Country Information

Capital: Wellington

Time zone: GMT +12

Currency: New Zealand Dollar

Language: English (of a sort!)

Access: Most international flights will take you to Auckland on the North Island, though a few fly in to Christchurch on the South Island. From the UK, you can fly either via Asia or the US.

Ski Season: From June through until October.

Largest Ski Resorts: Whakapapa, Turoa, Coronet Peak, Remarkables, Treble Cone, Cardrona & Mt. Hutt

Beyond the skiing: New Zealand is not short of things to see and do, even during the winter. Different Snow can create tailor-made itineraries. mixing the principal sights and experiences with the skiing. See here for some sample itineraries »

Duration: two weeks

This itinerary maximises your time in the ski fields of the Southern Alps - Treble Cone, Cardrona, Coronet Peak and The Remarkables. You base yourself in both Queenstown (7 nights) and Wanaka (5 nights) and use the ski shuttle services to get to the mountains.

A full day excursion to Milford Sound or Doubtful Sound is included and, en route home, you could break the journey wherever you like, inside or outside of New Zealand.

Day 1

Arrive in Queenstown airport and transfer to your hotel in the town.

Days 2 - 6

Five days in Queenstown. Ski the two nearest ski fields - The Remarkables and Coronet Peak - and also spend time exploring the town and it;s many attractions.

Day 7

Full day excursion to either Milford Sound or Doubtful Sound.

Day 8

Transfer over to Wanaka and settle in to your accommodation in this quieter lakeside town.

Days 9 - 12

Four days skiing in either Cardrona or Treble Cone, the two ski fields closest to Wanaka. If you want to include in some heli-skiing, this is your opportunity.

Day 13

Transfer back to Queenstown Airport, ready for your flights home. These could take you out via Auckland, Christchurch or Australia and it is possible to spend time in either.

It all depends quite how much luxury you feel you need (or deserve!) and prices can vary hugely depending on the accommodation selected. As a guide, prices for this itinerary would begin at circa £1,720 per person, which would include accommodation, ski passes, transfers and excursions as featured in the day-by-day itinerary.

This indicative cost does not include international flights from the UK or elsewhere, which Different Snow can also arrange for you be it the UK or elsewhere. By keeping it all within one package, all your travel arrangements are protected i.e. Different Snow would be responsible for the operation of the entire tailor-made package. If you buy your flights separately, that’s no problem but it then becomes your responsibility to get to and from New Zealand at the appointed hour. Different Snow have access to excellent fares on most airlines, at least as good as those you’ll find on the internet.

1. Get in touch with Different Snow

Whether you wish to plan your trip around one of these sample itineraries or you have other ideas, simply get in touch by phone or online. If using our online form, ideally we would like to still try get in contact with you by phone to discuss your requirements, but this is not essential.

2. Let us create a bespoke itinerary

We have the first-hand knowledge, travel industry experience and local contacts required to put your plans into action. We can answer your questions, offer suggestions and advice to suit your tastes and budget. We will carefully design your trip, creating a detailed itinerary which you will receive via email. We can then refine it until you are completely happy.

3. Confirm the arrangements with us

Once you are satisfied with all the arrangements, we ask you to complete a booking form and pay a deposit to secure your trip. Everything is secured once you receive our confirmation invoice. Even after booking, you’ll undoubtedly think of more questions. Feel free to call us at any time!

4. We'll send you your travel documents

Approximately three weeks before travel you will receive your travel documents. We will also provide additional information, such as restaurant recommendations, cultural notes, packing lists and one or two home-spun guides - created through our personal experience.

5. Tell your friends about Different Snow

It is important to us that your holiday exceeds your expectations! Different Snow will continue to grow through personal recommendations and word of mouth and, therefore, it is essential to us that you have a great holiday. We want you to travel with us again. Once you've returned we want to hear all about it and we'll certainly encourage you to tell all your friends!


Day 1

Arrive in Queenstown airport and transfer to your hotel in the town.

Days 2 - 6

Five days in Queenstown. Ski the two nearest ski fields - The Remarkables and Coronet Peak - and also spend time exploring the town and it;s many attractions.

Day 7

Full day excursion to either Milford Sound or Doubtful Sound.

Day 8

Transfer over to Wanaka and settle in to your accommodation in this quieter lakeside town.

Days 9 - 12

Four days skiing in either Cardrona or Treble Cone, the two ski fields closest to Wanaka. If you want to include in some heli-skiing, this is your opportunity.

Day 13

Transfer back to Queenstown Airport, ready for your flights home. These could take you out via Auckland, Christchurch or Australia and it is possible to spend time in either.

It all depends quite how much luxury you feel you need (or deserve!) and prices can vary hugely depending on the accommodation selected. As a guide, prices for this itinerary would begin at circa £1,720 per person, which would include accommodation, ski passes, transfers and excursions as featured in the day-by-day itinerary.

This indicative cost does not include international flights from the UK or elsewhere, which Different Snow can also arrange for you be it the UK or elsewhere. By keeping it all within one package, all your travel arrangements are protected i.e. Different Snow would be responsible for the operation of the entire tailor-made package. If you buy your flights separately, that’s no problem but it then becomes your responsibility to get to and from New Zealand at the appointed hour. Different Snow have access to excellent fares on most airlines, at least as good as those you’ll find on the internet.

1. Get in touch with Different Snow

Whether you wish to plan your trip around one of these sample itineraries or you have other ideas, simply get in touch by phone or online. If using our online form, ideally we would like to still try get in contact with you by phone to discuss your requirements, but this is not essential.

2. Let us create a bespoke itinerary

We have the first-hand knowledge, travel industry experience and local contacts required to put your plans into action. We can answer your questions, offer suggestions and advice to suit your tastes and budget. We will carefully design your trip, creating a detailed itinerary which you will receive via email. We can then refine it until you are completely happy.

3. Confirm the arrangements with us

Once you are satisfied with all the arrangements, we ask you to complete a booking form and pay a deposit to secure your trip. Everything is secured once you receive our confirmation invoice. Even after booking, you’ll undoubtedly think of more questions. Feel free to call us at any time!

4. We'll send you your travel documents

Approximately three weeks before travel you will receive your travel documents. We will also provide additional information, such as restaurant recommendations, cultural notes, packing lists and one or two home-spun guides - created through our personal experience.

5. Tell your friends about Different Snow

It is important to us that your holiday exceeds your expectations! Different Snow will continue to grow through personal recommendations and word of mouth and, therefore, it is essential to us that you have a great holiday. We want you to travel with us again. Once you've returned we want to hear all about it and we'll certainly encourage you to tell all your friends!

Country Information

Capital: Wellington

Time zone: GMT +12

Currency: New Zealand Dollar

Language: English (of a sort!)

Access: Most international flights will take you to Auckland on the North Island, though a few fly in to Christchurch on the South Island. From the UK, you can fly either via Asia or the US.

Ski Season: From June through until October.

Largest Ski Resorts: Whakapapa, Turoa, Coronet Peak, Remarkables, Treble Cone, Cardrona & Mt. Hutt

Beyond the skiing: New Zealand is not short of things to see and do, even during the winter. Different Snow can create tailor-made itineraries. mixing the principal sights and experiences with the skiing. See here for some sample itineraries »