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Skiing in New Zealand

Skiing and snowboarding in New Zealand is a tale of two islands. The South Island is dominated by the Southern Alps, a 310-mile-long, glacier-carved spine along the country’s western edge. The North Island, on the other hand, is much flatter, with the landscape dotted with semi-dormant volcanoes. Both islands, however, have one thing in common: quality riding at its more than two dozen resorts. The South Island has the majority of ski fields, with most of them within an easy drive of Queenstown and Wanaka, the two major base areas for the Southern Alps. Treble Cone is the largest of the lot, with 1,359 skiable acres and 2,300 feet of vertical; Mt. Hutt, a.k.a. Mt Shutt because it’s closed two weeks of the year on average because of weather, is perhaps the most well-known; Cardrona is a family- and beginner-friendly resort, and Craigieburn is the gnarliest, with the snow on its 988 skiable acres of mostly expert terrain never once seeing a grooming machine. On the North Island, two resorts share the massive volcanic cone of Metal Ruapehu: Whakapapa (1,359 acres, 2,200 vertical) and Turoa (1,236 acres, 2,369 vertical); both resorts cater to beginner and intermediate skiers and snowboarders. Check out for discount lift tickets and ski passes in New Zealand.