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Image of SnowboarderNew Zealand is one of the most popular places for skiing, snowboarding and heli skiing in the Southern Hemisphere. The main ski resort towns are Queenstown and Wanaka which also provide sensational heli skiing. The New Zealand ski season is roughly early July to early October and starts as the Northern Hemisphere slopes finally melt away making New Zealand an increasingly popular international ski destination. The main North Island fields include the country's two largest and most popular destinations, Turoa and Whakapapa. The Southern Alps give the South Island a great deal more scope, with the greatest concentration of commercial fields being around Queenstown - Coronet Peak and The Remarkables; and Wanaka - Treble Cone, Cardrona and the Waiorau Nordic Ski Area. Further north Mount Hutt and Mount Potts are both within two hours drive of Christchurch International Airport.

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Queenstown Ski Resort
Image of The Remarkables

The greatest concentration of New Zealands commercial fields are located around Queenstown - Coronet Peak and The Remarkables; and Wanaka - Treble Cone, Cardrona and the Waiorau Nordic Ski Area.

Heli-skiing is also available.


Heritage Hotel Queenstown - 2019 Winter Period
Deluxe Room 2 People - Room Only NZ$360
2 Bedroom Suite 4 People - Room Only NZ$720
All accommodation and rates are subject to availability at the time of booking.
Winter rates apply to the period of July, August, September, October 2015.


The Heritage Hotel


  • 2-adults
  • 1- nights shared accommodation
  • Cooked Breakfast
  • Government Taxes (GST)



Image of The Heritage
2019 Heritage Ski Packages priced from NZ$185.00; per person, shared accommodation.

2019 WINTER SPECIAL: We are offering our own discounted rates for The Heritage Hotel accommodation only - subject to availability. Only available for bookings with New Zealand Adventure Specialists. Ask us for a quote.

Cardrona Alpine Resort - Mountain Accommodation - near Wanaka

ApartmentCardrona Alpine Resort is a relaxed and friendly ski and snowboard resort located between Wanaka and Queenstown.

Queenstown 60 minutes (58km)
Wanaka 35 minutes (34km)

1 express choudola
2 express chairlifts
1 quad chairlift
1 platter beginner lift
3 conveyer learner lifts

Cardrona has a limited number of mountain apartments available located on the skifield. They are generally booked out one year in advance but some availability still exists. if you would like to find out more information please contact us. Dated 03/02/2019.

Tiritiri Lodge - near Wanaka
Tiritiri Lodge sits on the eastern shore of Lake Wanaka. This luxury boutique lodge has 5 deluxe king guest rooms and 1 deluxe king suite all with magnificent mountain views. The rooms are furnished with luxurious beds, fine Egyptian cotton linen, pure down duvets and a choice of pillows, custom made carpet, original art, comfortable armchairs and personal toiletries.

The lodge also has a resident chef who provides a full breakfast each morning. Dinner is available by arrangement.

Queenstown 60 minutes (58km)
Cardrona Ski Resort 35 minutes (34km)
Treble Cone Skifield 40 minutes (19km)

2019 Ski Week Package $TBA per person; twin share.
Includes 7-nights accommodation including full breakfast daily and 4 dinners, 5 days transferable lift pass for either Treble Cone or Cardrona.

2019 4-Nights Ski Package $TBA per person; twin share.
Includes 4-nights accommodation including full breakfast daily and 2 dinners 3 days lift pass for either ski field.

Single supplement & single night rates available.

Temple Basin Ski Area - Arthurs Pass National Park

Image of Temple BasinTemple Basin Ski Area is a unique ski club field sporting rope tows and two ski lodges. Temple Basin requires a 55-minute walk in but has fantastic snowboarding terrain, on site lodge accommodation and rental equipment.

TRANSWORLD SNOWBOARDING :  "If I had to stay in one area, on one mountain, in one place, to snowboard for the rest of my life, it would be Temple Basin. It's that good". 

P156 Transworld Snowboarding magazine; March 1996.


These 6 night, 7 day ski & snowboarding packages run throughout the season from Sunday to Saturday and include all food, accommodation, lift passes (including night skiing), great terrain and awesome fun.

2019 Price:
Adult NZ$760.00
Student NZ$595.00

Heli-Skiing and Heli-Boarding

Image of Heli SkiersNew Zealand is a great place to try heliskiing and heliboarding. The main Heliskiing Locations are Methven, Mount Cook, Queenstown and Wanaka. At Mount Cook the Tasman Glacier provides a fantastic 12km scenic run. The heliskiing season normally runs from July to early October. Provided you are an intermediate skier and are reasonably proficient at skiing powder you should be able to pass the ability questionnaire, but at around NZ$995 a day it isn't for everyone.

Ski and Snowboarding Tours

For those wanting a scenic skiing or snowboarding tour including helisking some of the best terrain in New Zealand check out the Southern Alps Ski Tour. Bookings are generally limited due to popular demand.

New Zealand Snow Reports

Snow Reports on various New Zealand Ski Resorts, Commercial Ski Fields and Backcountry Ski Fields.

Snow Reports are updated daily during the Ski Season.