Tour the Top Ski areas in the South Island of New Zealand
If you’ve been looking for an epic guided snow tour in New Zealand, stop your search! Whether you’re new to the snow or an experienced snow hound, we have it all right here packaged up for you. Our expert guides will take you across the South Island's best ski towns: Christchurch, Lake Tekapo, Ohau, Wanaka and Queenstown.
Welcome to the best one-week guided ski and snowboard tour of the South Island! Our expert guides are ready to show you the best runs and powder stashes across six different mountains over seven days.
We’ve got everything organised: your transport and transfers to the mountains, your accommodation, lift passes, and breakfast are included in this Christchurch to Queenstown snow package.
If you want to add on any extras like equipment hire or lessons, that’s easy! Just click the add-on options when you book the tour and we’ll sort it!
On this small group tour you’ll experience the best ski resorts in New Zealand. Venture to some ‘off-the-beaten-track’ ski areas of the South Island, New Zealand. Our expert snow guides are not only exceptional people, but also live, breathe and dream about snow – with over 100 seasons between them both here and abroad, you know you’re with the best!
While you’ll see a lot of snow on this safari, you’ll also see a great deal of the South Island’s main attractions! We’ve even scheduled one day in Queenstown as a non-ski day so you can book from our range of optional activities, or chill out and enjoy the Queenstown winter vibe.
Beginners – we love showing you the ropes (and the chair lifts, and the best beginner slopes) – this tour is suited to your needs, just add on a Snow lessons package and you’ll have a blast getting your confidence up, and be skiing South Island, New Zealand intermediate runs by the time we wrap up.
Snow Safari Tour Tips:
As the tour starts early in the morning, you can opt to stay at our accommodation in Queenstown or Christchurch 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 on the last day so that you are not in a rush once we go our separate ways.
The tour price includes dorm share accommodation but if you would prefer your own space you have the option to upgrade to a private room for the duration of your tour.
Note that due to unforeseen weather/snow conditions, changes may need to be made to the itinerary. Luckily, our tour guides are super flexible pros, so they’ll make sure you have a good time no matter where the trip takes you.
Like any Haka Tour we include everything you need for a stress free week - the full list is below, and we have packages to suit all skill levels. $99 deposit reserves your spot!
Christchurch to Lake Tekapo | Mount Hutt
Let’s hit the slopes! Located high in the Southern Alps, Mt Hutt Ski Area (365 skiable hectares) is a great winter experience for first timers and seasoned powder hounds.
Lake Tekapo to Wanaka | Ohau/Mt Dobson/Roundhill
After spending the night in an International Dark Sky Reserve, we’ll be amped for the joys of the ski area past guests have referred to as a ‘true NZ club experience'.
Wanaka | Treble Cone
On our third day we’ll take on one of the most spectacular ski resorts in the world! Spread over three large basins, there are trails to suit all abilities.
Wanaka to Queenstown | Cardrona
The inspiring terrain of Cardrona is waiting for us! Wide undulating trails, open slopes, steep chutes and awesome terrain parks – there’s something here for all to enjoy.
Time to catch our breath and see Queenstown! Take in some adventure activities, or – if you can’t bear to be away from the snow, why not try heli-skiing?!
Queenstown | Coronet Peak
Everything at Coronet Peak is designed to ensure you make the most of skiing and boarding, so let’s make the most of our final day!
Queenstown | The Remarkables
This vast natural amphitheatre high in the rugged ranges has it all: wide open trails, powder snow, spectacular views, sun-drenched terrain and unforgettable runs.
We provide everything you need for the ultimate, stress-free week on the snow in New Zealand:
- All transport and mountain transfers
- 6 x lift passes to 6 different mountains
- Expert tour manager
- Small group of 16 passengers max
- 6 nights high-end hostel accommodation (dorm share as standard)
- Breakfast everyday and 1 dinner
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 activities you can add to this trip at checkout:
Optional accommodation upgrades and add-ons for this trip:
South Island Snow Safari
- 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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