Aotearoa | New Zealand

Snowboarding NZ

Boarding New Zealand 

 

 
 

It's no secret — the relationship between New Zealand and powder is internationally renowned and off-the-charts. The views are magnificent, the slopes are shred-ready and the fun is on tap. Heli drops, super pipes, rails, boxes, groomed trails and off-piste powder over volcanoes is all here and available to suit riders of all abilities.

The winter season is June through October and can be found on both islands.

 
 

 
 
 
 

24 Ski Fields over two Islands


 Mount Ruapehu, North Island.

Mount Ruapehu, North Island.


 

North Island Te Ika A Maui

Mountains

New Zealand's North Island generally has a warmer climate than its counterpart for most of the year. But in winter, there's big powder on some of its highest volcanic peaks and it's here you will find the largest on-piste ski field in the country.

 

Whakapapa, Ruapehu Snow Sports | Snowboarding New Zealand

Whakapapa, Ruapehu

Total Pistes - 67

Longest Piste - Over 3.5km

Highest lift - 2300m

Whakapapa is located on the slopes of Mt Ruapehu. As an active Volcano, Mt Ruapehu offers some seriously epic freeriding terrain. The diversity of this terrain is caused by the way the underlying volcano has formed over millions of years. As the largest recognised ski resort in the country, Whakapapa has something for everyone, with plenty of steeps, literally hundreds of cliffs, fast chutes, gullies and big natural banks allowing for some natural freestyle.

Turoa, Ruapehu Snow Sports | Snowboarding New Zealand

Turoa, Ruapehu

Total Pistes - 67

Longest Piste - Over 3.5km

Highest lift - 2300m

The sister of Whakapapa, is located on the same slopes of Mt Ruapehu. As an active Volcano, Mt Ruapehu offers some seriously epic freeriding terrain. The diversity of this terrain is caused by the way the underlying volcano has formed over millions of years. As the largest recognised ski resort in the country, Whakapapa has something for everyone, with plenty of steeps, literally hundreds of cliffs, fast chutes, gullies and big natural banks allowing for some natural freestyle.

Manganui, Taranaki Snow Sports | Snowboarding New Zealand

Manganui, Taranaki

Easy - 5%

Intermediate - 35%

Advanced - 60%

Highest Lift - 1680m

Otherwise known as Mt Taranaki, a dormant volcano. Manganui ski field is situated 18km from Stratford, and then its a 20 minute walk to the base. The mountains basically divided into 2 sections, the main t-bar from the base serves steady blues, but for more of an adrenalin hit take the tows further up the mountain.   

 

                                           


 Cardrona, South Island.

Cardrona, South Island.


 

South Island — Te Waipounamu

Mountains

New Zealand's South Island has some of the best snowy mountains in the Southern Hemisphere. Whether you're a beginner or powder fiend, whatever you're into — you will find it here in the mythical land of Greenstone. Choose from freestyle, freeride, big airs, alpine, half pipe, heli drops and more. 

 

Wanaka Snow Sports | Snowboarding New Zealand

Wanaka, Otago

To ski under the fabulous Otago starlit sky is an experience not to be missed. Wanaka, or Cardrona Ski Fields are all-rounders with something for everyone. Despite its popularity, slopes are generally not overcrowded – a key feature of skiing in New Zealand. South Island’s largest ski area, Treble Cone offers the longest vertical in the region. With legendary views and long groomed slopes, it’s a place that you have to see to believe and is perfect for advanced and intermediate skiers.

Cardrona Snow Sports | Snowboarding New Zealand

Cardrona, Otago

Wanaka & Cardrona are New Zealand's favourite ski resorts. For those who are passionate about their skiing and snowboarding, they're a winter paradise with an exhilarating variety of snow sports. You can do it all here:  snowboard or ski Cardrona and Treble Cone skifields, heliski the length of New Zealand's Southern Alps – from Mt Cook to Wanaka to Queenstown, snowboard the terrain park at Snow Park, ski tour from private huts high in the Southern Alps, and x-country tour at the Snow Farm.

Canterbury Snow Sports | Snowboarding New Zealand

Canterbury

When the temperature drops, Canterbury's peaks become a winter playground – with more ski areas than anywhere in the Southern Hemisphere. If off-piste trails are calling your name, take a chopper ride up to some great terrain, opening up freeriding across 3 mountain ranges. Or, ride on the Tasman Glacier located in the stunning UNESCO Te Wāhipounamu World Heritage area. When you're done with snow, thaw out, unwind and enjoy the view at Tekapo Springs Hot Pools.


On Piste to Heli Drops — Get Your Fix In New Zealand


 Wanaka, South Island.

Wanaka, South Island.


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