Ski season is here. Book your South Island winter holiday
Ski season is here and the South Island of New Zealand is gearing up for what will hopefully be yet another bumper season. New Zealand has developed a reputation as an international skiing and snowboarding destination and some of the best fields can be found in the stunning South Island.
The gateway to your next skiing or boarding holiday is Christchurch International Airport, only around 3 hours flight from the East Coast of Australia, from here you can be on the slopes within a couple of hours drive or you can easily connect down to the Southern Lakes Region to begin your amazing winter holiday.
The season runs from June to October, the landscapes and scenery are out of this world, gear is easy to hire, and the queues are comparatively short. New Zealand ski fields are uncrowded with plenty of wide-open bowls and gentle slopes for first-time skiers and off-piste skiing and heli-skiing for the more adventurous.
Christchurch and Canterbury
Christchurch is the gateway to the Canterbury region and the South Island. In the surrounding Canterbury Plains awaits the alpine village of Methven, nestled at the bottom of Mt Hutt ski area. Continue south, hugging the spectacular Southern Alps and soon the vast open wilderness of the Mackenzie region reveals itself and serves up the three boutique ski areas of Mt Dobson, Roundhill and Ohau.
Mt Hutt: 07 June - 07 Oct 2014
Porters: 20 June - 05 Oct 2014
Roundhill: 28 June - 14 Sep 2014
Ohau: 28 June - 05 Oct 2014
Mt Dobson: 01 Jul - 05 Oct 2014
Queenstown and Lake Wanaka (Southern Lakes)
Surrounded by spectacular lakes and mountain, Queenstown and Lake Wanaka are vibrant ski resort towns, each with their own personality and offerings to suit all winter holiday makers. It is no wonder that skiers and snowboarders flock from all over the world to these energetic alpine towns, enjoying their premier ski areas of Coronet Peak, Cardrona Alpine Resort, The Remarkables and Treble Cone, specialist ski areas of Snow Park NZ and Snow Farm, lively après ski culture and abundance of off-piste activities.
Coronet Peak: 08 June - 06 Oct
Remarkables: 22 June - 29 Sep
Cardrona: 21 June - 06 Oct
Treble Cone: 27 June - 29 Sep
KIDS 4 FREE: Terms & Conditions
* Promotion is valid throughout the winter season from 1st June - 31st October 2014.
* Kids 10 years and under as at 1st June 2014.
*For convenience, Mt Hutt Ski Area can produce a season pass for children aged 10 years and under.
* This pass enables the holder to proceed directly to the lifts and avoid a visit to Guest Services each time you ski. There is a $20 application and card issue fee.
* View product listings for any additional terms & conditions specific to that business.
* Not available in conjunction with any other special, discount or group offer.
* Proof of kids age may be required at time of check in or other services provided.