Top 5 must-ride runs in NZ
Groomed, steep, powdery, or long and cruisy… everybody has their own idea of a perfect ski run. Check out our top 5 must-ride ski runs in New Zealand (and how to find them!).
#5. Arcadia Chutes at Cardrona:
Head over to the ‘Dark Side’ and discover the secret chutes and hidden powder stashes of Cardrona. A mix of advanced and expert terrain, it is not for the faint hearted. Steep pitches and narrow lines are sure to get your heart pumping. You will definitely be grinning after conquering these chutes! Steep and deep!
#4. Homeward run at the Remarkables
Want a place to make some long floating powder turns with an amazing backdrop? You can’t ski past the Homeward run at the ‘Remarks’. This often uncrowded run is also the resorts longest, giving plenty of time to enjoy each turn. A local favourite, the run takes you right down to the road where a shuttle bus awaits to take you back to the resort.
#3. Sunset Bowl on Arrowsmith Range
Boasting open glacial bowls, chutes, rolling terrain, and steep pitches, the Arrowsmith Range is a powder-hound’s paradise. But it is Sunset Bowl that is a favourite among many heli-skiiers. It’s no more challenging than your standard blue run, but it’s gentle rolling pitch and deep powder pockets make it a perfect run to start (or continue) your big-mountain powder addiction.
#2. Superpipe at Treble Cone
Saddle Basin is home to Treble Cones infamous natural halfpipes. Superpipe is the perfect combination of steep and wide, with big banks and loads of natural hits for those wanting to make progressive transitions. It’s also a great place to hone in on those skills after a big dump! Get ready for those Superpipe laps!
#1. Million Dollar and Wall Street at Coronet Peak
Some of the best runs are those long and windy, super fun groomers. Put these two runs together and you’ve got yourself a winner! Perfect for making some tight, fast turns or carving out the corduroy. The natural lips and rolling terrain are just right to pop some tricks, nail your switch, or simply cruise along to some tunes and enjoy the ride!
Keen to strap yourself in and ride these epic runs? Join us at Mint Tours for an one of our fully-hosted and guided snowboarding adventures and experience all the best backcountry, heli-ski, and resort runs New Zealand has to offer. We might even let you in on more of our secret spots to shred this winter!
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