding at Mt Hutt by day, kick back at Breckenridge Lodge by night.

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  • Ohau snowfields Mt Cook Mackenzie
    $68

    Stay at Ohau Lodge and get an adult one day lift pass for just $68.

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  • Brinkley's "Stay n Sleigh" Package
    $510 per person

    Make the most of Mt Hutt’s glorious ski fields with this exclusive package. Includes: Accommodation in a self-contained Studio Room for 3 nights, lift pass for 2 guests for 2 days, mountain shuttle for 2 guests for 2 days to Mt Hutt, continental breakfasts and complimentary glass of wine in Shackleton’s our award winning restaurant.

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  • Scenic Chairlift Ride (inc hot beverage)
    $18 per person

    Scenic Chairlift Ride (inc hot beverage)

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  • First time snowboard package Roundhill
    $102

    Beginner lift pass, board hire and lesson.

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  • Brinkley's "Winter" Valentine Special
    $145 per person

    It's Valentine's Day every day during Winter at Brinkley! Includes: Accommodation in a Studio Room for 1 Night, and a 3 Course Dinner for Two at Brinkley's Shackleton's Bar & Grill including a glass of wine each on arrival.

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  • Winter backpacker getaway in Wanaka
    $399 per person

    Ski and stay in the beautiful Lake Wanaka region with a holiday to remember. Stay 5 nights at Base Backpackers and ski and ride at the two largest ski areas in Wanaka. Ski all day and party all night downstairs at the conveniently located Mint Bar.

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  • Whare Kea Dream Ski Mini Break
    $2050 per person

    Two Nights accommodation w/ airport transfers, ski field lift passes and massages for two, daily canapes, five course degustation dinner and breakfast.

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  • Beginners ski special Mt Dobson
    $90

    Beginners lift pass, ski rental and lesson.

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Porters

Open
Road: Open
Snow base: 30cm
Weather: Sunny

Mt Hutt

Open
Road: Chains or 4WD
Snow base: 48cm
Weather: Sunny

Mt Dobson

Open
Road: Open
Snow base: 20cm
Weather: Sunny

Ohau

Open
Road: Chains carried
Snow base: 40cm
Weather: Sunny

Treble Cone

Open
Road: Open
Snow base: 43cm
Weather:

Cardrona

Open
Road: Open
Snow base: 45cm
Weather: Overcast

Coronet Peak

Open
Road: Open
Snow base: 45cm
Weather: Overcast

The Remarkables

Open
Road: Open
Snow base: 50cm
Weather: Cloudy

Roundhill Ski Area

Open
Road: Chains or 4WD
Snow base: 30cm
Weather: Sunny
Aggregated snow report information supplied by www.snowhq.com