South Island Snow Odyssey

12 Day South Island Snow Odyssey

This is it: the ultimate guided New Zealand snow tour that will take you to the best South Island ski resorts and club fields! We have the South Island’s ski and snowboard highlights and hidden gems all packaged up for you! Our expert snow guides will show you the slopes and the tow ropes on this twelve-day snow tour.

This extensive tour samples New Zealand’s most popular ski fields before heading off the beaten track to lesser known club fields loved by locals and pros alike. We’ll enjoy eleven mountains: The Remarkables, Coronet Peak, Porters, Cardrona, Ohau, Treble Cone, Roundhill, Broken River, Mt Olympus/Temple Basin and Craigieburn; and we’ll visit New Zealand’s favourite winter destinations: Queenstown, Wanaka, Christchurch and Lake Tekapo.

With only 4 departures this season (end of July through to September), places are limited. Reserve your spot with just a $99 deposit! 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.

Highlights include: Porters ski field – an off-piste heaven with one of the largest vertical drops in New Zealand; Craigieburn – a best-kept-secret amongst locals with wide open powder bowls and lofty narrow shoots; and ever-popular Queenstown – packed with more adrenaline-pumping activities than there are hours in the day to enjoy them.

The Snow Odyssey is a combination of our Snow Safari and Snow Explorer tours and is best suited for intermediate to advanced skiers/snowboarders as you’ll be using nutcrackers and rope tows to climb a handful of the slopes. Never heard of a nutcracker? Don’t let this put you off! Most people adjust to using these tools after just a couple of runs and our guides are on hand to help.

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!

Beginners – our Snow Safari Tour is more suited to your needs, but keep this tour in mind for when you’ve reached intermediate level!

Snow Odyssey Tour Tips:

  • As the tour starts early in the morning, you can opt to stay at our accommodation in Queenstown the night before the tour – only having to walk downstairs on the day the tour starts makes for a stress-free morning. Likewise, you can book an extra night of accommodation in Christchurch on the last day so that you are not in a rush once we go our separate ways.

Tour highlights

The Best of South Island Skiing & Snowboarding
The Best of South Island Skiing & Snowboarding

Visiting 11 mountains over 12 days, this is a mega-combo happy deal of club fields, back-country skiing and your favourite New Zealand ski resorts.

All the Good Stuff Included
All the Good Stuff Included

Accommodation, transport, expert guide, lift passes, Continental breakfasts, 2 x dinners, Tow gloves and harnesses.

A Day of Adventure in Queenstown
A Day of Adventure in Queenstown

We’ve scheduled a snow-free day to enjoy some of the non-snow highlights of New Zealand’s adventure capital.

Tour itinerary

Tour itinerary
  • What’s included?

    • 11 x nights of accommodation
    • 11 x lift passes to 10 different mountains
    • 11 x continental breakfasts
    • 2 x awesome dinners
    • Expert tour manager
    • All transport & mountain transfers
    • Rope tow gloves and nut-crackers
    • Hot pools entry in Lake Tekapo


    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.

    Upgrades and essentials to this trip:

    Available dates

    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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