Any skier worth their salt will let you know how good the skiing in New Zealand can be.
The trick though is knowing where to go. Here are some selections from the many available ski resorts in the land of the long white cloud.
It is best to start to break up the ski fields by region, although the most popular Island for skiing is the South Island, you can also ski on the North Island, your best bet would be at Turoa and Whakapapa.
Whakapapa is a large resort and makes available some of New Zealand’s best ski and snowboarding runs, 67 of them in fact. There are roughly a quarter advanced, a quarter beginner with the remainder being intermediate level – as they say Whakapapa has something for everyone.
Moving onto the South Island, let us first take a look at the Methven region and in particular the Mt Hutt ski fields.
Mt Hutt is without doubt a tremendous ski field, well known for the steepness of some of it’s runs which will challenge the very best, it also has tremendous terrain for the beginner and intermediate.
In the town of Methven there are ample Apres ski opportunity for the more social amongst us!
The final resort we will concentrate on is that of Queenstown. Not strictly a ski resort it is more of a distribution point to the many ski fields on its door step. It is also the Queen of adventure – so there is never a slow day in Queenstown!
Queenstown is about 20 mins away from the Coronet Peak ski resort and about 40 mins away from The Remarkables ski resort A bit further away, but should seriously be given a go are Treble Cone which is about 90 mins away and the Cardrona ski field which will take you an hour to get to.
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