Snow and ski holidays
Snow and ski holidays
With its backbone of majestic mountains and its acclaimed back country, Aotearoa offers a whole new level of adventure when the winter snow arrives - whether you're the most intrepid off-piste skier or a soft-thrills seeker more interested in apres-ski delights, there is an actual winter wonderland to be discovered.
West Coast

Scrambling through blue ice caves on Franz Josef glacier

With the crowds gone, now is the perfect time to explore a natural wonder on our doorstep - before it's too late.

Manawatū Whanganui

Tongariro: Why you should visit NZ's first National Park

Born from the extremes of a still-active volcanic history, Tongariro National Park is a year-round adventurers' destination.

Snow and ski holidays

New chairlift unlocks massive new southern ski area at Cardrona

The lift at the South Island skifield provides the first new major lift-accessed terrain to open in New Zealand in nearly 10 years.

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Explore our nation's past and natural wonders in a day at Waiuku

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Canterbury

How to have a spectacular white Christmas in New Zealand

Many Kiwis dream of one-day spending a white Christmas in Europe. But few realise you can do it here in New Zealand.

20/12/2020
Timaru

34 years after the avalanche a ski club is back on its feet

The new Tekapo Ski Club Lodge was officially opened back in its old homeland on Saturday.

21/11/2020
Back Your Backyard

Skifields humbled by local support as Covid-19 caused 'unbelievably' hard year

The 2020 ski season has been “extraordinarily difficult”, but operators are grateful to have been open at all.

9/10/2020
Snow and ski holidays

In the 'Ibiza of the Alps', ski season is on but apres-ski is cancelled

Iconic Tyrol in Austria is having to improvise to keep skiers happy following its recent second wave of cases.

7/10/2020
Snow and ski holidays

Climate change and Covid-19: The challenges facing NZ's club skifields

Generations of families have grown up skiing New Zealand's unique club fields. But can they survive warming temperatures and Covid-19?

3/10/2020
Back Your Backyard

Cardrona: A perfect time of year to hit the slopes

If you don’t mind the occasional Antarctic blast then Cardrona is great on, and off, the slopes.

30/9/2020
Back Your Backyard

Weather bomb fallout 'good news' for Ruapehu slopes says skifield

The lift operator on Mount Ruapehu’s ski fields is calling the snow forecast over the next few days “great news.”

29/9/2020
Snow and ski holidays

South Island snow 'absolutely brilliant' for ski areas

Fights in and out of Queenstown and Invercargill airports have resumed, and ski areas expect top spring conditions once the "weather bomb" storm clears.

28/9/2020