New Zealand consists of two main islands, namely the North Island and the South Island. Both islands have main ski areas. If you are planning to come to this Kiwi country to enjoy skiing or snowboarding, you better come starting from Mid-June.
Due to its high latitude and mountainous terrain, New Zealand is a perfect place for winter sports. Most of the ski fields are in the South Island, but you can also find some in the North Island.
An interesting form of skiing that you can experience in this country is heli-skiing. It is a type of skiing which involves a helicopter ride, instead of a ski lift, to access remote areas. You can have this experience in New Zealand!
Experience Winter Holiday in New Zealand
Here are some of the top places for skiing or snowboarding in New Zealand:
1. Mount Ruapehu Volcano
Mount Ruapehu is in the centre of New Zealand’s North Island, halfway between Auckland and Wellington. This is a great place for skiing because you can do the winter sport while enjoying the breathtaking beauty of the mountain.
There are three ski fields at Mt. Ruapehu which are Whakapapa ski field, Tūroa ski field and Tukino ski field. Pick the one that you want to explore based on your skiing ability levels.
Tūroa Ski Area
Top of Ohakune Mountain Road,
Tongariro National Park 4691
Whakapapa Ski Area
Top of Bruce Road
Whakapapa, Mt Ruapehu
Tongariro National Park 3951
Tukino Ski Area
Tongariro National Park Tukino Access Road,
Manawatu-Wanganui 4691, New Zealand
2. Treble Cone Ski Resort
Treble Cone is the largest ski resort in the South Island. This place is suitable for beginners, intermediates and professional skiers. The ski resort offers steep and challenging terrain for advanced skiers.
While skiing in this place, you can enjoy the amazing views of Lake Wanaka and the Southern Alps. Treble Cone ski resort provides snowboarding and ski rentals, cafes and bars. It also has a childcare centre and snowsports school for kids and adults.
Mt Aspiring Road
Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
3. Heli Skiing, Mount Cook
Mount Cook is New Zealand’s highest peak. Over there, you can experience Heli skiing. This is a one-of-a-kind experience that you may not be able to do anywhere else in the world. You’ll go on a helicopter ride with a small group of 5 people to reach the top of the mountain. Then, it’s time to enjoy the ultimate ski experience.
Mount Cook Heliski has lines that suits all levels of ability. The place is open during wintertime around July. Come and experience yourself and share the unforgettable experience with your friends!
Aoraki Mount Cook Village
4. Coronet Peak Ski Resort, Queenstown
Come and try skiing in the New Zealand Coronet Peak Ski Resort. The ski season runs from June to October. Coronet is only 16 km away from Queenstown. You can get there by using a bus from downtown Queenstown. This is a beautiful place for skiing especially after the sun goes down in Queenstown.
Do you feel hungry? Don’t worry. There is a Rocky Gully T-bar, Heidi’s Hut and other restaurants where you can enjoy pasta, gourmet pizzas, breakfast and soups.
Coronet Peak Ski Area, Queenstown 9371
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