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Ski season in New Zealand

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1. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

Hey everyone,

Just wondering when exactly the ski season begins in New Zealand.

Where are the best ski resorts?

Also, another member here on TP, Steffbo, told me it's a good idea to purchase the season pass earlier in the year as it's about half the cost. DOes the cost vary much from place to place?



2. Posted by steff (Travel Guru 1160 posts) 11y

Hi Ev,

I remembered an old thread about ski season in NZ, you might want to check out If you got any questions about accomodation in Queenstown during sking season let me know ;).

Hope this helps,


3. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

Brilliant Steff! Thanks;)

4. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 11y


Ski season is the same as Australia; from about mid June to mid September.

The best areas in NZ are Cardona, The Remarkables and Treble Cone.

There is no on piste' accommodation anywhere in NZ, so it's a morning trip from the nearest town.

Just a thought; there's excellent skiing in Japan - you might like to consider that?

5. Posted by sinky (Budding Member 19 posts) 11y


Just in NZ now - was skiing in treble cone last week. Snow was a bit crap - apparently cardrona is closed. Was talking to instructors on treble cone - season ends oct. 9th and they will stay open till then. Apparently worst snow in years?!?! Not too sure when seson starts... Not much snow round Remarkables right now...