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New Zealand boasts many ski areas, from commercial ski areas through to club fields - there is something for everybody.

Each ski area has their own unique offerings and finding the right mountain to fit your needs is important. From lift ticket prices to the type of skiable terrain, let the interactive ski area comparison tool below help you find the ski area that's right for you.

If you'd like to learn more about the ski area, click on it's logo or scroll to the bottom of this page and select your chosen area.

New Zealand ski area comparison tool:

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Mt Ruapehu 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.

Mt Hutt Snowboarder 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.

Queenstown in Winter 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 ski area Rainbow can easily be reached from Nelson or Marlborough. Nelson Lakes is popular destination 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.

Ski The Mackenzie 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.

Ski Taranaki 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.

Snowplanet Logo When you think of the Auckland region, snow is not the first word that comes to mind. However, located 20 minutes from the city is New Zealand’s only indoor, all-year round snow resort Snowplanet

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