From June to October, snow transforms New Zealand’s alpine landscapes into a winter wonderland. Make the most of the winter season with these fun snow activities.
Skiing and snowboarding
New Zealand has a well-deserved international reputation for awesome skiing and snowboarding. Ski fields cater for all levels, and you often have a choice of several fields within a short drive of each other.
Snowshoeing is simply walking in the snow. Snowshoes are slim-lined and more technical, enabling you to easily walk across snow without sinking into it. Suitable for all skill and fitness levels, snowshoeing is a fantastic option if you want to explore parts of the mountain not accessible for skiing or boarding and a guided tour would be your best bet for getting the most out of your snowshoeing experience. Try taking on snowshoeing at the Tukino Skifield(opens in new window).
Experience a backcountry snowmobiling adventure with Queenstown Snowmobiles(opens in new window). Fly along the western face of The Remarkables and Hector Mountains, across the Nevis River Valley. Gain exclusive access to backcountry riding trails, by way of helicopter only, with breathtaking views across pristine snowy mountains and snowmobile across the snowy fields.