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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 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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  • Ski and Save $NZ157

    Queenstown Earlybird Lift Pass Sale - Save 33% on a 5 day lift pass!

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  • 40% off on Lift Passes

    Save 40% on 6 Day Lift Passes in Queenstown

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  • Pay 3, Ski 4 Days

    Queenstown Earlybird Lift Pass Sale - Pay for 3 days, ski for 4!

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  • Stay 'n' Ski for $725

    Stay 'n'ski: Stay seven nights in Queenstown and ski five days Coronet Peak or The Remarkables for $AUD 725 per person twin share. For stays from 20 July - 30 September 2015.

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  • Queenstown Luxury

    Spend a week in Queenstown in luxury staying at the Sofitel with 7 days car hire and a 5 day NZSuper Pass valid at Coronet Peak and The Remarkables from $AUD1399 twin share. For stays from 1 September - 15 October 2015.

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  • Wanaka with your Friends!
    $AUD 635 pp quad share

    Spend a week in Wanaka with care hire and ski passes from $AUD635pp quad share. For stays 20 July - 30 August 2015.

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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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  • 25% off at Cardrona
    Earlybird Price for Adult 3 Day Flexi Pass $NZ213/ Adult 4 Day $NZD279

    Ski Queenstown and Wanaka's Largest Ski Areas. 25% off 3 & 4 day Flexi Passes at Cardrona and Treble Cone. Sale ends March 31st for skiing/riding from 20 June - to end of season.

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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 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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  • 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 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

    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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