New Zealand's ski fields are some of the most exciting spots during the country's winter months. Travellers from all over the world make their way to the South Island to hit some of the best slopes in the world. The South Island regions are absolutely beautiful - if you're looking for the best spots for skiing and snowboarding, you will find them down south.
New Zealand Snow Sports
Every winter thousands of travellers make their way to the country to strap on boots and send themselves down New Zealand's mountains for the ultimate thrill. South Island slopes like Mt Cook, Coronet Peak, Treble Cone and Porter Heights are some of the most popular in the country and the perfect holiday destination for families and tourists who want to enjoy the snowfall.
Why Ski in New Zealand?
There are plenty of unique skiing opportunities in New Zealand that just can't be found anywhere else in the world. With some of the best mountains and plenty of trails for all skill levels, anybody can enjoy the slopes from complete beginners to advanced riders. Some smaller clubs are run completely by enthusiasts, meaning you'll be skiing and snowboarding exclusively with other committed riders. You might have to give up some of the modern luxuries like T-bar lifts but you'll get a far more natural riding experience at the end of the day.
You'll also find dedicated instructors and teaching staff who can't wait to help you out on almost every mountain throughout the country. If you've never been to the slopes before, they'll have you carving up the snow and flying down the mountain in no time.
If you want to see more during your stay, it's best to travel the country by road. New Zealand is a small place, but every region is bursting with things to do. Make your way from city to city or even just plot out a trip between South Island mountains and ski fields for an ultimate skiing holiday.
Car rentals are affordable with a range of sizes commonly available to suit everyone from solo travellers to couples to families. Ski season starts in June and lasts until late October most years, with August being a peak month. Get in early this year to avoid the winter rush, especially if you're heading further south from Christchurch to Queenstown.
Hit the slopes this winter and enjoy one of the best adventures that New Zealand has to offer. Book your Kiwi holiday this year and hit the slopes of the South Island - you won't be disappointed.