If you like your skiing with Instagram-breaking views…

…look no further than New Zealand. The season here is slightly shorter than elsewhere but don't be fooled – dramatic vistas, diverse activities, fabulous food and friendly locals mean New Zealand’s ski holidays are a match for anywhere in the Northern Hemisphere. More than 25 resorts across the two islands offer great alpine terrain for all abilities, against a backdrop of beautiful ski towns, fabulous kiwi culture and stunning scenery.

New Zealand offers a wide range of off-slope outings, whether you’re looking for all-out adventure or pure relaxation. Get the adrenaline flowing with bungee jumping and jet boating or leave the flowing to the pinot noir in the Central Otago wine region.

Foodies will be spoilt for choice by the selection of restaurants while Queenstown boasts more than 40 bars in one square kilometre. And for those with real adventure in their soul, heli-skiing is an absolute must. Carve fresh lines through the powder on these longer, more remote runs and you’ll discover what really sets a New Zealand ski experience apart – the exhilarating and utterly intoxicating sense of freedom.

Check out some of our New Zealand highlights below…

 

 
 

 

OUR FAVOURITE REGIONS

QUEENSTOWN

 

Known as the adventure capital of the world…

Queenstown will keep your heart racing on and off the slopes. Situated close to two large ski fields - The Remarkables and Coronet Peak - Queenstown is not only the perfect location for snow adventures but also ideal for exploring some of the country's most impressive natural attractions, including the famous Milford Sound and stunning Mt Aspiring National Parks. Queenstown is one place where you’ll never be lost for things to do.

 
 
 

WANAKA

Wanaka is Queenstown's quieter sister…

… and the perfect base to explore the impressive mountains of the Southern Alps. It's the best of both worlds. You can get away from it all, or get amongst it; with world class cuisine, wineries and an array of festivals all hosted in this intimate lakeside village. Close to both Cardrona and Treble Cone ski resorts, Wanaka lends itself to a variety of snow adventures, as well as an exciting selection of activities right in the heart of nature.

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MT COOK

New Zealand's highest mountain…

Lies deep within the Alps on the west coast of the South Island; Aoraki Mt Cook, or the 'Cloud Piercer' as it is known to the Maori people. Permanently snow-covered and soaring up to 3,754 metres, the area is an adventure and skiing mecca, attracting everyone from sightseers to heli-skiers. Be it by air, water, 4x4, mountain bike or on foot; the way you choose to travel will define your experience as you explore this alpine amphitheatre, breathing in the fresh mountain air, there's truly an activity to satisfy all levels of adventure in this utopian mountain playground.

 

NEW ZEALAND SKI FIELDS

 
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CORONET PEAK

Just a hop, skip and a jump from downtown Queenstown, you will discover Coronet Peak. From perfectly groomed beginner runs up to off-piste steeps that roll gently down to the valley below, there's an adventure to be had for every skier in the group…

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THE REMARKABLES

Nestled in the famous mountain range of the same name, The Remarkables resort is made for family, fun, and freestyle, with a ski field that’s as rewarding for experienced powder hounds as it is welcoming for beginners…

 
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CARDRONA

If there is a resort in New Zealand that appeals to practically everyone, then Cardrona is it. From the first-time skier to speed demon and everyone in between, there’s something to make every skier feel like they’re at home in this progressive and comfortable mountain playground.

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TREBLE CONE

Some days, as you glide down the long groomers and easily accessed off-piste terrain at Treble Cone, you’d be forgiven for feeling like you’re skiing on a sunny island above the clouds when the valley fog rolls in and obscures the landscape below.


WHERE WE SLEEP

EICHARDT’S PRIVATE HOTEL

Queenstown, New Zealand

Eichardt’s Private Hotel is a Queenstown icon providing fine accommodation in seven luxurious Lake View Suites, four comfortably appointed Lakefront Apartments, The Residence and The Penthouse, all situated on premium lakefront positions in the heart of Queenstown.

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BLANKET BAY LODGE

Queenstown, New Zealand

Nestled amidst rugged snow capped peaks of the Southern Alps on the shores of Lake Wakatipu is New Zealand’s finest Lodge – Blanket Bay. Here the art of pure relaxation is celebrated. The Lodge at Blanket Bay sits within sprawling grounds on the bush-clad fringes of Lake Wakatipu. Built in the grand style of the finest alpine Lodges and finished with native New Zealand timber and stone, the Lodge is a sanctuary of comfort.

