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 trips are a match for anywhere in the Northern Hemisphere. And for those looking to explore New Zealand’s endless terrain, 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.
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Heli-skiing and lunch on top of a mountain with nobody for miles around are memories that will stay with me forever! That and running around Lake Wanaka at sundown with clear skies – might be the best running trail I’ve ever been on - thanks Mabey Ski.
The most personalised trip I’ve ever been on. I would never have thought of a day’s wine tasting on a ski holiday but it turns out it’s the perfect way to rest your legs in the middle of a week of skiing!
Mabey Ski has an exceptional eye for detail and no request was considered too difficult. There were so many personal touches, and I loved too that we were fitted for skis and boots in our own apartment – it really took away the stress of it all!
We booked our honeymoon to New Zealand through Nickie at Mabey Ski. After just one chat she really got us, and suggested perfect options to match our preferred holiday style. I haven’t experienced this level of personalisation before. Nickie really understood our needs – fine wine, fine food and plenty of relaxing in idyllic settings amongst all the skiing!
A super easy, well-informed planning phase, with ideas suggested – never forced. We’re two active guys who were keen to explore the outback of New Zealand. We fitted in plenty of skiing and après ski, and on our days off we managed to hike and run trails in some of the most beautiful scenery. All made possible by recommendations and planning ahead.
It was our first time in New Zealand and any expectations (which were already high) were exceeded. We received lots of insightful information around activities we had in mind as well as new ideas and suggestions. The perfect balance of inspiration alongside practical, efficient support. Hands down one of the best trips we’ve ever been on!
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