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New Zealand

New Zealand is a major skiing destination in the Southern Hemisphere and has a great international reputation for its snow culture. Skiing and snowboarding fanatics from all over the world come to visit NZ during Winter to experience everything kiwi mountains have to offer from the rugged terrain through to the awesome après. From commercial ski areas to smaller club skifields, NZ can offer you a truly unique skiing experience. The season runs from June to October, the landscape and scenery is phenomenal, they didn't film The Lord of the Rings here for no reason! . . why wouldn't you want to ski here?!

New Zealand ski areas are uncrowded with something for everyone, the mountains offer plenty of wide-open bowls and gentle slopes for first-time skiers and also boasts easily accessible off-piste skiing for the more experienced.  It also has many heli ski operators which offer a unique and unforgettable experience and offer access to incredible terrain.

Check out a comparison of ski areas in NZ here


There is a beauty in skiing the snow gums of Australia and knowing that there is no other place in the world where you be skiing in amongst the Eucalyptus trees. When you think of a skiing destination, Australia generally isn't one which comes to mind, however, with world class ski resorts and ski in ski out facilities, Australia offers a lot for those keen and coverted snow lovers.

Skiing in Australia takes place in the high country of the states of New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania, during the Southern Hemisphere winter.

Australia has several well developed ski resorts, including Thredbo and Perisher in New South Wales and Mount Hotham, Falls Creek and Mount Buller in Victoria. Cross country skiing is popular in such national parks as Kosciuszko National Park and Alpine National Park and is also possible within Namadgi National Park and in the Tasmanian Wilderness. Mount Buller has Australia's largest snow village with accommodation of 7000 beds, and is the largest most popular ski resort in Victoria.

Check out a comparison of ski areas in Australia here

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