Need some excitement to break up your winter? Missing the snow during the northern hemisphere winter? Whatever your situation, a skiing holiday in New Zealand will leaving you refreshed, enthralled and keen for more! With so many options available for skiing in New Zealand, we've put together a few of the things to consider when booking your holiday.
New Zealand has a multitude of ski fields to choose from, scattered throughout the central North Island and South Island. All of them offer world class skiing, so you can choose the one that suits you best, or try somewhere you haven't been before!
Pick from the spectacular terrain surrounding the famous Queenstown and Wanaka ski fields including The Remarkables, Coronet Peak, Treble Cone and Cardrona, experience the wide open fields of Mt Hutt, or ride the slopes of the ruggedly beautiful Mt Ruapehu on the Whakapapa and Turoa ski fields. For those that prefer something a bit different, New Zealand has a number of smaller but equally stunning club fields, including Awakino Skifield in the Waitaki Valley, Hanmer Springs Ski Area in North Canterbury, and Rainbow Valley in the scenic Marlborough region. Whatever your tastes, there is plenty to choose from in New Zealand!
The ski season in New Zealand generally runs from June to October. The best time to go will depend on where you choose to ski. South Island ski fields open up in mid June, while North Island ski fields generally operate from late June. Just keep in mind that the smaller fields are usually open from early to mid July, and tend to close a little earlier than the large commercial ski areas.
All the commercial ski fields in New Zealand have everything you would expect to find at the world's top ski fields. From ski and snowboard equipment rentals, repairs and sales to excellent cafes; the New Zealand ski fields have it all. There's even extensive snow making equipment, just in case you need some extra padding for your falls!
Adult lift passes in New Zealand are generally around $85 per day on commercial ski fields. Passes to club fields are approximately $65 per day for adults. When you consider the staggering views, the world-class facilities, and the range of groomed trails and off-piste areas available, skiing in New Zealand offers unbeatable value!
Kiwi Holiday Parks offer budget-friendly accommodation throughout New Zealand, with a holiday park located within a couple of hours drive from most ski fields in New Zealand. The warm and friendly atmosphere at Kiwi Holiday Parks provide the ideal spot to relax after a hard day on the slopes, meet new people and share your stories of the day's thrills and spills. Check out our full range of park locations and accommodation options and book your stay online now!