Want to spend your holidays whistling down the white stuff with the wind in your ears? New Zealand offers up a choice range of ski package deals to keep your skis or your snowboard in business. Never set foot on the slopes before? Or, are you a seasoned snowboard fanatic? Either way New Zealand offers up it all and won’t break your budget either.
Dig out your thermals, zap on some zinc and find a good pair of sunnies before you hit the world-famous slopes of Queenstown, Wanaka, Ruapehu or Mount Hutt and many more resorts to choose from. Getting there is easy and getting around once you get there is a bit of a breeze too. For a truly effortless snow experience, choose New Zealand – you’ll want to get on board with some of the best ski holiday deals you can point your ski pole at.
From a whiteout at Whakapapa to the chilled-out vibe at Coronet Peak or Cardrona, or making the most of the powder snow at Mount Hutt and the boutique slopes of Mackenzie, New Zealand offers up a smorgasboard of premiem ski resorts and slope destinations. While the snowfall in New Zealand is generally pretty good, we don't recommend heading here if you're set on ski-in/ski out accommodation. While there is some, it's limited and gets snapped up pretty quickly.
New Zealand has so much to offer for the adventurous skier who wants to find an untouched slope in the middle of nowhere, or the party skier who likes their après-ski as much as the snow. If you ski New Zealand, you'll be treated to some spectacular landscapes, daunting resort access roads and a much later season than you'll find in Australia. The best skiing is in the Southern Alps, on the South Island and close to major towns like Christchurch and Queenstown.
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How to pack for a NZ ski holidayPosted 29th April 2016
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