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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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
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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Half the fun of skiing in Queenstown is enjoying all that Queenstown has to offer. The other half is hitting the slopes and soaking up the stunning scenery. If you’re new to Queenstown or a beginner skiier, you will be well looked after on both counts.
Skiing in Queenstown is something special as visitors are spoiled with not one, not two, but three world-class ski fields, all within an hour’s drive. You’d be hard-pressed finding the same value from a ski package anywhere in the world.
But is it really worth it? Aren’t the mountains pretty much the same, you might ask? No! Queenstown’s ski fields are totally different, and we recommend you try all of them.
Here’s the scoop on Coronet Peak, Cardrona, and The Remarkables.
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Winter is over. Spring is almost done. But summer? Cardrona comes to life again in the depths of the sunshine months, as glistening peaks signal all kinds of fun to visitors and locals alike – you don’t need skis, snowboards or thick, warm clothes to enjoy New Zealand’s southern alps. All you need is time. How often do you take some for yourself and spend a day or seven seriously enjoying every twist, turn and adrenaline packed second?
Find out why New Zealand is the place to be in summer and join us for a Cardrona mountain biking adventure… or maybe you’re more of a golfer? It doesn’t matter, there’s something for everyone.
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You’ve been wanting to get away for a while now, to stretch your tired legs and breathe deeply of fresh, frosty air, with fresh snowflakes sticking to your cheeks and long, lithe skis strapped to your feet. You can’t stop thinking about a simple skication, researching destinations like Wanaka and Treble Cone, thinking one day… maybe next winter… well, next winter is here. You deserve a New Zealand ski holiday this year. While the land of the long white cloud lives up to its reputation as a white wonderland destination, it’s hard to beat one of our Treble Cone ski packages.
Why Treble Cone? You’re about to find out.
Continue reading 5 Reasons Treble Cone Ski Field Should Be the Place for Your Next New Zealand Ski Adventure
There’s nothing like the smell of snow on the air. Pristine, powdery and easily crushed, as clean skis slice through the freshly formed drifts and slip faster into a cutting speed. You’re ready for it. The action. The moment when you strap on your snow-boots for the first time this winter season, warm and roasty in your hired gear.
Before planning your next New Zealand ski holiday however, consider your options, needs and wants. Do you desire a destination where winter winds down later in the year? Do you crave a challenge, even if you need some help along the way? Do you like a laid-back getaway vibe, without battling a constant bustle of thrill-seekers? Yes? Mount Hutt is the place for you.
Unconvinced? We’ve covered the why’s in five short points.
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1. Closest ski field to Queenstown
You know you’re onto a good thing when you can get from the bright lights of our most popular resort town to the slopes in just 25 minutes. Less time on the road means you can squeeze the most out of every minute of your ski holiday.
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Internationally renowned as a prime destination for snow enthusiasts, here are five reasons to choose Cardrona for your New Zealand ski holiday.
1. The Chondola
The shiny new express chondola is the first of its kind in New Zealand. A combined lift with 8-person gondola cabins and 6-seater chairs, it’s the fastest way to get from the base area to the top of the mountain (under four minutes!). Perfect for speedy access to the extensive network of wide, open beginner trails.
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