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CHALET NEW ZERMATT

Queenstown, New Zealand

With spectacular panoramic views over some of New Zealand's most iconic landmarks, this exclusive Chalet offers complete peace, tranquility and luxury unrivaled in the region. Reminiscent of European style and decorated with sleek and modern interiors, this exceptionally large chalet has every detail covered with 4 ensuite sized bedrooms, a bunk room, gym, sauna, outdoor spa, cinema, multiple firespaces, an internal lift and staff quarters. Luxury ski chalets literally don't get much better than this.

Up to 10 guests | 5 bedrooms | 5 bathrooms

AZUR LODGE

Queenstown, New Zealand

A distinctively contemporary Luxury Lodge with nine private villas located on a hilltop overlooking some of the most spectacular scenery in New Zealand. The best of both worlds - the feeling of privacy and remoteness and yet in five minutes be part of the local dynamic scene in downtown Queenstown.

Up to 3 guests 1 bedroom | 1 bathroom

HULBERT HOUSE

Queenstown, New Zealand

One of Queenstown’s original residences, Hulbert House is the personification of luxury. Hulbert House is a beautifully restored Victorian villa dating back to 1888. Steeped in authentic history, we bring you a distinctive combination of historic elegance and contemporary service. Regarded as one of the most beautiful luxury boutique lodges that Queenstown has to offer, Hulbert House provides both luxury accommodation in Queenstown and a luxury experience suitable for all discerning international and domestic travellers.

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LODGE AT THE HILLS

Queenstown, New Zealand

An impressive architectural masterpiece, Lodge at The Hills is an accommodation experience that boasts a stunning collection of paintings and sculpture curated by Sir Michael and Lady Christine. It is also home to the world renowned private sculpture park on The Hills golf course, featuring works by New Zealand and international artists. The lodge is a haven where guests can relax and indulge in a host of unique experiences not normally accessible in even the most luxurious establishments.

Up to 12 guests | 6 bedrooms | 6 bathrooms

MATAKAURI LODGE

Queenstown, New Zealand

Spectacularly located on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, Matakauri Lodge offers luxury lodges accommodation in Queenstown and looks out to a mesmerizing panorama of the big three; The Remarkables, Cecil and Walter Peak.

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THE REES HOTEL AND LUXURY APARTMENTS

Queenstown, New Zealand

Quiet, private and sophisticated, The Rees Hotel epitomises southern New Zealand hospitality on the shores of Lake Wakatipu. Boasting a spectacular alpine panorama of the Remarkable Mountain range, the Rees has a private beach and is home to the award-winning True South Dining Room; featuring a cellar that is regarded one of the best in New Zealand. Offering a variety of spacious and luxurious accommodation options from hotel rooms to lakeside terraces, their professional and friendly service will exceed the most discerning traveller's expectations.

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THE SPIRE HOTEL

Queenstown, New Zealand

Nestled in the heart of Queenstown, The Spire offers award winning luxury accommodation where genuine hospitality, serenity and style uniquely combine. Experience contemporary five-star facilities conveniently located within walking distance of Queenstown’s vibrant cultural scene, including shops, cafes, nightlife and four season lake and mountain resort activities.

Up to 2 guests per suite | 1 bedroom | 1 bathroom

THE VIEWS

Queenstown, New Zealand

Perched upon the North-East hillside of Lake Wakatipu, The Views captures the serenity of the calm waters and the grandeur of The Remarkables Range. Modern ambience is the tone, set by a slightly minimalistic interior, plush designer furniture, and floor-to-ceiling windows that frame the picturesque mountain views. The experience is private and intimate in this stunning three-bedroom luxury rental; with an outdoor hot tub, barbeque, alfresco dining area and lavishly outfitted bedrooms, each with a soaring mountain view.

Up to 6 guests | 3 bedrooms | 2 bathrooms

THE VIEWS ON EDINBURGH

Queenstown, New Zealand

Spacious and filled with light, this contemporary villa has been architecturally finished and constructed in an elevated position, perfect for gazing down on Lake Wakatipu and the surrounding ranges. Ideal for couples and families, you'll immediately feel a sense of relaxation as you absorb the different landscapes from each vantage point in the house. Complete with jacuzzi, cinema room, office and generously decorated bedrooms, you might find it difficult to leave when it's time for your daily dose of powder adventures.

