For many, thinking about New Zealand conjures up images of beautiful scenery and the perfect climate. Its picturesque beauty and awe-inspiring landscape are the main reason people choose New Zealand as their vacation destination. There are also a multitude of exciting things to do there, but if you’re looking for a great place to get the most out of those cold, cold winter months, then consider a New Zealand Ski Holiday.
The fact is skiing in New Zealand has become a true international pastime, with a ski season that runs for five months, from June to October. No matter what your level of skill you can find the ideal slope – from gentle rises for the first timers, to the dare devil twists, turns and dives for the more experienced. Imagine plunging down a tightly packed slope with an incredible lake and mountain view surrounding you on all sides.
On the South Island, you will find the New Zealand ski resorts are top of the line, with awesome facilities for both your on and off slope enjoyment. Since the resorts are situated up high in the Southern Alps they tend to open much earlier in the season than other areas. Many are just a short driving distance from the Queenstown International Airport. This means you can jump off your plane and jump on the slopes in practically no time at all.
The nearby towns of Queenstown, Lake Wanaka, MacKenzie, Methven and Christchurch can have you situated so that you can easily access any of the slopes whenever you are ready. With so many areas to choose from there’s sure to be a location that meets all your needs and still fits within your budget.
If you find yourself in the region of the major cities of Auckland or Wellington for your New Zealand ski holiday, you will find plenty of ski resorts there too. The most popular slopes are those at Whakapapa on Mt. Ruappehu, and there is a choice of ski resorts to accommodate you at Whakapapa Village nearby, where they will certainly make you feel at home.
Travelling to the North Island for your ski holiday does need a little extra care and planning. The ski slopes are not as plentiful as they are on the South Island, so it would be a good idea to make your arrangements well in advance, as many resorts have limited accommodation.2>Off the slop2>
In addition to its awesome ski slopes New Zealand offers plenty of other exciting sights and activities to keep you busy, such as glowworm caves, active geysers, dramatic mountains, helicopter flights and hot air ballooning, as well as a range of brilliant cultural and historical attractions waiting to be experienced. Whatever you choose to do, there is the ideal spot for you and your family to get the best out of a New Zealand vacation.
Sure Thing Snow Travel can help you plan a fabulous New Zealand ski holiday, with a package including flights, accommodation, transfers, and lifts tailored to your specific needs.
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