Ski & Snowboard NZ
2021 Guided Tours
Experiencing New Zealand’s Southern Alps is easier than ever with direct flights from Australia and Asia, a range of accommodation options to suit any budget and incredible mountains to ski and snowboard, the South Island has something for everyone. Stay in Queenstown and enjoy the world class facilities on offer at The Remarkables and Coronet Peak. From perfect groomers and impressive terrain parks, to untouched off-piste with amazing views across Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu. Just an hour drive from Queenstown is Wanaka; a snow-lovers paradise and a great place to experience New-Zealand’s ski-town vibe. Skiers and snowboarders enjoy two world class ski resorts nearby. Head to Cardrona for a perfect all-rounder mountain. Or ski Treble Cone, with the largest resort terrain on the South Island and the highest average annual snowfall. Or check out Methven and Mt Hutt located only an hour from Christchurch Airport. From here it's easy to then explore the Canterbury club fields including Mount Olympus, Craigieburn, Temple Basin, Porters, Cheeseman and Broken River. Further south you can stop off at local ski resorts like Mount Dobson near Fairlie or get an amazing view of Mount Cook from Lake Tekapo and ski and snowboard Round Hill or Ohau. Take advantage of our New Zealand Early Bird Deals for this upcoming winter!
Join us for 5 nights and 3 days heliskiing from our base in Methven. This small country town is the perfect staging area to explore New Zealand’s steepest and deepest heli-ski terrain across 3 mountain ranges: The Arrowsmith, Ragged, and Palmer Ranges. These ranges are located at the headwaters of the Rakaia and Rangitata Rivers and catch snow from every winter storm to deliver New Zealand’s most consistent heli-ski conditions.
Our base for this tour is Wanaka which put’s us within easy reach of the best heli-ski zones in the Southern Lakes, plus the world class resorts; Cardrona and Treble Cone. Join us on our optional heli-ski day, where you’ll get to ride deep powder in backcountry bowls, snowy ridges and powder basins. We keep the itinerary flexible so your guide can hunt down the best conditions all day, every day.
WANAKA PROGRESSION TOUR
This September we’re headed to Wanaka for a week full of freeride and freestyle coaching at our favourite resort – Cardrona. You’ll have ex-Olympian, Juliane Bray on hand to build your riding skills through her all-mountain freestyle coaching sessions. Plus, if you’re looking for a powder fix, we have a heli-ski day lined up. If your first time heliboarding your mind will be blown by the mountains and the snow quality.
The New Zealand Splitboard Camp is situated in the high alpine terrain of the Ben Ohau Range of the Southern Alps and it's here where we set-up basecamp for the four day tour. Out here there's no phone reception so all you need to worry about is listening to our backcountry guides and progressing your touring skills in this epic part of New Zealand.
When you travel with Mint you can have peace of mind that you are booking with a qualified and established travel operator with over 20 years of expertise. And as a full-service travel agent, we are able to take care of your flights, insurance, stopovers and pre or post tour arrangements.
Located just an hour from Christchurch is the rural township of Methven and the ski resort of Mt Hutt, voted New Zealand’s Best Ski Resort 2015-2019 from the World Ski Awards. Methven is our favourite ski and snowboard destination of Mint Tours and home to Mint guide Ritchie Owen.Enquire
New Zealand’s Coronet Peak & The Remarkables offer skiers and snowboarders spectacular big mountain and rolling terrain among dramatic peaks sprung from Lake Wakatipu. The adventure continues off the slopes with endless limit-testing activities and the legendary nightlife of Queenstown.Enquire
Located by the beautiful Lake Wanaka at the foot of the Southern Alps of New Zealand, Wanaka is the perfect base to experience some of the best skiing and snowboarding in New Zealand, with two very different ski resorts; Treble Cone and Cardrona both within a 40-minute drive from the centre of town.Enquire