As the winter chill kicks in we can start to think about where to ski and ride this season. The season runs from July – September.
Although New Zealand does not have the massive mountains like they do in Europe and North America we still have some good hills and excellent Apres ski.
The South Island has the most fields and generally the best conditions, the most popular fields are near Queenstown (Coronet Peak and The Remarkables), Wanaka (Treble Cone and Cardrone) and Methven (Mount Hutt). However, there are many smaller club fields along the Southern Alps. Queenstown and Wanaka have excellent Apres ski with Queenstown perhaps one of the best party ski towns anywhere in the world.
In the North Island the two main fields are both on Mt Ruapehu (Whakpapapa, the largest field in New Zealand) and Turoa near ohakune which has a vibrant Apres Ski.
You need to drive up to the mountain each day and passes range from about $80 – $100 per day however, club fields are cheaper. Ohau and Porter heights are two of my favourite smaller fields.
It is best not to go to the mountains during the school holidays as accommodation is more expensive and there can be long queues for the lifts. (School holidays are 9th July – 24th July) and then again on 24th September.
We have Weekend packages available in the North Island and 4 or 7 night packages in the South Island.
NORTH ISLAND WEEKEND ESCAPE $230 + passes
3 Day Tour Friday – Sunday
Skiing – Snow Boarding = Auckland – National Park – Ohakune – Auckland
Departs every Friday 2.30pm-3pm from 26 Princes street, Auckland City!
$230 Includes: 2 nights 4 bed shared accommodation, 2 breakfasts, all transport from Auckland to National Park/Ohakune and transport from accommodation to the Ski area and return to accommodation each day if the road is accessible by our vehicles. Ski hire and gear hire is an extra cost. For Experienced or Beginners!
Departs from Auckland City at 2.30pm – 3pm every Friday afternoon and returns Sunday evening approx. 8pm.
Optional extra cost: Lift Passes $95 per day and Jacket and pants hire $15 per item
Discovery Ski or Discovery Snowboard: $115 adult or $85 youth
Price includes: SKI – Skis boots and poles – 1.50 hour group lesson and all day beginner area lift pass
SNOW BOARD – Board Boots – 1.50 hour group lesson and all day beginner area lift pass.
This tour is weather dependent and if the mountain is closed due to weather conditions we offer other activities, e.g Horse riding, Mountain bike riding on the old coach road, etc.
SOUTH ISLAND PACKAGES
4 night tour includes: 2 days of skiing/snowboarding on 2 of New Zealand’s premier mountains: Coronet Peak and The Remarkables (upgrades available)
7 night tour includes: 4 days of skiing/snowboarding on 3 of 2 of New Zealand’s premier mountains: Cardrona Alpine Resort, The Remarkables and Coronet Peak(upgrades available)
- Sunday 19 June
- Sunday 3 July
- Sunday 17 July
- Sunday 31 July
- Sunday 14 August – ONLY 6 SPOTS LEFT!
- Sunday 28 August – ONLY 3 SPOTS LEFT!
- Sunday 11 September
- Sunday 25 September
Kick off the season with Queenstown Winter Festival 19 June – 3 July
or Try Gay Ski Week regardless of your sexuality! 27 Aug – 3 Sept
4 nights, Sunday to Thursday package is only NZ$599 (AU$551)
7 nights, Sunday to Sunday package is only NZ$1049 (AU$965).
Get in quick to grab your spot on one of our scheduled departures (June – September).
Minimum numbers apply.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for bookings!
If you prefer to get a group of mates together and rent a car let our travel team know as we can get you a great deal!!