Up to 8 guests | 4 bedrooms | 4 bathrooms

FAULKS TERRACE

Wanaka, New Zealand

Perfectly located within easy distance of central Wanaka, Faulks Terrace has dramatic views of Lake Wanaka and snow-capped mountains. With three super king bedrooms, two of which can be split, the layout is flexible according to the needs of your group and is spread over two levels with luxurious living areas and a cosy fireplace with thick woollen throws.

Up to 6 guests | 3 bedrooms | 2 bathrooms

MAHU WHENUA

Wanaka, New Zealand

Think total privacy, unforgettable experiences and exquisite food and wine in a setting which spans over 55,000 hectares of majestic beauty – towering mountains, lush green valleys, native bush, forests and meandering rivers.

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MINARET STATION

Wanaka, New Zealand

Located at the head of a stunningly picturesque glacial valley in the heart of the Southern Alps, Minaret Station Alpine Lodge is accessible only by helicopter. Minaret Station welcomes guests fortunate enough to experience this wilderness landscape to a level of comfort and style never before available in the New Zealand mountains.

Up to 2 guests per chalet | 1 bedroom | 1 bathroom

TIN TUB LODGE

Wanaka, New Zealand

Amazing views of Lake Wanaka and the rugged peaks of the Mt. Aspiring National Park are the first thing that greet you, as you enter the luxury lodge. Guests are invited to relax and unwind, soak up the amazing views, enjoy a drink and some home baking.

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WANAKA HAVEN

Wanaka, New Zealand

Wanaka Haven is just that. A tranquil and meticulously thought out retreat where you can enjoy the incredible beauty of New Zealand's South Island. Gourmet food and drinks, top of the range bedding, deep sofas and wide-open spaces accompanied by sensational hospitality. Fireplaces everywhere and access to their private connoisseurs’ wine and beer collection, Wanaka Haven sets itself apart from the rest with the highest environmental credentials attainable.

Up to 2 guests per room | 1 bedroom | 2 bathrooms

THE DACHA

Wanaka, New Zealand

A multi award-winning accommodation experience curtained by the stunning mountain landscape of Wanaka, The Dacha creates a luxury environment for guests to relax in front of schist clad fireplaces while enjoying the best of local organic produce, prepared by your own private chef. The Dacha is a six-bedroom masterpiece with high vaulted ceilings; complemented by The Lookout, which will quickly become the natural meeting spot for morning coffee and après afternoons.

Up to 14 guests | 6 bedrooms | 6 bathrooms

THE BANYA

Wanaka, New Zealand

Completely private from the main lodge, The Banya is The Dacha's luxurious stand-alone rustic cabin, with private veranda that feels like a secluded tree house - ideal for romantic getaways. Guests are also invited to enjoy The Dacha facilities, including The Lookout and spa.

Up to 2 guests | 1 bedroom | 1 bathroom

ONE SEVEN TWO

Wanaka, New Zealand

A state-of-the-art home with striking interiors and an inspiring selection of New Zealand art and furniture. One Seven Two is an architectural experience with open fireplaces, mountain views, hot tubs and an exceptional outdoor entertaining area - perfect for 3 couples or a group of friends with powder adventures in their sights.

Up to 6 guests | 3 bedrooms | 2.5 bathrooms

MT COOK LAKESIDE RETREAT

Mt Cook, New Zealand

Set in a forest wilderness overlooking the turquoise blue waters of Lake Pukaki, your villa is resting on the doorstep of the Aoraki Mt Cook National Park in the stunning Te Wahipounamu World Heritage Area. Nestled amongst the darkest skies in the world, your holiday will be truly redefined in this remote and expansive land where world-class wine and food accompanies your every move. The Mt Cook Retreat offers two villas and a homestead accommodating various group sizes with plush fireplaces and luxury linens. The onsite Fantail Spa is filled with light and reflects perfectly the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape while the Pukaki Cellar Observatory provides an astronomy experience not to be forgotten.

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LAKESTONE LODGE

Mt Cook, New Zealand

Positioned on the shores of Lake Pukaki, the Lakestone Lodge is privy to some of the most stunning views in the country, while also being hidden in some of the most remote and undisturbed parts of the world. This is a place where the outside world melts away into insignificance. Luxuriously appointed with an eye to sustainable living, each room has a separate shower and bathtub framed by a private window and viewpoint over the snowy peaks and crystal blue waters outside. Super-king beds adorned with huge soft pillows will ensure a blissful sleep after days spent exploring the Mt Cook region, and evenings spent in front of the fire with a glass of wine.

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