5 Reasons to Go to New Zealand for Your Next Ski Trip

If you love skiing during the holidays, then you need to do it in the best place there is – New Zealand. From its snowfields to its ancient glaciers, there are many reasons why New Zealand should top your bucket list. If you’re not convinced yet, we've listed five great reasons why your next ski trip should be in New Zealand.

1. There are numerous ski resorts.

Are you the kind of person who likes trying out different spots until you get the right one? New Zealand has all of the ski run options you might want. The ‘Land of Long White Clouds’ has more than 20 ski resorts all waiting to welcome you. They range from beginners' options, such as the Turoa and Whakapapa, to Mount Cook – which is suitable for intermediate and advanced skiers. Other locations that are suitable for beginners include Mt. Hutt, Cardrona, and Roundhill at Lake Tekapo, among others.

2. New Zealand people are kind.

One thing most visitors agree on is that New Zealand has the best kind of people. This is an asset New Zealand prides itself on. For instance, the Kiwis are kind-hearted, an attribute that makes them the best instructors. When you fall over on the snowy peaks while skiing, the people of New Zealand are ready to pull you back up and encourage you to keep going with no criticism.

3. New Zealand delicacies are to-die-for.

Who doesn’t love a good après ski? After all the snow-action, you must be feeling hungry. Luckily, Queenstown, a resort located in Otago, is known to have the best restaurants, bars, and clubs. Enjoy delicious New Zealand dishes such as the Maori hangi, seafood, sweet potatoes, and kiwi fruits. 

4. There are hot springs to unwind in after a long day.

After a long day of skiing up and down the snowy slopes, you may want a touch of warmth and relaxation. New Zealand has plenty of spots to help you warm up. It is home to some of the best naturally occurring thermal pools, but the most popular one is in Hammer Springs at Alpine Adventure Holiday Park.

5. New Zealand takes ski safety very seriously.

Getting injured on the slopes comes with high costs. Make sure your travel insurance covers the cost of repatriation and medical treatment – you don’t want to be caught out. But don’t let the worries about your safety hinder you from having the best skiing experience. If you follow the safety guidelines and take precautionary measures you’ll have a great time. New Zealand takes safety very seriously, and there will be information and help available at each resort if you’re unsure. 

Final Words

You don't have to spend the winter season indoors – it’s still a great time to travel the world for adventures. New Zealand is an amazing winter destination that offers a skiing experience you might not find anywhere else. Visit this magical place and see for yourself. Choose one of the ski slopes and hit the snow together with your loved ones.

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