Located nearly midway between both Auckland and Wellington, Mt Ruapehu is the North Island's premier skiing destination. Home of Turoa and Whakapa, the biggest, highest, longest ski areas in the country.
With its mix of commercial and club fields, plus world-class heli-skiing, Canterbury offers skiers and boarders a veritable smorgasbord of winter options. Ski Mount Hutt, Porters or Mt Lyford, or try a club field.
Dubbed the 'Southern Hemisphere's premier winter destination', Queenstown is a haven for skiers, snowboarders and those that just love the aprés ski atmosphere. Direct flights from Australia, Auckland or Christchurch, you can see Coronet Peak from the airport!
Rainbow can easily be reached from Nelson or Marlborough. Nelson Lakes is
popular desti nation for a variety of outdoor activities. Both Nelson and Marlborough have a great range of accommodation. When not skiing there
are plenty of activities in Nelson and Marlborough for the whole family, including fishing, hiking, wine trails and much more.
The Mackenzie region is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular places to ski in New Zealand, with the majestic Southern Alps and sparking glacial lakes ever present. Chose one of the many smaller commercial areas, or heliski at Mt Cook.
Taranaki offers a unique mountain experience through Manganui, located in the Egmont National Park on the slopes of Mt Taranaki. With surfing integral to Taranaki's culture, it goes without saying that Snowboarding is the majority snow sport.