Soho Basin Private Ski Field

Cat-skiing mountain experience on uncrowded, pristine slopes. Your day, your pace, your mountain.

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At Soho Basin, we create unforgettable experiences.  Our private ski area offers pristine high-country terrain, world-class views and gourmet dining in an atmosphere of relaxed and understated luxury.   We combine the fun and adventure of an alpine off-piste experience with the ease and creature comforts of high-end ski resorts.

Soho Basin is located in the Cardrona Valley, a 60-minute drive from Queenstown, a 40-minute drive from Wanaka or a helicopter ride takes around 10 mins. Once there, you’ll access our 264 hectares of skiable terrain from the comfort of a heated cabin atop our state-of-the-art snowcats.  Once on your skis or board, you’ll experience wide open slopes and expansive vistas of the Southern Alps.  With a huge variety of terrain at your feet, you can cruise down gentle slopes, navigate steep chutes, or anything in between. 

With no more than two dozen guests per day, we are able to craft bespoke experiences for intimate groups of friends and family.  Our experienced on-mountain team will show you the best lines and the deepest powder, whatever your chosen style.  And when you’re ready for a break, you’ll enjoy food and wine on the deck of our Alpine Hut, courtesy of the award-winning Amisfield Winery & Bistro. 

Our company was established by long-time locals with a passion for the beauty and serenity of the Southern Alps.  We take great pride in providing a handful of guests each day with an unforgettable experience like nothing else in New Zealand.

Physical Address

Cardrona Valley Road, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand



A full day cat-skiing mountain experience including lunch at our Alpine Hut prepared by Amisfield Bistro. No more than 24 guest on the mountain.

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