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New Zealand Ski Resort

New Zealand Ski Resorts

New Zealand’s Southern Alps offers a few very good boarding and skiing opportunities with 5 hundred kilometers of ranges of mountains separating the South Island from south to north similar to a spine.

Most of the commercial-grade ski fields are located in the tourist-resort town of Queenstown which is situated on Lake Wakatipu’s shores and is more suitable to the Swiss Alps than antipodal lands.

Within driving range of Queenstown are 4 commercial fields. Coronet Peak and the Remarkables are mutually in the New Zealand Ski group of resorts with Mt Hutt in the South Island’s northern side near the Christchurch region in Canterbury.


Coronet Peak is over two hundred acres of ski-able area and is about twenty five minutes from the city. It is a very popular spot for the locals, so anticipate crowds in the early morning just before everybody goes to work.


It has the lowest elevation at over a thousand meters so snowfall is not as abundant as everywhere else, but a snowmaking system worth millions dollars equipped with over two hundred guns guarantees snow throughout the entire season. Recently, management invested twenty million in the main lodge to produce a more efficient experience of service with bigger dining facilities, conference halls, and a deck which is heated.


If you are able to survive the precariously winding slip road to the 220 hectares of The Remarkables, you will be paid back with striking alpine scenes and an offbeat ski field that is home to The Stash of Burton, a natural piece of land run with eco obstructions.


The passage here is steep among beginner, intermediate, and advanced skiers, and campaigns are more scant, but the road home allows you to unfold at 1.5 kilometers.

Cardrona lies between Wanaka and Queenstown in the Crown Ranges.


The FIS World Cup for snowboarding is hosted here and it has first class catering services with juice bar, sushi bar, cafeteria, and pizza bar.


The day care facilities and ski schools are the best in the nation and the resort is preferred by snowboarders for its 3-terrain parks. Cardrona is made up of over three hundred hectares of land and is just one of the few ski resorts in New Zealand where staying on the mountain is allowed.
Opposite Cardrona is Snow Park is and it is a worldwide recognized terrain resort park with a permanent super pipe, quarter pipe, triple jump line, and 40 jumps and rails. There are facilities for novices, accommodation and restaurant village, and a bar on-mountain.
The South Island’s Canterbury Region is situated around Christchurch City. Privately run Kiwi club fields are open to the public. Do not expect world class service though. What they normally offer to their visitors are a chores board, a bunk bed, and really cheap lift passes with admittance to a few magnificent big mountain terrains.
Glen Plake, Seth Morrison, and their comrades ski at Craigieburn’s steep and deep on a regular basis. Temple Basin, Broken River, Cheeseman, and Porters, all deserve a look.



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