With the cold weather setting in and snow dusting the mountain, the winter season is almost here. Plan you winter holiday getaway with Bella Vista to go skiing and snowboarding at New Zealand’s commercial resorts!
North Island skiing and snowboarding destinations:
Taupo: The longest vertical drop in Australasia can be found on the slopes of Mt Ruapehu. With the two ski areas on each side of the mountain, Whakapapa and Turoa, there is plenty of terrain to choose from for all levels and abilities. Taupo is just over an hours’ drive to Mt Ruapehu and is a great base to choose from a variety of activities off the mountain. Book your winter holiday to Taupo now!
South Island skiing and snowboarding destinations:
Queenstown: Queenstown is an alpine resort town filled with great winter events not to be missed. The annual American Express Queenstown Winter Festival will be held 24 June – 3 July this year filled with mountain races, concerts, comedy and plenty of fun and action! If you are looking to hit the powdery slopes this winter, Coronet Peak and The Remarkables are just a short drive or shuttle ride away. Book your winter holiday to Queenstown now!
Wanaka: Wanaka and the surrounds feature gorgeous mountain and lake views, Mt Aspiring National Park and plenty of activities, restaurants and events to check out! The 100% Pure New Zealand Winter Games will be held in Wanaka at Cardrona, Snow Park and Coronet Peak from 12-28 August. Hit the slopes at Cardrona Alpine Resort, Treble Cone, Snow Park and Snow Farm for great skiing and snowboarding in Wanaka. Book your winter holiday to Wanaka now!
Christchurch: Located a short hour drive away from Christchurch is Mt Hutt ski field, which caters for all ski/snowboard levels with a variety of terrain. Other close by ski areas just over an hours’ drive from Christchurch include: Mt Lyford, Porters, Mt Cheeseman, Broken River, Craigieburn, Temple Basin, and Mt Olympus providing a variety of places for you to ski and snowboard. Book your winter holiday to Christchurch now!