South Island

No. of Resorts

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Resorts in South Island

Cardrona

Cardrona is renowned for its wide-open terrain and world-class terrain parks and pipes. The perfect resort for beginners and intermediates with plenty of long, wide, gentle slopes. Do not fear, Cardrona has lots on offer for advanced riders too and it is an off-piste playground on a powder day. Cardrona is a great choice for families with childcare facilities and an excellent ski school. Its within easy reach of Wanaka and an hour from Queenstown.

Beginner 20%
Intermediate 25%
Advanced/Expert 55%
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Mt Cook

Mount Cook heliski has the largest area of skiable terrain and encompasses the highest peaks and overall best potential mix of terrain in NZ. Mount Cook Heliski is professionally guided by Alpine Guides, and flown by The Helicopter Line. The heliski area is a wilderness of ancient glaciers, azure lakes, and endless runs - across 6 mountain ranges. Mount Cook Heliski has runs to suit all levels of heli-ski ability. They have exclusive terrain in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park. Mount Cook heliski offer premium small group Heliskiing with 4 guests per guide and a maximum of 3 groups per helicopter.

Fox Glacier

Fox Glacier is located on the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island, in the heart of Glacier Country. Named after Sir William Fox, New Zealand’s Prime Minister from 1869 to 1872, the cosy township of Fox Glacier is geared up for glacier hikes, flights and scenic walks in the area. Fox Glacier is one of the most accessible glaciers in the world.

Methven

Methven is a quaint little country town 90 minutes from Christchurch. It is an ideal base for skiing at Mt Hutt which is only 30 minutes away and those looking to go heli skiing. There are also several club fields within two hours drive of Methven. The town of Methven is a great destination for a laid-back holiday.

Beginner 11%
Intermediate 64%
Advanced/Expert 20%
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Queenstown

Queenstown is New Zealand’s premier snow destination and commonly referred to as the adventure capital of the world. Surrounded by stunning mountains and set on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, the natural beauty creates the perfect backdrop for a holiday full of adventure. With 4 ski resorts within driving distance- The Remarkables, Coronet Peaks, Cardrona and Treble Cone. All ski fields are accessible by ski shuttles that depart from your hotel or central Queenstown.

Wanaka

Wanaka, located on New Zealand’s South Island is a small town set on the picturesque Lake Wanaka, an hour drive from Queenstown International Airport. Wanaka is an excellent base for snow enthusiasts wanting to ski Cardrona and Treble Cone.

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