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.

SNOW ALERT!!!

Snow blankets many of the regions and the ski areas of the lower half of the South Island as an Antarctic blast sweeps up the country. 

Coronet Peak Snow Fall: 13 April 2015

 

 

 

 

Check out information on New Zealand’s ski season opening dates for 2015, 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 2015

 © Patrick Fallon

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

In 2015 the ski areas of Mt Hutt (near Methven)  Queenstown's Coronet Peak  and Cardrona (which is located on the Crown Range between Queenstown and Wanaka) are due to kick off the New Zealand ski season on 13th June 2015.   During the subsequent weeks  The RemarkablesTreble Cone, Porters and the ski areas in the Mackenzie region open their runs for skiers and riders alike. 

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

Ski Area Opening Dates 2015

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, 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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  • Child Lift + Rental Packages at Treble Cone
    From $NZ77

    Everything a child needs for a fun day on snow, including a childs lift pass and ski or snowboard rentals. Valid from 25 June - 27 September.

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  • Adult Lift + Rental Packages at Treble Cone
    From $NZ 130

    Everything needed for a fun day on snow, including an adult lift pass and ski or snowboard rentals. Valid 25 June - 27 September

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  • Family Lift Pass at Treble Cone
    $NZD 245 pd family pass (based on 5 day purchase)

    Enjoy some winter family time, including lift passes for 2 x adults + 2 x children.

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  • FREE Beginner Lift Access
    Free

    Free access to Treble Cone's beginner surface lifts and dedicated learners slope, conveniently located next to the Base facilities.

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  • Learn to Ski or Snowboard at Treble Cone
    $NZD 99 Adult

    An all exclusive package to get started on snow, including FREE beginner lift access, ski or snowboard rentals, 2hr group lesson & a scenic chairlift ride.

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  • Edgewater Family Ski Deal
    $AUD 1295 per adult

    Enjoy deluxe accommodation with this great deal - stay 7 nights at the Edgewater Resort Wanaka including one night free, plus enjoy 5 days skiing at Treble Cone and Cardrona Ski Areas. $1295 per adult and $1080 per child. For stays: 15 June - 30 Sep

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  • Stay on Snow at Cardrona
    $AUD 1350 pp

    Did you know you can stay on snow in New Zealand? Cardrona's on mountain apartments offer a ski-in/ski-out holiday, meaning more time on the slopes, and less time in traffic and on windy roads! Includes 7N in a studio plus 5D skiing for only $1350pp

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  • Student Ski Deal in Wanaka
    $AUD 485pp

    Cheap accommodation at Base Wanaka with student price lift tickets. Tertiary students receive discounts on their Wanaka Flexi Pass, valid for skiing and riding at Treble Cone and Cardrona. Package deal only $485pp incl. 7 N and 5 D lift ticket.

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  • Stay 4 Pay 3 at Fairway Wanaka

    Book 4 nights and only pay for 3 at Fairway Motel and Apartments, plus save 25% on classic ski or snowboard hire from Outside Sports when you book by 31 May.

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  • Stay 7 Pay 6 at the Oaks
    $AUD990 pp

    Head to Queenstown in 2015. Available at both the Oaks Club & Oaks Shores resorts, you can be assured of quality accommodation at excellent value. Book this package for the best value NZ snow apartment accommodation deal at only $AU 990pp.

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  • Stay 5 Pay 4 at Crowne Plaza
    $AUD740 pp

    With an in-town location and enviable lakefront position, Crowne Plaza Queenstown is a chic and contemporary style resort hotel . Stay 5 & only pay for 4 nights (bonus bar/restaurant voucher) for only $AU 740pp. Book by 30 June 2015.

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  • Stay, Ski & Drive - 7 nights in Queenstown

    Book this unbeatable package now to have an awesome Queenstown ski holiday. Pick up your car, from Queenstown or Christchurch Airport & you are ready to hit the slopes. You have the choice of 4 ski areas within 90 minutes.

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  • Stay 7 Pay 5 at Ski Time

    Ski Time Lodge Methven offers quality lodge and apartment accommodation, just a short drive from Mt Hutt Ski Area. Book by 31st May and get 2 free nights!

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  • 6th Night Free at Brinkley Resort Mt Hutt
    $AUD769

    Grab a cheap flight to Christchurch and head to Mt Hutt in winter 2015 for your snow fix. You will get 5 nights of fantastic self contained accommodation at Brinkley Resort plus 4 days of skiing at Mt Hutt. Only $769 per adult

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  • Ski Queenstown - 1 Day Beginner Package
    $NZD 145 per adult

    Lift Pass, Rental Equipment and Ski or Snowboard Lessons from $145NZD per adult. Valid from 13 June - 4 October 2015.

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  • Hit the slopes with a 4 Day Queenstown Superpass
    From $NZD 380 per adult

    4 Day Queenstown Superpass valid at Coronet Peak & The Remarkables from $380NZD per adult. Valid from 13 June - 4 October 2015.

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  • Kids Ski & Snowboard Holiday Programme
    From $NZD 300 per youth

    At Coronet Peak and The Remarkables. 3 or 5 Day Kruiser Squad Holiday Programmes for kids 5-15 years old. Includes Full day lessons and lunch. From $300NZD per youth. From 29 June - 4 October 2015.

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  • 3 Day Learn to Ski or Board Package - Queenstown
    $NZD 619

    This package is everything that is needed for a first-time snow experience. Includes mountain transport, lift passes, equipment/clothing/helmet rental and lessons for 3 days. Valid for use at both Coronet Peak and The Remarkables from 13 June - 4 Oct

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  • Learn to Ski/Ride at Mt Hutt -1 Day Beginner Pak
    From $NZD 120 per adult.

    Lift Pass, Rental Equipment and Ski or Snowboard Lessons from $120NZD per adult. From 13 June - 4 October 2015.

  • Hit Mt Hutt slopes with a 4 day anytime lift pass
    $NZD 372 per adult

    4 Day Mt Hutt Lift Pass valid any operational day of the 2015 season from $372NZD per adult. From 13 June to 4 October 2015.

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  • Mt Hutt Kids Ski & Snowboard Holiday Programme
    $NZD from 255

    3 Day Kruiser Squad programme includes full day lesson and lunch from $255NZD. From 29 June - 4 October 2015.

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  • 3 Day Learn to Ski or Snowboard Package - Mt Hutt

    This package is everything that is needed for a first-time snow experience. Includes mountain transport, lift passes, equipment/clothing/helmet rental and lessons for 3 days. From 13 June - 4 Oct 2015.

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