New Zealand Destinations
Looking for a ski and snowboard adventure? You’ve come to the right place.
Crisp sunny days, frosty nights and reliable snowfall make for powder that’ll have skiers and boarders licking their lips. And less people means more chance for powder hounds (and bears) to get their fix! A Southern Hemisphere setting means the snow is falling when Europe and America are out of action. And New Zealand’s climate is unique: even when there’s snow on the mountains everything is lush and green below.
Anyone can ski New Zealand. Amongst the 26 ski areas there are great places for learning, while die-hard ski-bunnies are in for the ultimate treat – New Zealand is a Mecca for those who take things to the edge! You’ll find terrain parks, cross-country skiing and the option of getting off-piste. Heli skiing offers long deep-powder runs, dramatic descents and glaciers. Imagine the thrill of skiing untouched powder in some of the most incredible scenery on the planet!
Ski and snowboard New Zealand! With so much on offer, there’s nowhere else like it. Where else could you ski from June to November? Where else could you enjoy a relaxed lifestyle with top-class facilities? Brown Bear reckons you’ve got to try it to believe it!
Auckland [North Island] The biggest and most cosmopolitan city in the nation, Auckland is situated between sparkling harbours and wrapped around rolling volcanic hills.
Central North Island [North Island] A totally unique place to ski or board, the Central North Island is shaped by thousands of years of volcanic activity.
Taranaki [North Island] The lush, green region on the west coast of the North Island is dominated by Mount Taranaki, a perfect cone-shaped mountain.
Nelson [South Island] Known for its sunshine and natural beauty, Nelson is perfect for outdoor pursuits from skydiving to sea kayaking and hiking.
Canterbury [South Island] From the ocean to the Southern Alps, Canterbury is big in scale, offering wide open spaces and adventure galore.
Mackenzie [South Island] Mackenzie is a dramatic region encompassing rolling hills, ice-blue lakes and mountains, including Aoraki (AKA Mount Cook), New Zealand’s highest.
Southern Lakes [South Island] This is the ultimate adventure capital! Ski or board world-class slopes against a backdrop of blue lakes, then get your kicks bungy jumping, skydiving or jet!
Other New Zealand Destinations Mix up your itinerary by visiting other parts of New Zealand in between mountain days!