Mount Olympus Ski Field

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 … Read moreMount Olympus Ski Field

Mt Cheeseman

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 … Read moreMt Cheeseman

Mt Lyford Alpine Resort Ski Area

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 … Read moreMt Lyford Alpine Resort Ski Area

Hanmer Springs Ski Area

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 … Read moreHanmer Springs Ski Area

Manganui Ski Area – Stratford Mountain Club

Ski Resort Manganui Ski Area is situated on Mount Taranaki in the western North Island, 4.5hrs drive from Auckland.  It is the only ski field on Taranaki and is a welcoming club field run by Stratford Mountain Club.   Facilities offered here include two natural half pipes, gentle slope for beginners, intermediate slopes and great … Read moreManganui Ski Area – Stratford Mountain Club

Snowboarding in New Zealand

Many people enjoy to Snowboard rather than ski and it’s a popular activity in New Zealand during the winter season. All New Zealand ski areas provide for snowboarding and you will often find more snowboarders than skiiers. The most popular places for snowboarding seems to be Wanaka, Cardrona and the Remarkables. Infact Wanaka is New … Read moreSnowboarding in New Zealand