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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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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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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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Ski Speak: 10 Winter Terms For Beginners

The countdown is on. We don’t know about you, but we’re ready for the first signs of snowfall, keeping an eye on the calendar and hoping winter comes a little early this year (and hangs around longer). Before joining us on the slopes however, take some time to lock down the local snow speak in preparation for your well-deserved New Zealand ski holiday. Not only will you appear to know precisely what you’re talking about, you’ll find any lessons or weather feedback easier to understand with a little research in your back-pocket.

Sit back, settle in and memorise these 10 terms you’ll hear on the slopes this year!

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Snowboarding or Skiing: Which One is Right for You?

Are you wondering which sport to try this winter season, when the mountains glimmer with freshly felled snow? You’ve been all over YouTube, reading opinion blogs, asking friends and generally falling head-first into an opinion well, without knowing what’s really your thing in the first place. Now, snowboarding and skiing are both extremely addictive, so there’s no better… just different.

Because we want you to have the best New Zealand snow holiday possible, we’ve broken down each sport below, noting what you need to know, so you can make the right decision for your style. And remember, if you’re not quite hooked on one, you can always try the other – we always recommend gear hire when you’re first starting out on the slopes.

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4 Ski Tips for Beginners

Hey, Newbie! If you’ve found your way here after googling ski tips and beginners in the same line, we have everything you need in one place. We’re passionate and experienced snow enthusiasts, with a talent for making the first, second and third time easy for learners. Before you buy a bunch of gear, pack your bags and board your plane for the first day of your New Zealand ski holiday – because where else would you want to ski – we have a few insights to save you time, excess baggage charges and a decent amount of guesswork. While we can’t promise to reduce your nerves to zero – a touch of caution can be a beautiful thing – by the end of this article, you’ll feel comfortable and confident in your choice of alpine getaway.

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