New Zealand Ski Resorts Comparison
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New Zealand Ski Resorts Comparison

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The table below provides you with a comparison of all the ski resorts in New Zealand. Using the information provided you can compare New Zealand ski resorts based on key attributes such as ski resort Terrain, Number of Lifts, Prices and facilities provided. You can click on a New Zealand ski resort in the table to find out more about the ski resort. Ski Resort Terrain Number of Lifts Prices Facilities North Island – Manganui Ski...

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Snow Farm Ski Area

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Ski Resort Snow Farm is a 37km drive from Wanaka offering first-class cross-country skiing. With 55 km of groomed trails, Snow Farm has some of the top cross-country skiing principles in the Southern Hemisphere. There are trails and ski packages to suit all abilities and ages. Some of the facilities offered here include tubing, sledding and snowshoeing. Snow Farm has superb views and on field accommodation is provided in a very large...

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Treble Cone Ski Area

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Ski Resort Treble Cone is the biggest ski area in the South Island of New Zealand and is the winner of the Peoples Choice New Zealand Ski Area Service Award 2006. It has the highest vertical drop in South Island at 700 metres and stunning views across over Lake Wanaka and Mt Aspiring. Treble Cone continues to keep improving its facilities for instance, in 2008 there were major developments to improve trails in the Saddle Basin as well...

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Snow Park NZ

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Ski Resort Snow Park is situated in the beautiful Southern Alps of New Zealand. It is a freestyle paradise for snowboarders and skiers opened in 2002. The Park features include two superpipes, a quarterpipe, more than 40 rails, hits and jumps and more, Snow Park has something for everybody. There is a designated area for beginner’s skiers called ‘Half Pint Park’ designed to help riders development into the freestyle world...

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Cardrona Alpine Resort

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Ski Resort Cardrona Alpine Resort is situated between Wanaka and Queenstown in the South Island of New Zealand. It offers a comfortable and friendly ski and snowboard resort with plenty of wide open spaces, avoiding congestion. The resort is suitable for all abilities and ages including families, freeriders, teenagers, kids and senior citizens. There is a designated area for beginners, wide open groomed slopes for intermediates,...

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The Remarkables Ski Area

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Ski Resort Situated on New Zealand’s South Island, the Remarkables Alpine Park is one of Queenstown’s impressive ski fields, a 45-minute drive from Queenstown. It is regarded as the best place to learn to ski for adults and children. Driving up to the Remarkables some may find the road a little daunting, however the good thing about it are the amazing views wherever you look. It has 3 terrain parks with enough hits and...

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Coronet Peak Ski Area

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Ski Resort Coronet Peak is New Zealand’s premier and most popular ski resort. It is a 25 minute drive from Queenstown along sealed roads. Seasons run approx mid June to early October, opening from 9am – 4pm. Coronet Peak is suited to all levels offering beginner to advanced slopes. Coronet Peak has 280 hectares of terrain accessible via a six seater express chair, an express quad, a double chair and T-bar. There is a designated...

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Roundhill Ski Area

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Ski Resort Roundhill Ski Area is located in the heart of the Mackenzie Country where you can enjoy stunning views of Mount Cook, Lake Tekapo and the Mackenzie Basin. Roundhill Ski field is suitable for families, beginners and intermediate skiers, school groups and training ski teams. With the all new terrain park the ski field has started to attract younger people, however the existing terrain is still there for mums, dads and kids to...

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Ohau Snow Fields

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Ski Resort Ohau is a commercial ski field situated in Mackenzie country, Canterbury in the South Island of New Zealand. The terrain is inside a big basin and there is a 20 min hike up to the ridge from the top of the lift. You get magnificent views of beautiful snow capped mountains of the Southern Alps once at the top. Ohau is suitable for all levels and facilities offered to suit everyone for instance for beginners there’s the easy...

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Mount Dobson Ski Area

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Ski Resort Mount Dobson is a commercial activity not a club field, well-known for dry powder and fantastic views with the highest base facilities in New Zealand. It has wide open sunny slopes and once you have finished your runs, you can ride the Triple Chairlift back to the top. Mt Dobson Ski Area suits all levels from first timers to advance. The 3 kilometer wide field has a T-bar lift and New Zealand’s largest beginners area. The...

