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With three world class mountains within spitting distance of two fantastic South Island resorts the choice is yours. Known around the globe for its scenery, outdoor adventure and lively ski-town atmosphere, Queenstown is hard to beat. Coronet Peak, just 25 mins from the heart of town is perfect for serious action or those just getting to know the snow. With its high speed lifts, extensive snow-making and the exciting roller coaster terrain you’ll get the most out of your day. But don’t forget to take a break. Enjoy a Euro style pizza at Heidi’s Hut or wrap your hands around a hot chocolate or mulled wine on the deck at the base building. Take a deep breath and check out the views across to Lake Wakatipu before strapping on your gear to do it all again. This is Winter at its best! For a true day in the mountains you don’t need to go any further than North-facing sunny The Remarkables. With its relaxed atmosphere, dedicated learning facilities, terrain parks and black diamond runs The Remarkables is serious fun for families and big kids at heart. Further up the South Island and only one hour drive from Christchurch International Airport is Methven. This awesome winter holiday destination is the gateway to Mt Hutt, two-time winner of New Zealand's Best Ski Resort (2015 and 2016) at the World Ski Awards. Enjoy a high-country welcome against a stunning backdrop of the mighty Southern Alps, along with first-class facilities, family friendliness and legendary après ski. With some of the highest snowfalls in the country and its varied terrain, Mt Hutt is the avid skier or snowboarder’s paradise. A winter holiday has never been more affordable for families with Methven’s ‘kids 4 free’ offer for children aged 10 and under. Methven is only a 30-minute stone’s throw from the big mountain terrain of Mt Hutt where the kids4free programme means the sky is the limit for families this winter. Exclusive to Mt Hutt and Methven, kids 10 years and under will be able to ski, stay and eat for free. They will even get free transport to and from Christchurch and up and down the mountain each day. There is a whole website dedicated to this fantastic offer so make sure you check it out www.kids4free.co.nz.
So if you are thinking about your next winter holiday, NZSki has something for everyone this winter. Whether you’re coming with the family, heading over with mates or just want a quiet holiday with someone special there are choices and packages to suit you.