Planning next year’s ski trip? First things first, are you going North or South Island? Both islands have heaps to offer the keen skier or snowboarder, but the experience differs greatly between north and south. Let’s find out why.
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When you’re revelling in long days at the beach or sipping on a cold beer on a hot summer’s night, it can be hard to imagine yourself knee-deep in powder on a Queenstown ski holiday. Yet summer is one of the best times of the year to start to plan a winter getaway. Right now, you might be thinking—”but it’s so hot! I’ve got the beach on my mind, not skiing!”. But if you book your ski trip early, you can take your pick of the best accommodation Queenstown has to offer and enjoy some great deals that will dry up once the ski season draws closer.
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Planning your ski holiday? If you’re flying into Queenstown, you’ll need to figure out how you’re going to get up and down the mountain each day. The two main options are car hire and mountain transport. Depending on your group size and travel requirements, either a bus or a hire car may suit your needs. Let’s look at some things to consider when making your decision.
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Queenstown is famous for skiing and fun times. And for good reason! With Queenstown’s vibrant restaurant and bar scene and abundance off-mountain activities, there truly is something for everyone – families and partygoers alike. But the reasons to travel to Queenstown don’t end there… Whilst there is some fantastic skiing to be had just a short drive to Central Queenstown, there are also other options a little farther afield. Continue reading The Best Skiing in Queenstown and Beyond
We all know that New Zealand offers world-class skiing and snowboarding experiences. You can tell this by the plethora of Terrain parks that are all about getting off the main trails and testing your abilities. Kickers, halfpipes, rails, boxes and more… there is endless ways to express yourself on the slopes of New Zealand’s mountains.
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There are a lot of considerations when planning a ski trip, and the practical considerations are just as important as the fun ones – where to stay, where to drink apres-ski! Planning what to wear when you go skiing deserves some good thought. You want to be warm heading up the mountain in the morning, but not be uncomfortably hot as you shred the pow later in the day. Here are a few tips to make sure your outfit is on point and you’re ready to have a blast each and every day up the mountain.
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Trying to choose between Queenstown and Wanaka is like trying to choose a favourite child – impossible! Both have different appeals and cater to different types of ski holidays. Here we outline the differences between the two and leave it up to you to decide.
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Skiing might be considered a winter sport, but spring might just be our favourite time of year to go skiing. Why is spring skiing gaining in popularity? There are a heap of good reasons. Let’s start with these five.
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The opening of the Soho Basin is the talk of the town in Wanaka and Queenstown. Dubbed “the ultimate alpine experience”, the Soho Basin offers a private ski area with pristine high-country terrain and world-class views. Throw in a gourmet dining experience and this really is the height of skiing luxury!
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Winter in New Zealand is all about getting some time on the ski slopes! But just because the temperature’s down, there’s no reason you can’t go on the road trip of a lifetime too. We’ve come up with a basic itinerary for the Ultimate North Island Road Trip to get you started. And the best part? There’s only ten hours’ total driving time involved, so you could do this road trip in a few days or stretch it out over a couple of magical weeks — you decide. Here’s how it shapes up.
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