Snowboarding season starting in New Zealand

Heading down-under

If you are an avid snowboarder and are all-in for adventure and amazing scenery, then at least once in your life you have to try snowboarding in the land of the long white cloud: Aotearoa, that is, New Zealand in the native Maori language. 

This beautiful country in the South Pacific offers many world class Ski Fields, with a ski season that generally goes from June to October.  Most of the bigger and more popular skiing areas are located in the South Island, but Mt Ruapehu is also a big time favorite with its convenient location in the middle of the North Island.

North Island ski field in Mt Ruapehu

Incredibly beautiful scenery, plus great powder and well-groomed trails

Not without a good reason New Zealand was chosen as the set for J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth in the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movie trilogies.  The scenery from the mountains, once you get a chance to catch your breath, will simply blow your mind miles away!

New Zealand snowboarding

You’ll find everything you want on New Zealand’s snowfields. For awesome freeridingCoronet Peak -located in the adventure capital Queenstown- is the place to go. Here you will find slopes for snowboarders of all levels, with wide-open pistes and well-groomed trails.

 New Zealand snowboarding

If you want spectacular views and crowd-free slopes, you should head to Ohau, an internationally-renowned snowboard resort between Christchurch and Queenstown.

Snowpark, just 20 minutes away from Wanaka, is the place to go if you’re serious about your freestyle. This is a cool resort packed with pipes, rails, hips, boxes and so on, which surely will get your pulse racing.

Snowboarding in New Zealand


New Zealand snowboarding

Also, there are The RemarkablesTreble ConeCardrona and Porters which are all worth mentioning, offering lessons for beginners besides great advanced slopes.

It seems like this small southern hemisphere country offers extreme snowboarding fun for everyone and it is well worth the trip!



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