New Zealand ski fields are among the best in the world. Here is the opportunity for the keen northern hemisphere skier to travel to one of the worlds most spectacular countries and ski all year round. Not only can you ski here in some of the worlds most spectacular surroundings but you can also enjoy a holiday spiced with some of the most adrenaline pumping excitement you can imagine. New Zealand is known as the adventure capital of the world for some very good reasons. There are many adventure pastimes that New Zealand is famous for such as bungee jumping and jet boat rides. Some of the bungee locations are death defying. You can jump from a tall building, a high bridge or from a cable car depending on how brave you are. If you are really mad you can do all three.
The ski fields are located on both the north and the south islands. Mt Ruapehu on the north island is an active volcano and there are two major ski fields on the mountain. They are Tukino and Whakapapa. There is lots of lift capacity so the queues are short and the terrain varies from beginner to Olympic standard. Nearby villages and towns cater for your snow accommodation and the surrounding countryside is spectacular. Mt Ruapehu is not far from Rotorua which is one of New Zealand’s most popular tourist destinations with its geysers and pools of boiling mud. Surrounding lakes and rivers are also full of trout and salmon so bring your fishing rod as well.
In the south island there is a lot more ski fields to choose from. The major ones are located near the cities of Christchurch and Queenstown. Mt Hutt is the biggest ski resort near Christchurch and you can drive yourself or there are regular bus services. This is an excellent resort with plenty of lift capacity and wonderful terrain to suit every standard. Further south near Queenstown there are a number of great ski resorts. Coronet Peak is the closest to town and there is a fully sealed road to the resort. Night skiing is also available here. The lifts and terrain leave nothing to be desired.
All the major resorts in New Zealand have snow making equipment in the unlikely event that mother nature does not do her duty. The Remarkables resort is also close to Queenstown and has road access. The resort also has great lift capacity and a wide range of terrain. Cardrona is another popular ski resort as is Treble Cone. There are shuttle bus services to all of these resorts and there are great places to stay nearby. Queenstown accommodation comes in a huge range and it doesn’t matter if you want a backpacker hostel or a palace you will find something suitable. Wanaka accommodation is close to Treble Cone and there are some great places to stay right on the lake front. The same goes for Queenstown. Queenstown skiing is very easy to access with an airport right in the middle of town and plenty of domestic and international flights available. Heliskiing is also available from Queenstown for those who want to experience untouched powder in remote locations.
NZ skiing is an experience that every skier should experience in their life time and once you have been you will find yourself coming back again and again. If you would like a little assistance in booking your New Zealand skiing holiday then don’t hesitate to contact us either by email or by phone as our consultants have made hundreds of bookings into the New Zealand ski fields and they are very experienced.