New Zealand Ski

New Zealand Ski & Snowboard

Welcome to New Zealand Ski: your gateway to New Zealand’s premier ski resorts, ski and snowboard information and everything you need to know about nearby resort towns.

Check out information on New Zealand’s ski season opening dates for 2016, 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.


Skiers and riders are rejoiced due to the fantastic snow conditions during the 2015 season that ran right through until early October. 

These pictures show how great the 2015 New Zealand ski season has been.

Cardrona Glory 5th August



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. 

Queenstown and Wanaka

 © Patrick Fallon

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 area 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

 © Miles HOlden

Christchurch city is the gateway to the Canterbury region and is well on the way to a vibrant recovery, following earthquakes in 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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Check back next season for snow reports and webcams.