Just a three-hour flight away, Christchurch-Canterbury is the perfect ski holiday destination.

Voted New Zealand's "Best Ski Resort" for the third year in a row in 2017 at the World Ski Awards, Mt Hutt is just a 90 minute drive from Christchurch. Mt Hutt has wide open and uncrowded beginner trails, and steep descents and open powder runs for the more advanced skier. 

Plus, if you're after a club ski field experience, why not try the Selwyn 6 - including Porter's Ski area, Mount Cheeseman, Temple Basin, Mount Olympus, Broken River and Craigieburn. Or nearby in Aoraki Mt Cook Mackenzie, you can ski Mount Dobson, Roundhill or Ohau ski areas, and in Hanmer Springs you can try Hanmer Springs ski area.

After you’ve explored the slopes, check out the Christchurch Canterbury region where off-mountain activites range from soaking in hot pools to experiencing amazing night skies. 

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  1. Mt Hutt Ski Area

    Voted NZ's Best Ski Resort four years in a row (2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018), Mt Hutt boasts wide open terrain for all ski and snowboard ability levels. Superb conditions, spectacular terrain and laid back kiwi hospitality.

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  2. Mount Dobson Ski Area

    All day sunshine, wide open uncrowded runs and a friendly kiwi atmosphere make Mt Dobson the ultimate snow experience. From the well groomed beginners slopes to challenging black runs with miles of untracked powder. Reach your potential at Mt Dobson.

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There's lots to see and do


  • Relax and unwind at Tekapo Springs
  • 3 hours drive from Christchurch airport
  • The heart of the Mackenzie Country

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