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New Zealand's best Skiing & Snowboarding

Pure mountain air, crisp sunny days and breathtaking visitas. Australasia's largest skiable terrain offers you the freedom to enjoy the best winter has to offer at one of the World's 25 best Ski Towns as voted by National Geographic.

With five international Ski Areas to choose from and the largest heli-skiing area outside North America, Lake Wanaka offers something for everyone. Lake Wanaka is the perfect base to experience some of the South Island and New Zealand’s best skiing and snowboarding, and is ultimate destination for a South Island and New Zealand ski holiday.

Whether you’re into fun family skiing, peaceful cross-country touring, adrenaline pumping off-piste, park jibbing or mind blowing heli-skiing, you’ll find it here in Lake Wanaka.

Ski Lake Wanaka

Ski Areas
Ski Areas
Lake Wanaka boasts three world-class ski areas plus two nearby in Queenstown
Heli Skiing
Heli Skiing
The Lake Wanaka region has the largest heli-skiing area outside North America
Ski Packages
Ski Packages
Choose an itinerary or let our i-SITE Visitor Centre organise a ski package just for you
Rental Gear
Rental Gear
Find out where to get the latest in ski & snowboard rental equipment.

More information on Skiing/Snowboarding, Lake Wanaka, New Zealand

Stagging Around at Cardrona Alpine Resort Present: Episode 4 - Captains Shred

Every second Sunday of the 2014 winter season, the crew from Flashworks Media release another wild episode of Cardrona Resort's "Stagging Around". Check out the mad skills of Hamish "Buckwild" Billzie as he takes us on a powder munch!

Wanaka - One of National Geographics Top 25 Ski Towns!

Just what makes a classic ski town? It starts, naturally, with skiing and snowboarding so good they attract people like youth-bestowing fountains. Then add an inviting mountain burg steeped in ski heritage, amenities, and culture. —Aaron Teasdale

10 Must Do Skiing and Snowboarding Activities

Home to Australasia's largest skiable terrain, the Lake Wanaka region's weather defaults to blue skies at the drop of a hat, and every snow activity is on offer!

Audi quattro partners with the Winter Games NZ for second term

Audi New Zealand is pleased to announce the continuation of its naming rights sponsorship of the Audi quattro Winter Games NZ for 2015 and 2017.

Another cracker winter season comes to a close!

Winter is well and truly over and as we clean, wax and stow the boards and skis, and dust off the mountain bikes, kayaks and hiking boots, we look back on a fantastic season...

Racers Edge is Wanaka's premier ski + bike + outdoor store. We are specialists in ski, snowboard and bike rental/hire, boot fitting, bike...

99 Ardmore Street, Wanaka

We GUARANTEE you the Ultimate ski or snowboard hire experience! Book the latest gear online and collect it when you arrive in town....

39 Helwick Street, Wanaka

Our expert team of skiers and snowboarders are passionate about creating an ultimate ski and board experience for all of our guests. From...

, Wanaka

From $1895 NZD

Our small-group, authentic Farm Safaris and exclusive Photography tours explore the best of Wanaka's raw natural beauty. Travel private back-roads on one of...

11 Sandy's Lane, Wanaka

From $155 NZD

New Zealand's most experienced Heliski and Heliboard Company with over thirty years of operation – Harris Mountains Heliski has an extensive variety of...

99 Ardmore Street, Wanaka

From $825 NZD

Treble Cone offers a real New Zealand snow experience. Long uncrowded slopes, legendary off-piste terrain, unrivalled views and genuine personal service.

This expansive mountain...

Mt Aspiring Road, Wanaka

yello! offers friendly and prompt door to door airport transfers, cabs, ski field transport and much more. With vehicles ranging from small cars...

PO Box 784, Wanaka

Adventure Consultants operate guided mountaineering courses and guided ascents of New Zealand's highest peaks in the Southern Alps, along with international expeditions to...

20 Brownston St, Wanaka

From $25 NZD

The Snow Farm is NZ's commercial track Nordic Ski area. 50 km of internationally standard groomed trails for both classic and ski skating....

Crown Range Road, Wanaka

From $40 NZD

Aspiring Guides - New Zealand Mountain Guides specialising in guided ascents of Mt Cook and Mt Aspiring. Mountaineering courses, winter ice climbing, ski...

Level 1, 99 Ardmore St, Wanaka

From $195 NZD

Perfect for beginners, youth and entire families, the north-facing slopes of The Remarkables are home to versatile terrain, fantastic learning facilities and fun...

, Queenstown

Alpine Helicopters are scenic flight specialists and offer an amazing aerial introduction to the breathtaking Southern Lakes and World Heritage listed Mt Aspiring...

10 Lloyd Dunn Avenue, Wanaka

From $185 NZD

Just a few words to describe our family run business:

AFFORDABLE, PERSONAL, HIGH QUALITY, KNOWLEDGABLE, FRIENDLY, LOCAL, UNIQUE.

If this is what you are looking...

6 Pembroke Mall, Wanaka

From $18 NZD

The Peak’s easily accessable rollercoaster terrain embraces every level of skier and rider. Consistent snow conditions with Mother Nature given a helping hand...

, Queenstown

Where adventures begin. World-class rentals, retail and workshop services for skiing, snowboarding, biking, camping & tramping. We're passionate about the local area with...

Dunmore Street, Wanaka

Over 28 years of experience in the industry, access to over 8500sq/km of terrain in the Southern Lakes region, we will give you...

12 Helwick Street, Wanaka

From $870 NZD

Snopro custom fit & deliver your ski rentals in the comfort of your accommodation, we even return for support and pick up.

12 Frederick Street, Wanaka

From $24 NZD

UnderDog NZ has a variety of dogsled tours available to choose from. Whether this is your first experience in the world of sled...

89 McElliott Rd, Roxburgh

Shuttle service from Wanaka to the mountains daily for more information phone our 0800 number.

, Wanaka

The Southern Snow and Ice driving experience is focused on providing you with one of the most unique and amazing driving experiences available!...

Pisa Range, Wanaka