NZ Ski Guide

Family Ski Holidays

Lock in some family time on & off the slopes in New Zealand this winter.

If you are looking for something above and beyond for your next family escape, then one of our New Zealand Family ski holidays could be just what you are after! It goes without saying that NZ has a plethora of fantastic world class ski fields for you all to enjoy. Many of them also offer handy kids club options to look after and help your little ones develop their downhill skills. That means you can hit the slopes (alone for a change) and savour the peace and serenity of the landscape and work on your skills at the same time!

But when it comes to off the snow entertainment, it is hard to go past a country that offers a crazy array of extra experiences for your family to enjoy. So on top of only being a short flight away, you can also have a blast doing some jet boating, luging, nature cruises, cultural experiences, quad biking, thermal pool relaxation and so the list goes on. To help you work out if NZ is going to be the right place for your next family ski holiday, here is a bit of extra information that we hope you find useful!

Family fun at Cardrona

Things to Consider for a Family Ski Holiday

Kea Club, The Remarkables Ski Area, Queenstown

Queenstown & Mt Hutt Kids Clubs & Programs

When it comes to the options available at the Queenstown and Mt Hutt resorts, Coronet Peak and Mt Hutt have good childcare options for 2 year olds and older. A variety of lesson and coaching options are available for junior skiers aged 5 years+.

Coronet Peak

  •  Skiwiland Early Learning Centre for 2 – 5 years old (includes the option of a group ski lesson for 3 year – 5 year olds)
  •  Lessons and coaching for ages 5 – 17 years old

The Remarkables

  • Child Lessons offered 4 – 17 year old

Mt Hutt

  • Skiwiland Early Learning Centre for 2 – 5 years old (includes the option of a group ski lesson for 3 yo – 5 yo)
  • Lessons and coaching for ages 5 – 17 years old
Kindy ski lessons, Cardrona Alpine Resort

Wanaka Kids Clubs & Programs

When it comes to care and activities for junior mountaineers, you simply can’t go past the range of activities for young and the very young at Cardona. From a fully licensed childcare centre for kids aged 3 months to 5 years, to an array of group and individual lesson options for kids 5 years +, Cardrona is King of the Kids.


  • Pengi’s Nursery 3mths – 2 years
  • Ski Kindy for 2 – 5 years old
  • Lessons and coaching for ages 5 – 17 years old
  • Multi-day programs for 5 – 14 years old

Treble Cone

Kids lesson information is available on request from the resort itself.

Start Planning Your Family Holiday

Excited and ready to book your Family Ski Holiday? View our Family Ski Packages | Want to learn more? Hit our Ski Blog for some family holiday content!