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New Zealand's best Skiing & Snowboarding

Pure mountain air, crisp sunny days and breathtaking vistas. 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.

Cardrona Alpine Resort is great for beginner and intermediate skiers and snowboarders plus has the southern hemisphere's most extensive terrain parks. Treble Cone Ski Area boasts long uncrowded slopes, legendary off-piste terrain, unrivalled views and has been named New Zealand’s Best Ski Resort at the World Ski Awards. Snow Farm is New Zealand's only cross-country ski area plus has snow shoeing, sledding and dog sled tours.

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.

Cardrona Alpine Resort
Cardrona Alpine Resort
Cardrona Alpine Resort is New Zealand's fun and family friendly ski area
Treble Cone
Treble Cone
Long uncrowded slopes, legendary off-piste terrain, unrivalled views and genuine personal service.
Snow Farm
Snow Farm
The Snow Farm is NZ's only commercial track Nordic Ski area.
Wanaka Flexi Pass
Wanaka Flexi Pass
Flexi Pass provides access to ski at the two largest ski areas in the Lake Wanaka region
Family Friendly
Family Friendly
Skiing & snowboarding in Wanaka is guaranteed fun for everyone
First Timers
First Timers
Our first timer lessons and packages make it easy - the rest is up to you!
Heli-ski
Heli-ski
Best access to the southern hemisphere's largest heli-ski terrain.
Parks n' Pipes
Parks n' Pipes
Check out the southern hemisphere's most extensive terrain parks

 

Ski Lake Wanaka

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More information on Skiing and Snowboarding - Land Activities, 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 No. 1 in NZ Top 5 Must-Try Attractions

A winter ski or snowboard holiday in the Lake Wanaka region is the number 1 Must-Try Attraction in New Zealand according to the Australian International Business Times.

Will Jackways: Interpretation - A short film about a great guy

Wanaka lad Will Jackways gives us an insight into his views on life in this epic short film by another local lad, Tim Pierce.

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...

Not just any Winter Wedding in Wanaka

No, not just any winter wedding in Wanaka - a Jossi Wells wedding! Olympic skier and current European Freestyle Open Champion, Jossi Wells jumped at the chance to 'marry' his wife all over again in his stunning homeland.

Top Tips for a New Zealand Family Ski Holiday

Family ski holidays in New Zealand are an annual highlight for many. Introducing your kids to the slopes is an experience that can generate a lifetime love affair with snow - so you want to make it amazing. Here's how:

It's a Winter Wonderland in Wanaka! The Snow has Arrived!

That's right folks - it's here and it arrived in truckloads! On Monday this week Wanaka woke up to a winter wonderland - a snow fall to get hearts and pulses pumping! Break out the boards and skis people - winter is HERE now!

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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

Treble Cone, the South Islands largest ski area, is famous for its long un-crowded groomed runs, legendary off-piste terrain and unrivalled views over...

Mt Aspiring Road, 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

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

TripAdvisor rating: 4

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

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

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

Release specialises in luxury tailor-made holidays for friends, families and corporate organisations wanting to experience the best of Wanaka. At Release Wanaka we...

, Wanaka

From $395 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

New Zealand's fun and family friendly ski area located between Queenstown and Wanaka. With gentle, wide open trails for beginners, 4 dedicated kids...

18 Dunmore Street, Wanaka

From $52 NZD

TripAdvisor rating: 4.5