Picture yourself skiing in New Zealand; a fine winter’s day, breathtaking scenery and a mountain of fresh virgin snow. Is there anything more captivating?

New Zealand has developed a deserved reputation as an international skiing destination. The season runs from June to October, the landscapes and scenery are out of this world, gear is easy to hire, and the queues are comparatively short. New Zealand ski fields are uncrowded with plenty of wide-open bowls and  gentle slopes for first-time skiers and off-piste skiing  and heli-skiing for the more adventurous.

Map view of NZ ski centres

Ski Regions of New Zealand

The South Island has nine commercial ski fields within easy reach of Queenstown or Christchurch. Expect dramatic scenery, fantastic snow and diverse runs.

The North Island's Mt Ruapehu, with its two commercial fields, is the country''s only skiable volcano.

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