Tour the Best South Island Ski Fields
If you’re an intermediate to advanced skier or snowboarder looking for an epic guided snow tour in New Zealand, stop your search! We have the south islands hidden winter gems all packaged up for you! Our expert guides will show you the ropes on the beautifully uncrowded slopes in this five-day snow tour.
We’ll sample four mountains: Porters Alpine Lodge, Broken River, Mt Olympus/Temple Basin and Craigieburn. While these names may not be familiar now, we guarantee by the end of your trip they’ll be the only thing you’ll want to talk about!
Club Fields are small, private or family-owned ski areas where you can get into the snow with minimal fuss and maximum fun. The areas we take you to on this tour are not ski resorts. You won’t find massive crowds here but you will find off-piste heaven and some of the best ski fields in NZ. Just ask your guide! They won’t disagree!.
Running between July and September, this tour starts and ends in Christchurch. The tour ventures to some of the best Christchurch ski fields. It’s best suited to intermediate to advanced skiers and snowboarders as you’ll be using nutcrackers and rope tows to climb the slopes at most locations. But don’t let this put you off – our expert snow guides are on hand to help, and most people adjust to using these tools after just a couple of runs.
We’ve got everything organised: your transport and transfers to the mountains, your accommodation, lift passes, breakfast, two dinners and your tow gear. If you want to add on any extras like equipment hire or accommodation upgrades, that’s easy! Just click the add-on options when you book the tour and we’ll sort it! We will have you on the South island ski fields, some of the best ski fields in NZ in no time at all!
Beginners – our Snow Safari Tour is more suited to your needs, but keep this tour in mind for when you’ve reached intermediate level!
N.B. With this tour hitting the NZ Ski Club Fields, you are recommended to purchase travel insurance which includes "adventure" activities.
Five Days of Off-piste Heaven
Sample the powder stashes at: Porters, Broken River, Mt Olympus/Temple Basin and Craigieburn.
All the Good Stuff Included
Accommodation, transport, expert guide, lift passes, Continental breakfasts, 2 x dinners, Tow gloves and harnesses.
Untamed Terrain = Unparalleled Winter Vacation
Away from the beaten tracks, club fields offer immense uncrowded fields of powder to explore.
Christchurch to Springfield | Porters
We head off early to Porters Alpine Lodge where we’ll enjoy the relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Our accommodation for the next two nights boasts unrivalled views and an outdoor spa pool.
Springfield | Broken River
Consisting of a two large bowls that catch the powder with steep basins, chutes and drop-offs – this terrain caters to the adventurous. Today you’ll learn to ride nut crackers!
Springfield to Craigieburn | Mt Olympus/Temple Basin
We’ll pick the best mountain for the conditions of the day: Mt Olympus (‘Playground of the Gods’) or Temple Basin (founded in 1929 and still true to the pioneering spirit).
For big mountain skiing, Craigieburn has a well-deserved cult following. Steep and deep, with wide open powder bowls and lofty narrow chutes, this mountain leaves little to be desired.
Craigieburn to Christchurch
One last snow day mastering the slopes of Craigieburn (with 400 hectares of skiable area, there’s lots to explore!) before blazing a trail back to Christchurch.
We provide everything you need for the ultimate, stress-free time on the snow in New Zealand;
- 5 lift passes to 4 different mountains
- 4 nights high-end hostel accommodation (dorm share as standard)
- Continental breakfasts every day
- Two dinners
- Tow protection gloves and harnesses
ENHANCE YOUR TRIP WITH ADD-ON ACTIVITIES AND UPGRADES
Your tour includes all the essentials but you can add extra wow-factor to your tour by adding on the activities and accommodation upgrades that suit you best.
Optional accommodation upgrades and add-ons for this trip:
- Price from (NZD)
- Deposit only
Only $99 to secure your seat unless you book within 45 days of departure. Once your spot is booked, you can log in and customise your tour with any extra experiences or activities up to 45 days before departure.
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