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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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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When to Ski in New Zealand

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The skiing and snowboarding season begins in June and runs till October and the best times to ski are usually July and August outside of school holidays.  If you plan a vacation during the school holidays then it can get really busy and crowded as skiing is a popular activity in winter. The coldest months are June and July.  August is the peak time in which to ski as it’s when the Kiwis and Ozzies ski, and September and October offer...

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