4 Awesome Snowboarding and Skiing Holiday destinations in New Zealand
A trip to New Zealand will not be complete unless you visit its great ski resorts and mountain ranges specially around the Queensland and Wanaka region.
If you are all set to check out the ski andsnowboarding holiday resorts of New Zealand, better start with these four great areas.
As the leading tour company in New Zealand for ski holidays, All Star Adventures brings visitors to each of these resorts and more throughout their well-known Powder Storming New Zealand Ski and Snowboard Tour. The company invites all skiers and snowboarders to experience this tour. All skill levels are invited!
Opened in 1947, the Coronet Peak is New Zealand’s first business ski field. A quick 20 minute travel from Queenstown will take you to one of New Zealand’s most well developed ski fields. It provides a number of terrain and is not as crowded as Remarkables. But that doesn’t suggest it’s not worth a visit.
It’s the home of the Queenstown Winter Festival and the New Zealand Winter Games. The fun doesn’t stop around this place because you can ski from morning (First Tracks) till night (Night Skiing). Here is a quick fact: the field boasts the country’s largest fully automated snowmaking system with 213 snow guns.
So you want to bring your family along? You’ll be glad to know that children aged six and younger gets day lift passes for nothing.
Visit Coronet Peak between 7th of June until 30th of September.
Situated in Otago, South Island of New Zealand is a tremendous mountain range and ski field referred to as the Remarkables. The ski area has three mountain bowls covering 540 acres with six lifts. The Remarkables has three terrain parks and a snow tubing park the kids will definitely appreciate. It covers 220 hectares of skiable area with various terrains meant for beginners to advanced skiers. The snowboard lessons are high quality that is going to make you feel confident. Expect a larger and much better vacation resort when it opens its doors on the 21st of June. It will feature a double snowmaking capacity, a broader car park and many more trails for newbies.
Cardrona Alpine Resort
Found at a very high altitude, it claims the most consistent snow condition in the Queensland-Wanaka region. It’s also the region’s second largest ski area — covering 345 hectares of dry, powdery snow and vast, groomed slopes. Cardrona Alpine Resort is known for a good assortment of terrain like: green runs for learners and varied blue runs for intermediate skiers. For novices, access the newly created Cardrona beginner’s slopes, accessible by using a state-of-the art “magic carpet” lifts. It provides seven terrain parks consisting of two half pipes, four parks as well as a gravity cross course – excellent for skiers and snowboarders who love terrain parks.
The resort opens on June 20.
Let’s talk about extremes. The Treble Cone has got the longest vertical rise at 4 kilometers as well as the region’s largest ski area at 550 hectares. Snowboarders and skiers will surely have fun with its field detailed with numerous chutes, bowls and drops. The terrain is extremely beautiful that the Austrian national ski team made it an off-season training ground. Never to be left behind, the place supplied large and well-groomed trails for beginners and intermediates alike.
The resort has some cool amenities including a free surface lift for first timers and a day’s worth of hiking to small terrain parks. Treble Cone will open on June 26.