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Temple Basin Ski Area

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Ski Resort Temple Basin is a tall alpine club field in the heart of a national park, surrounded by wonderful mountains. It is a favourite ski resort among snowboarders because of its excellent 320 hectares of terrain including basins, chutes and natural half pipes, accessible via 3 rope tows and some hiking along the ridges. Temple Basin is suitable for skiers and boarders of all abilities from beginners to advance. Night skiing is...

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Porter Heights Ski Area

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Ski Resort Porter Heights Ski Area is the closest ski area to Christchurch – the first thing that will hit you is the steepness of the slopes, with the highest lifted point to 1980 metres. You get some stunning views of the Southern Alps with Lake Coleridge sparkling below. There have been some fantastic mountain improvements in 2007 and 2008 including the new modern café and bar, the new ‘Ski-Mat’ carpet lift is also a popular...

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Mount Olympus Ski Field

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Ski Resort Mt Olympus is one and half hours from Christchurch. It is a club field on New Zealand’s Craigieburn range set deep in the Ryton Valley. It offers incredible and uncrowded terrain in a back-country setting which gives it that middle of nowhere feeling. The ski area is a large south-facing bowl which captures some of the most excellent southerly powder in Canterbury. On field accommodation is provided at the Top Hut Lodge and...

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Mt Cheeseman

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Ski Resort Mt Cheeseman is the first ski club to be established in the south island and is the second closest ski area to Christchurch just 1 hours drive from Methven Mt Hutt Village. The club became know as Cheeseman although infact the current ski field was on Mount Cockayne in the Craigieburn range 111km west of Christchurch. Mt Cheeseman is a club field with open rolling terrain, T-bars, groomed runs and a new day lodge up on the...

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HeliPark New Zealand

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Ski Resort HeliPark is based at Mt.Potts Lodge, south of Christchurch and is heli-accessed free skiing and riding in 350 hectares of unbelievable backcountry terrain. There are steep faces, chutes, rocks to drop off, cornices, wide open powder bowls and gullies. HeliPark is an environment for free-skiers and rider to train or play. There are no lifts, only one helicopter that departs from Mt.Potts Lodge and flies all day, dropping...

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Craigieburn Valley Ski Club

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Ski Resort Craigieburn is New Zealand’s biggest off-piste alpine playground and is more suitable for strong, skilled and adventurous skiers. The skiing and snowboarding here is wild with Steep narrow chutes, wide open powder bowls or simply a place to relax in the breath-taking landscape of the Craigieburn Range. Craigieburn is 100% natural which means there is no snowmaking on this field. There is no beginners terrain only...

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Mt Lyford Alpine Resort Ski Area

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Ski Resort Mount Lyford is a 2hrs drive from Christchurch. 2WD may need chains fitted. Mt Lyford has a good balance of terrain for all abilities including a lot of natural hits for snowboarders and freeriders and a large variety of learner and intermediate terrain. Some of the facilities offered here include equipment hire, snowsports school offering group and private lessons, cafe, tubing area, shuttle service, on site accommodation,...

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Hanmer Springs Ski Area

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Ski Resort Hanmer springs is a small friendly club ski field with groomed trails and on field backpacker accommodation costing $25 per night. Hanmer springs offers 52 hectares of great terrain for both skiing and snowboarding. The field is open from during July – September depending on snow fall. Hanmer springs is located about 155km from Christchurch. Ski and snowboard hire equipment is available on the field as well as Food...

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Rainbow Ski Area, Nelson

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Ski Resort Rainbows ski area has been voted New Zealand’s best and most beautiful ski field. It is less than 2 hours drive from Nelson or Blenheim and the closest town is St Arnaud. The views from the top of the mountain are stunning. Spacious, uncrowded slopes and groomed trails offer excellent terrain suitable for novice and intermediate skiers and snowboarders, while advanced skiers can enjoy the high powder runs and chutes. For...

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Tukino Ski Area

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Ski Resort Tukino ski field is on the eastern side of Mt Ruapehu and is accessible by 4WD from the Desert Road. Tukino is a small club-run field which operates rope tows only. Tukino offers the only one of its kind blend of exciting activity without the crowds and a very family friendly atmosphere. It’s a great place for skiers and snowboarder plus its sheltered from current winds, which means even on a cloudy day the fields are still...

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