New Zealand is a country with some amazing peaks and mountains and when winter arrives becomes a top destination for skiers and snowboarders to hit the slopes.

There’s a good number (20+) of club owned and commercially operated ski areas to choose from and with a comparatively long ski season that runs from late June to late October, it gives skiers plenty of time to give a few of them a go.

To get you started, we’ve put together this comprehensive skiing guide to give you a good idea of what’s on offer.

Located 3 hours’ drive from Christchurch, Tekapo is an awesome place to head during the winter months. The nearby ski fields are used by a number of international teams for training but Tekapo is a great place for skiers and non-skiers alike. Walkers have access to some amazing tracks and trails and the views are simply stunning.

Best Ski Fields in New Zealand

With over 20+ ski areas in New Zealand, you’re really spoilt for choice as far as options go. In some ways, you can do no wrong as there are no real bad apples on the tree, but there are choices that are more suitable given your interest and ability of you and your travelling ensemble.

You can read more about all the ski fields featured below in our blog.

The selection below includes a mix of the popular and family-friendly to the off-piste and alpine.

Best places to stay when skiing in New Zealand

Your ski trip will take you to some amazing places in New Zealand and there are some equally amazing places to stay! You’ll all have slightly different needs and requirements from your accommodation so we’ve put together a list featuring a range of different options from the modest to the plush.

New Zealand's Most Spectacular Ski Fields

With some of the best skiing in the Southern Hemisphere located right here in New Zealand, it’s perhaps no surprise that we have some of the world’s most spectacular ski fields located on both of our beautiful islands. Whilst we might not have the majesty of the French Alps or the scale of the America Rockies, what we lack in size we more than make up for in spectacular views and stunning scenery. A day on the slopes here in New Zealand is about more than just the skiing. Get your cameras at the ready when you ski in New Zealand and check out some of these spectacular views.

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