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Four Tips for Enjoying Your First New Zealand Ski Holiday

Gearing up for your first New Zealand ski trip? You’re in for the holiday of a lifetime.

Skiing and snowboarding are without doubt our favourite reasons to take a winter holiday. We love the wonderful sense of adventure on the mountain, the great fitness benefits, and of course the famous après-ski culture to enjoy after the last run of the day. But it can be a little daunting to embark on your first ski holiday, and there’s a lot to think about before you head off. What equipment will you need? Which is the best resort to choose?

Let’s find out.

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Top Tips for Getting the Most out of Your Day on the Mountain

Winter is here and it’s time to start planning that big New Zealand ski adventure you’ve been dreaming of! And whether you’re an expert on the mountain or a first-time skier or snowboarder, there are some simple things you can do to stay comfortable and ready to go. From how to protect your skin from harsh alpine conditions, to staying energised, here’s a few tips to keep in mind that will help make sure every day on the slopes is an enjoyable one.

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5 Reasons to Enjoy a Ski Trip to Mt Hutt

One of New Zealand’s best all-rounders when it comes to ski fields, Mount Hutt is Canterbury’s largest ski resort known for its massive skiable area and accessible charm.

With its convenient location, range of terrain, and extensive facilities, it’s a winner for first-timers, families, and serious ski bums alike. And when there’s so much on offer only a short distance from the buzz of Christchurch city, there’s a lot of good reasons to visit the mountain awarded New Zealand’s best ski resort six years in a row. Let’s dive into five reasons to pick Mt Hutt for your next NZ ski holiday.

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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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