7
days

South Island Snow Safari

Welcome to New Zealand's ultimate guided ski and snowboard tour – hit 6 different mountains over 7 days with expert guides to show you the best runs and powder-stashes.

Christchurch, Mt Hutt, Ohau, Treble Cone, Cardrona, Queenstown, Lake Tekapo Hot Pools, Coronet Peak, The Remarkables

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Itinerary

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1
Christchurch to Mt Hutt

‘Haere Mai’ … Welcome to New Zealand!

Your tour begins bright and early so you can enjoy a full day on the slopes. Located high in the Southern Alps, Centerbury's Mt Hutt Ski Field receives some of the lightest and driest power in Australasia. This large mountain has a lot of skiable hectares of great terrain suitable for all levels. Conditions permitting there is also back-country skiing down North Peak with a helicopter pick-up.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: YHA Travellers Lodge 1 Night (or similar)

2
The Ohau Snow Fields

Today travel to the beautiful Lake Ohau, located between Christchurch and Queenstown in the foothills of New Zealand's Southern Alps. The Ohau Snow Fields offer exquisite dry powder and get you off the beaten track to experience the outstandingly beautiful yet stark landscape, some of the most spectacular mountain views in New Zealand and the awesome range of ski fields available on the South Island.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Ohau Lodge 1 Night (or similar)

3
Treble Cone

Treble Cone lies within the heart of the Southern Alps and offers stunning views across the beautiful lakeside town of Wanaka. The largest ski area on the South Island, spread over three large basins, there's plenty of exhilarating skiing and boarding terrain for all abilities. Renowned for dry power and its spectacular views over Lake Wanaka and Mount Aspiring, its location means reliable snow conditions as well as protection from the cold southerly winds.

In the evening, Wanaka is an après-ski haven, with endless choices of places to dine, drink and dance the night away.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: YHA Travellers Lodge 1 Night (or similar)

4
Cardrona Alpine Resort

Cardrona Alpine Resort is known among snow-lovers for inspiring terrain and dry natural snow. With 320 hectares of wide, undulating trails, open slopes, steep chutes and awesome terrain parks, there's something for everyone. Most of the mountain is serviced by chair lifts so access is easy and queues are rare. If you want to take a break from the slopes there's plenty of cozy cafes where you can warm up.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Haka Lodge 3 Nights (or similar)

5
Queenstown - The Adventure Capital of the World

Catch your breath and spend the day exploring Queenstown. Known as 'the adventure capital of the world' there's no shortage of exciting things to do - take it up a notch and go heli-skiing, or if you prefer to relax today, take a trip to stunning Milford Sound, the eighth wonder of the world.

Recommended Queenstown excursions:

Routeburn Track Guided Day Walk Explore Historic Arrowtown Highest Bungy Jump
Wine Tasting Tour Central Otago Biking Skippers Canyon Round at Millbrook Golf Resort
TSS Earnslaw Steamboat Cruise Dart River Jetboat Safari Gibbston Valley Wine Trail
 

Meals: Breakfast

6
Coronet Peak

Coronet Peak is the oldest and most developed ski area on the South Island. Coronet Peak spread across a broad mountain, the wide field offers an astounding variety of runs for all abilities, and some of the best on-field facilities around. Exclusive night skiing is available on Friday and Saturdays until 10pm and as the sun sinks slowing in the West, the lights come on and the fun begins.

Meals: Breakfast

7
The Remarkables | Homewardbound

Today experience the wide open trails, native Keas (the only alpine parrot in the world), powder snow, spectacular views, sun-drenched terrain and unforgettable runs of The Remarkables. There's terrain here like you've never seen before and some of the longest off-piste (off-trail) runs around. The Remarks, as they're known to the locals, are set in a vast natural amphitheater, high in the rugged ranges on the Eastern end of Lake Wakatipu, which allows for a long, reliable season. 

We ski / board until mid-afternoon when we make the journey back to Christchurch where your tour concludes. You have the option of booking extra nights accommodation in Christchurch or Queenstown post-tour.

Meals: Breakfast