In the southern hemisphere, New Zealand offers skiing and snowboarding from early June to October.
Popular ski resorts are located on the South Island, among them Mt Hutt, Coronet Peak, The Remakables, Cardrona, and Treble Cone.
Here are the opening dates and prices for day passes and season passes for these five ski resorts.
From May 2, 2022, international travelers who have completed vaccination in visa waiver countries can travel to New Zealand without self-quarantine upon arrival.
Mt Hutt is the largest ski resort in the South Island. It offers the longest season for skiing and snowboarding.
It is close to Christchurch, the international airport, but if you want to stay overnight, Methven is the place to stay.
Celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, Coronet Peak is a ski area easily accessible from Queenstown.
Coronet Peak is a roller coaster of terrain with several connected bowls. Freestylers will enjoy the natural side hits.
The Remarkables is a ski area with relatively gentle slopes, but when it snows, you can go to special powder courses as there is enough snow.
There is also a park, which is good for freestyle riders.
The Remarkables is less popular than Coronet Peak, which is also accessible from Queenstown.
Opening Day: June 11
1 Day lift Pass: $150
Season Pass: $1499(*Joint pass with Treble Cone)
Probably the ski area with the most park features. There is also a halfpipe used in the World Cup. Snowboarding competitions are also held here.
Professional snowboarders from the northern hemisphere use this mountain as a summer training ground.
The Cardrona ski area is accessible from Wanaka, and some people access it from Queenstown, although it is further away.
Opening Day: June 25
1 Day lift Pass: $150
Season Pass: $1499(*Joint pass with Cardrona)
Treble Cone ski resort is famous for the long un-crowded groomed slopes accessed from the Saddle Basin and Home Basin chairlift, legendary off-piste terrain of Motatapu Chutes and Saddle Basin and the unrivalled views appreciated from every aspect.
If you want to enjoy snowboarding on natural terrain and just enjoy free riding, Treble Cones are your best bet.
It is a popular ski resort for advanced snowboarders.