Riding can be done on both the north and south islands. Both the north island resort are on Mt Ruapheu. They are Whakapapa and Turoa. The south has 5 major resorts and a heap of small club fields in Arthurs Pass. Close to Queensland are The Remarkables and Coronet Peak, Wanaka has Cardrona and Mt Hutt is close Christchurch. Finally New Zealand has it’s own dedicated terrain park resort called Snow Park.
Treble Cone has an inspiring view over Lake Wanaka, Mount Aspring and The Southern Alps. Treble Cone has 550 hectares of varying terrain with slopes to suit all, making it a great place for beginners to advancing intermediates and experts. Its proximity to the Southern Alps makes reliable snow conditions and weather and is protected from the bitterly cold southern winds. Treble Cone offers more intermediate and advanced terrain than any other South Island ski area with the largest vertical rise in the southern lakes. Stay in Wanaka for the...read more
Snow Park is a dedicated terrain park and is big than any other terrain park in New Zealand. It is loaded with jumps, halfpipe, boxes and rails to keep every freestyle skiing or snowboarder happy. Snow Park has been open since 2002 it expanded in 2008 to include snow park accommodation and a new intermediates area that has great terrain to progress from novice to advanced rider. This terrain park is the ultimate freestyle park for skiers and snowboarders and it’s worth the visit. Location Snow Park is located in Cardrona Valley...read more
Remarkables Alpine Park is a beautiful alpine location with great slopes, fantastic terrain and great snow. The Remarkables ranges are a set of mountains and ski field in Otago, South Island of New Zealand located on the south eastern shore of Lake Wakatipu. The mountains were named the remarkable because they are one of only two mountain ranges in the world which run directly north to south and upon seeing the sunset one evening was named Remarkables to describe the sight. Remarkables has trails for everyone, whether you’re a beginner...read more
Ohau means ‘a place of wind.’ Ohau is a small commercial ski field near the Otago and Canterbury regions. Ohau has some of the best scenic views in New Zealand. From the summit you have a spectacular view of the Southern Alps and Lake Ohau. The mountain caters to all abilities, whether you’re just beginning or whether you’re an expert. Accommodation in Ohau is 10km’s away on the lake. The NZski pass which entitles you to one day of skiing at Ohau. Location Ohau (map) ski field is located right in the...read more
Mount Hutt is located 80 kilometers west of Christchurch. There is no accommodation on snow. Its summit reaches 2190 meters above sea level. Mount Hutt is the largest alpine ski area on the South Island of New Zealand. The views from the top of Mount Hutt are breathtaking and on a clear day you can see views right out to the Pacific Ocean. There are many different runs on the mountain which cater to a wide range of skiers anywhere from beginner to expert. Mount Hutt is normally the first ski field in the Southern Hemisphere to open each...read more
Coronet Peak is the South islands most popular mountain resort. It has offered more than 60 years of a passionate and committed ski area. A multimillion dollar investment was brought on in 2008 on a new base building and 141 new snow cannons. Coronet Peak is the training ground of New Zealand’s national ski team. All accommodation is off the mountain but facilities at the resort include several eateries, a huge heated deck, snow sports school, retail and repair areas and a licensed crèche all located at the base...read more
Cardrona has on snow accommodation and is located almost half way in between Wanaka and Queenstown in New Zealand’s South Island. Cardrona is one of the few places in New Zealand where you can stay overnight on the mountain. There are 15 self-catering apartment units situated in the main complex and only a minute walk to the lifts. Cardrona is one of the most popular family orientated ski fields in New Zealand. The mountain is equipped with a total of 6 lifts and 3 terrain parks. Cardrona has many schools and programs available for...read more