New Zealand is the perfect getaway destination for snowboarders and skiers. The country has amazing scenery and great snow that fits all levels of experience. The country is home to the Southern Alps, which run for hundreds of kilometers and boasts of world class fields. You will have an unforgettable experience skiing in the mountain ranges. To the north of the island stands Mount Ruapehu that is a spectacular sight and one of the tallest volcanoes.
Most ski fields are open in late June through early October and the facilities well maintained. There are different conditions for novice and expert skiers. There are also dedicated learning fields for beginners and remote snow plains for those who would like to gauge their skills.
Both the North and South islands have a variety of club and commercial fields. The major ski fields in the North Island are Taranaki, Turoa, Whakapapa, Manganui, Tukino and Mount Ruapehu. In the South Island, you will find Nelson Lakes, Canterbury, Mount Robert, Rainbow. Temple Basin, Mount Olympus, Mount Cheeseman, Porter Heights, Ohau and others.
After a long day sharpening your skiing skills at the snow plains, stop by the beautiful ski resort towns in the country. Both islands boast of world class hotels, restaurants and bars where you can enjoy local cuisine and traditional keg. If you fancy international fares, check into one of the major international hotel chains in the country.
A ski travel to New Zealand provides an unforgettable experience to skiers and snowboarders of all experiences.