New Zealand Snow Explorer | 5 Day NZ Ski Tour

Christchurch, New Zealand

Discover the hidden gems of the South Island ski fields on a 5 day tour perfect for intermediate & advanced skiers & snowboarders

Duration5 Days 4 Nights
Max Group Size
Max Group Size8
Minimum Age
Minimum Age18+
Fitness Level
Fitness LevelIntermediate/Advance
MealsSome Included
Start & End Location
Start & End LocationChristchurch

New Zealand Snow Explorer | 5 Day NZ Ski Tour Highlights

  • Get up to 10% cash back per person when you book with us

  • A 5 Day adventure for intermediate & advanced skiers/snowboarders

  • 5 lift passes to 4 different mountains: Porters, Broken River, Mt Olympus or Temple Basin + Craigieburn

  • Use of tow protection gloves & harnesses

  • 4 nights high-end hostel accommodation, in shared dorm rooms with shared facilities

  • Variety of delicious meals including: 4 breakfasts + 2 dinners

  • Services of an expert tour manager

  • Comfortabel transport onboard an 8-seater Toyota Hiace


Please Note: Bookings are on request - should a reservation not be available, our agents will be in contact to reschedule or refund.

What to Expect

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the tour bus like?

The Operator normally uses an 8-seater Toyota Hiace, with a trailer for all your gear.

The guide will make amendments to the tour route on the rare occasions that any mountains are shut or have very poor conditions – going to a different mountain if at all possible. If not possible, they will refund the wholesale rate for your lift pass.

If you choose to ski, your skis, boots and poles will be included. If you choose to snowboard, your board and boots will be included. If you would like to add on clothing hire as well, you can do this for an additional cost.

Skis are from 4FRNT, Atomic and Salomon. Boards are from Burton and Academy. Poles are from Scott. Clothing is from Aggression and ski boots are from Nordica.


Equipment will be hired on the morning of day one and you will have the same gear for the duration of the tour which means you can get used to it and hence progress much quicker. Your gear will be matched to suit your ability and experience.

Pants, jacket and goggles which you keep for the whole tour.

The Operator strongly recommends taking out travel insurance once you have booked your tour.

A “rope tow” is a type of ski lift in which skiers/boarders are pulled up a slope while grasping a looped, endless rope some driven by a motor and others with the use of a nutcracker. It may take a couple of attempts to get the hang of it but you should be able to get to grips with it fairly quickly. Snowboarders tend to take a bit longer but our Tour Manager will stay with you until you get it nailed!

Yes! A small group tour like this is perfect for people that have not used nut-crackers and rope tows before because your Tour Manager can spend the time with you to give you loads of instruction and advice.


Everyone struggles at the start using rope tows so it's just a matter of being persistent - everyone has been in the same situation before and it is expected it will take you at least a few attempts until you get the feel for it. It is all part of the experience!

  • Equipment hire
  • Clothing hire
  • Optional activities
  • Lunches & some dinners

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