There's plenty of family fun to be had in the snow at Queenstown's Coronet Peak - a family friendly ski area on the slopes above the famous southern resort town.
100% Pure NZ Winter Games
The 100% Pure New Zealand Winter Games - the southern hemisphere’s biggest winter sports event - brings the world’s best snow and ice sports athletes to New Zealand to compete in all major disciplines from ski racing to curling, snowboarding to skating, as well as adaptive snow sports.
The biennial event, which broadcasts to a global audience of millions, involves more than 1000 athletes, 30 nations, 38 events and 22 winter sports.
It is considered a significant step in the build up to the Winter Olympics, and the 2011 programme included World Cup and Continental Cup level competition.