Skiing in New Zealand

Skiing in New Zealand is easy if you have the right information. At Ski Express we aim to have all the answers to your questions. If you cant find it on our website then please ask one of our ski specialists. They’ve heard plenty of curly questions over the years and it is very rare they cant find the answer you need.

In New Zealand you can choose from some truly amazing ski fields spread throughout the country and offering a huge array of facilities with a plethora of challenging runs. Need more? Skiing NZ is not just about world class snow fields. Combine the slopes with memorable sightseeing attractions and nature experiences as well as fantastic bars, pubs and restaurants and you will discover that NZ is so much more than just a snow holiday!

Before you start your ski trip, please click here to see seven tips on driving in New Zealand.

Ski Fields

Queenstown & Wanaka (South Island)
Cardrona | Coronet Peak | The Remarkables | Treble Cone

Canterbury (South Island)
Mt Hutt | Roundhill

Mt Ruapehu (North Island)
Turoa | Whakapapa


Unfortunately, New Zealand isn’t a Ski In & Ski Out location, meaning you will need to get transport each day to the ski field from your accommodation or nearby town. Luckily, in most cases it will be only a 25 to 45 min drive away. To learn about driving times and eating, drinking & sightseeing tips on our favourite New Zealand destinations, please visit the links below:

North Island
Mt Ruapehu

South Island
Queenstown | Wanaka | Tekapo | Methven

Learning to Ski in New Zealand

With a variety of locations, facilities and dedicated snow professionals to get you up and carving, New Zealand is the perfect destination for learners. For those who are willing to give it a try, Ski Express has holiday packages specifically designed for first timers, and special featured content with tips for beginners.

Read More: Learn to Ski in New Zealand | Shop: Learner Packages

Kids Clubs & Family Ski Holidays

When it comes to family snow holidays, its hard to beat New Zealand. On top of being just a short flight away and having fantastic Off the Snow activities, many ski fields offer handy kids club options to look after and help your little ones. Make sure you read our Family Ski Holidays featured content if you are planning to hit the snow. You might also want to have a look at our Family Packages.

Read More: Kids Clubs & Family Ski Holidays | Shop: Family Packages

Flights from Australia

New Zealand’s international airports are at Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Some flights from Australia also land at Hamilton, Palmerston North, Queenstown and Dunedin. Many airlines operate the routes from Australia, and you can book your flights directly with them if you choose to. Ski Express works with a few selected airlines, and you can enjoy some benefits if you choose to book with us. Just check and fill out the Airfares Add-on when enquiring about our ski packages. If you are just looking for an airfare quote, use our Express Quote – Airfares form (link below).

Express Quote: Airfares

Have an issue? Need Assistance?

If you have made a booking with us and you are thinking of something else you need help with, if there is a problem with the documentation you have received or there is just generally something about your experience with us that you would like to let us know about, please call us on 1300 432 211, send us an email to or fill out our contact form.

Already in New Zealand?

If things go pear shaped or you need help, please get in touch with our fantastic Queenstown crew who are keen to help you with any situation your holiday throws up. Call us on 0800 650 333 or 03 442 4644, drop into our service desk in Queenstown at 9 Duke Street in the Snow Centre, email us at or fill out our NZ Office contact form.