Wide open expanses of perfect powder; a combination of gentle tour trails, broad runs, chutes, and challenging mogul pistes; and the opportunity to experience James Bond-style heli-ski runs? This isn’t just skiing, this is skiing Kiwi-style!
Ski Regions in New Zealand
There are four key skiing regions in New Zealand; three in the South and one in the North. The South Island boasts nine commercial ski fields within easy reach from Christchurch and the adventure capital of the country, Queenstown.
Queenstown is an incredibly popular winter holiday destination as it offers a wide range of terrain for all abilities including excellent learner facilities. The Coronet Peak Ski Field, just a 25-minute drive away offers both challenging trails for seasoned skiers as well as learner areas for beginners. Our top tip for anyone venturing to New Zealand for the skiing season is to don your skis for a session of moonlit night-time skiing in this spectacular mountain environment.
Nearby Remarkable and Treble Cone Ski Fields deliver some of the best alpine views in the world. The Remarkables 220-hectare field offers an even split of beginner, intermediate and advanced runs. The mountain-side facilities are second to none, and make for a comfortable, and safe, experience.
The Mount Hutt Porters Pass Ski Fields, formerly known as Porter Heights, is located close to Christchurch. This compact field is particularly popular with families due to its easy to navigate layout and handful of lifts; making keeping an eye on little skiers much easier. From the top, it boasts beautiful panoramic views over Lake Coleridge and, when you need to rest up for a moment or two, the day lodge’s cosy café makes a great destination for a hot drink and a bite to eat.
How Can Silver Fern Help You?
Whether you’re a skier or a snowboarder, beginner or pro, the team here at Silver Fern can help you plan the ultimate skiing holiday in New Zealand. Simply get in touch with the team and let us know your requirements including budget, duration and transport preferences and we can start tailor-making an itinerary just for you.
As well as organising your flights, transfers, transport, and accommodation, we can also arrange ski passes and hire of rental equipment leaving you free to simply enjoy the breath-taking scenery of the youngest country on earth.