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South Island or North Island – which is best for your ski trip?

Planning next year’s ski trip to New Zealand? First things first, are you going North or South Island? Both islands have heaps to offer the keen skier or snowboarder, but the experience differs greatly between north and south. Let’s find out why.
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When is the best time to book 2020 Queenstown ski holiday?

When you’re revelling in long days at the beach or sipping on a cold beer on a hot summer’s night, it can be hard to imagine yourself knee-deep in powder on a Queenstown ski holiday. Yet summer is one of the best times of the year to start to plan a winter getaway.  Right now, you might be thinking—”but it’s so hot! I’ve got the beach on my mind, not skiing!”. But if you book your ski trip early, you can take your pick of the best accommodation Queenstown has to offer and enjoy some great deals that will dry up once the ski season draws closer.

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Car Hire or Mountain Transport – which is better

Planning your New Zealand ski holiday? You’ll need to figure out how you’re going to get up and down the mountain each day. Depending on your group size and travel requirements, either a bus or a hire car may suit your needs. Let’s look at some things to consider when making your decision.

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The Best Skiing in Queenstown and Beyond

When you think of skiing in New Zealand, chances are you think of Queenstown. And for good reason! With Queenstown’s vibrant restaurant and bar scene and abundance off-mountain activities, there truly is something for everyone – families and partygoers alike. Whilst there is some fantastic skiing to be had just a short drive to Central Queenstown, there are also other options a little farther afield. Continue reading The Best Skiing in Queenstown and Beyond

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The Best Snowboarding Terrain Parks in New Zealand

New Zealand offers world-class skiing and snowboarding experiences. A great example of this is the plethora of Terrain parks that are all about getting off the main trails and testing your abilities. Kickers, halfpipes, rails, boxes and more… there’s endless ways to express yourself on the slopes of New Zealand’s mountains.
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What should you wear on the ski slopes in New Zealand?

Wherever you choose to go skiing in New Zealand, you’ll want to deck yourself out in ski gear that’s comfortable and suited to the conditions. That might sound easy, but deciding what to wear on the ski field can be hard! Here’s a few tips to make sure your outfit is on point and you’re ready to have a blast each and every day up the mountain.

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Discovering the secrets of Soho Basin

Shhhhhh, it’s a secret! But, seeing as it won’t be for much longer, and we’re pretty terrible at keeping secrets, we’ll let you in on it. It’s the talk of the town in Wanaka and Queenstown, and it’s not even open yet… what could it be?

Soho Basin. Remember the name, because it’s NZ’s biggest and most exciting ski area, and it’s coming to life right now!

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Strap in for the Ultimate North Island Winter Road Trip!

Winter in New Zealand is all about getting some time on the ski slopes! But just because the temperature’s down, there’s no reason you can’t go on the road trip of a lifetime too. We’ve come up with a basic itinerary to get you started. And the best part? There’s only ten hours’ total driving time involved, so you could do this road trip in a few days or stretch it out over a couple of magical weeks — you decide. Here’s how it shapes up.

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