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.