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‘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)

This charming house has been converted into a homely travellers lodge and is situated in central Christchurch. Giving you the opportunity to explore the city, Botanical Gardens and Avon River.

YHA Christchurch



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)


Lake Ohau is off the beaten track and that is how we like it. It’s a kiwi thing. One of those secret places you like to keep to yourself! Lake Ohau Lodge is nestled against the hills and looks over the lake to Aoraki Mt Cook with superb views of the magnificent surrounding mountains.

Lake Ohau Lodge



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)

Offering uninterrupted views of stunning Lake Wanaka and the famed Southern Alps, the YHA Travellers Lodge in Wanaka is the best choice for quality budget accommodation with a 4 Star Qualmark rating. They have a great range of facilities to make your stay enjoyable and comfortable beds after long days exploring. With a fantastic kitchen, relaxing dining area, pool table and deck to enjoy.
YHA Wanaka is a home away from home.



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 at Cardrona 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)


Just around the corner of Shotover street, the fully modernised and in 2013 refurbished Haka Lodge Queenstown offers high-scale but low budget accommodation. Private rooms and an apartment are available, as are premium dormitory bunk beds with good mattresses. Next to this, the Haka Lodge ensures lots of comfort for guests by having multiple bathrooms, kitchens, lounges, TVs, free Wi-Fi and more, free to use.


QUEENSTOWN: Après-ski Party Town!

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 Day Walk Highest Bungy Jump Explore Arrowtown

Wine Tasting Central Otago      

Biking Skippers Canyon       Round at Millbrook Golf Resort
Earnslaw Steamboat Cruise   Dart River Jetboat Safari      

Gibbston Valley Wine Trail

Meals: Breakfast



The Remarkables Ski Field

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. 




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.

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

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What Judith says about this tour: What better way to spend a week in the South Island's ski fields than this fully guided, transferred and planned snow safari. If you're high on energy and looking for adventure, I highly recommend this epic six mountain adventure.
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