A 2017 Guide To All South Island New Zealand Ski Resorts

A 2017 Guide To All South Island New Zealand Ski Resorts

There's a chill in the air and a dusting of snow on the mountains here in Queenstown, which means one thing - WINTER IS COMING!

New Zealand ski resorts will start opening in June. That's next month people! So it's time to dig your skis and snowboards out from the back of the shed.

If you haven't already planned your winter getaway and are thinking of skiing or snowboarding in New Zealand's south island, here's a great infographic from NZ Ski Packages. It gives a snapshot of all of the ski resorts in the south island including lift pass prices and the number of lifts. 

Check out our skiing and snowboarding guides for Coronet Peak and The Remarkables for detailed information on ski resorts in Queenstown. If you're time poor, there are plenty of NZ skiing packages available which bundle together accommodation, ski lift passes, rental gear and flights if you need them. Alternatively, put together a DIY ski holiday! Our resources page is a great place to start.

And if you're not sure what to pack for your ski holiday, check out our packing list to see what's inside our snowboard bag!

So....where are you heading this winter? Let me know in the comments below!


Jen spends most of her time following Mick around the mountain, often unintentionally off jumps and cliff drops. Currently on a mission to prove that you’re never too old to try freestyle. Aside from snowboarding, a little obsessed about tattoos, CrossFit, saving animals, learning to play the guitar and clean eating. Web designer and digital marketing nerd.