Packed into only these two islands the sheer amount of skiing and snowboarding on offer is rather mind-boggling. So having accepted that you are the type of person who’d consider travelling half-way around the world for an extra ski holiday, let's consider how you justify the trip…
The larger ski resorts we feature have state-of-the-art facilities, effective snowmaking capacity, high-tech snow grooming, and in-resort services which are second-to-none.
The ski mountains may be a little bijou by European standards, but with wide-open bowls, gentle slopes for nervous first-time skiers and some pretty gnarly off-piste skiing for the more adventurous amongst you, then the end-product certainly packs a punch!
Subtract the price of the flights and you’ll find that skiing in New Zealand is wonderfully affordable. And more often than not the currency exchange can work in our favour meaning, on a day-by-day basis, outstanding value can be expected.
Unlike Europe, heli-skiing here is not for the sole preserve of rich folks or pro-skiers.
The landscapes and scenery are simply out of this world. There are no superlatives adequate and you certainly don’t need a Hobbit to tell you so! Then there is the food and the wine – Kiwis have every reason to be proud of both. You’ll also be able to mix up your skiing or boarding with other activities, from bungy jumping to wine tasting to jet boating to sailing to spas to...
There’s no culture shock or unexpected surprises to contend with in New Zealand. Get the long journey over with and you find yourself in an idealised home-away-from-home. If only home was this good!