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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 is due to kick off with both Mt Hutt (near Christchurch) and Coronet Peak (near Queenstown) opening on 7 June.    During the subsequent weeks The Remarkables, Cardrona Alpine Resort, Treble Cone, Porters and the ski areas in the Mackenzie region will 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!

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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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  • 5 Day Adult Lift Pass
    $90 per day

    5 Day Adult Lift Pass

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

    First Timer Package (lift, lesson & rental)

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

    Scenic Chairlift Ride (inc hot beverage)

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

    1 Day Lift Pass & Rental Package

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

    1 Day Family Lift Pass

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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