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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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Our Favourite off–mountain Experiences in Queenstown

Trying to narrow down your favourite Queenstown experiences is like trying to pick your favourite Queen song for karaoke — challenging. But we took up the challenge and picked out five unmissable off–mountain experiences you need to book into your Queenstown trip. There’s something for everyone here.

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Where can I ski in Queenstown?

Queenstown spoils visitors with not one, not two, but three world–class ski fields, all within an hour’s drive. You’d be hard pressed finding the same value from a ski package anywhere in the world.

But is it really worth it? Aren’t the mountains pretty much the same, you might ask? No! Queenstown’s ski fields are totally different, and we recommend you try all of them.

Here’s the scoop on Coronet Peak, Cardrona and The Remarkables.

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5 Reasons to go Night Skiing at Coronet Peak

There’s an almost endless number of reasons to try night skiing in Queenstown. It’s great cardio, you’ll get a great night’s sleep afterwards, people on the chairlift won’t see you fall over so easily because it’s dark… but we don’t have all day, so we’ve trimmed that endless list down to just five of the most important reasons to try night skiing at Coronet Peak.

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5 ways to kick off the perfect night out in Queenstown

Queenstown, where days are spent on the mountains and the nights belong to the laneway bars where you’ll learn and perfect the art of après ski. Almost as much as the amazing ski adventures, QT’s legendary nightlife is a big part of why people flock from all over the world to our alpine wonderland. Here’s five ways to kick off your Queenstown night out the right way:

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Skiing with Kids: Your First Family Holiday Survival Guide

The time has come. You can no longer deny yourself a New Zealand holiday, scrimping and saving to afford the snow-side fiesta you know you deserve. Planning a family ski holiday can be a tall order for most – bags, packs, mid-air distractions and age-appropriate attractions, there’s a lot to know and tick off before you board your flight. Luckily, we have the inside word on making the getaway process easier for everyone.

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