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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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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There’s an almost endless number of reasons to try night skiing in Queenstown. It’s terrific cardio, you’ll get a great night’s sleep afterwards, people on the chairlift won’t see you fall over so easily because it’s dark… but we don’t have all day, so we’ve trimmed that endless list down to just five of the most important reasons to try night skiing at Coronet Peak.
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Queenstown, where days are spent on the mountains and the nights belong to the laneway bars where you’ll learn and perfect the art of après ski. Almost as much as the amazing ski adventures, QT’s legendary nightlife is a big part of why people flock from all over the world to our alpine wonderland. Here’s five ways to kick off your Queenstown night out the right way:
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The time has come. You have been dreaming of a skiing holiday with the kids, scrimping and saving to afford a holiday they’ll remember for the rest of their lives. Planning family ski holiday can be a tall order – packing bags, a long drive or short flights and age-appropriate attractions. There’s a lot to think about even before you get there! Luckily, we have the inside word on making the getaway process easier for everyone.
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The countdown is on. We don’t know about you, but we’re ready for the first signs of snowfall, keeping an eye on the calendar and hoping winter comes a little early this year (and hangs around longer). Before joining us on the slopes however, take some time to lock down these 10 snow terms in preparation for your well-deserved ski holiday. Not only will you appear to know precisely what you’re talking about, you’ll find any lessons or weather feedback easier to understand with a little research in your back pocket.
Sit back, settle in and memorise these 10 snow terms you’ll hear on the slopes this year!
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Are you one click away from booking this year’s ski holiday? Torn between a couple of locations? Honestly, it doesn’t matter where you ski in Kiwiland; every field and destination delivers world-class mountain scenery and mood melting side-adventures, so let’s be clear… good food can make or break a getaway experience. Today’s gastronomic spotlight shines on some of the top Wanaka restaurants. These are our favourite four haunts to kick back, relax and take advantage of the local après ski setting.
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Hey, Newbie! If you’ve found your way here after googling ski tips and beginners in the same line, we have everything you need in one place. We’re passionate and experienced snow enthusiasts, with a talent for making the first, second and third time easy for learners. Before you buy a bunch of gear, pack your bags and board your plane for the first day of your New Zealand ski holiday – because where else would you want to ski – we have a few insights to save you time, excess baggage charges and a decent amount of guesswork. While we can’t promise to reduce your nerves to zero – a touch of caution can be a beautiful thing – by the end of this article, you’ll feel comfortable and confident in your choice of alpine getaway.
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We need to talk about Queenstown. The little city on the edge of the water, hemmed in by mountain chains and adrenaline attractions, generating the kind of international buzz usually reserved for big-name places like New York, London and Buenos Aires. We know snow-hoppers love our hearty little adventure hamlet, but did you know it’s also a foodie, party, let’s-have-a-great-time destination? No? Yes? Maybe? While you make up your mind and ask around, here are four places to party in Queenstown – tried, graded and guaranteed to make you dance with holiday happiness. Just don’t go too hard every night, you still need to make the most of the snow-covered slopes.
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