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.
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.
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.
Continue reading South Island or North Island – which is best for your ski trip?
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
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!
Half the fun of skiing in Queenstown is enjoying all that Queenstown has to offer. The other half is hitting the slopes and soaking up the stunning scenery. If you’re new to Queenstown or a beginner skiier, you will be well looked after on both counts.
Skiing in Queenstown is something special as visitors are spoiled 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.
There are plenty of reasons to choose New Zealand for your next ski holiday. First, it’s hard to go past Queenstown. This is an international resort town, on a picturesque lake with a backdrop of stunning mountain peaks. The outdoors will take your breath away, but there is plenty to do indoors too, with close to 200 drinking establishments in one square kilometre.
With our super ski deals on offer now, there’s never been a better time to book your New Zealand ski holiday. But if you need some more convincing, here are a few good reasons:
Winter is over. Spring is almost done. But summer? Cardrona comes to life again in the depths of the sunshine months, as glistening peaks signal all kinds of fun to visitors and locals alike – you don’t need skis, snowboards or thick, warm clothes to enjoy New Zealand’s southern alps. All you need is time. How often do you take some for yourself and spend a day or seven seriously enjoying every twist, turn and adrenaline packed second?
Find out why New Zealand is the place to be in summer and join us for a Cardrona mountain biking adventure… or maybe you’re more of a golfer? It doesn’t matter, there’s something for everyone.
You’ve been wanting to get away for a while now, to stretch your tired legs and breathe deeply of fresh, frosty air, with fresh snowflakes sticking to your cheeks and long, lithe skis strapped to your feet. You can’t stop thinking about a simple skication, researching destinations like Wanaka and Treble Cone, thinking one day… maybe next winter… well, next winter is here. You deserve a New Zealand ski holiday this year. While the land of the long white cloud lives up to its reputation as a white wonderland destination, it’s hard to beat one of our Treble Cone ski packages.
Why Treble Cone? You’re about to find out.
There’s nothing like the smell of snow on the air. Pristine, powdery and easily crushed, as clean skis slice through the freshly formed drifts and slip faster into a cutting speed. You’re ready for it. The action. The moment when you strap on your snow-boots for the first time this winter season, warm and roasty in your hired gear.
Before planning your next New Zealand ski holiday however, consider your options, needs and wants. Do you desire a destination where winter winds down later in the year? Do you crave a challenge, even if you need some help along the way? Do you like a laid-back getaway vibe, without battling a constant bustle of thrill-seekers? Yes? Mount Hutt is the place for you.
Unconvinced? We’ve covered the why’s in five short points.