Peppers Experience

New Zealand’s best skiing destinations

With the weather cooling down the time for rugging up has begun, yet New Zealand’s ski season is starting to heat up. With the major ski fields due to open during June, it’s time to pack your thermals, choose your favourite skiing destination, and plan a holiday you’ll never forget.


Tucked into the mountainside, bordered by ancient pine trees and overlooking the pristine waters of Lake Wakatipu, even without the snow Queenstown is a destination in itself. However from here you are truly in the heart of picturesque snow and ski action. You’ll have easy access to four diverse snowfields, the most notable being Coronet Peak and The Remarkables. Both feature all levels of runs, making them ideal for both the seasoned skier and also those a little less experienced (or simply those who prefer après skiing).

During your action-filled snow trip, be sure to also factor in some downtime in Queenstown itself. Wander through the quaint and charming town to discover quirky boutiques, cafes, restaurants and old-style pubs. A visit to the famous Fergburger for some (fairly gourmet) post ski fuelling is a must.

Where to stay

Located a short stroll from the heart of town, with stunning view of Lake Wakatipu, Peppers Beacon Lodge is the perfect place to stay.

Queenstown, Julian Aspe

Lake Tekapo

A truly scenic part of the world, from Lake Tekapo in the heart of the South Island, you’re in the perfect positon to ski the slopes of Roundhill Snowfield. You’ll be treated to a beautiful skiing experience as the field is surrounded by the Southern Alps and boasts views of aqua blue Lake Tekapo and the majestic Aoraki Mt Cook.
Featuring both a beginner’s area and also the biggest vertical ski slope drop in Australasia this is a snow field that easily caters to every level of expertise.

Throughout your trip to Lake Tekapo, there are some other must do’s to be ticked off the list. An International Dark Sky Reserve, venturing to the summit of Mt John to stargaze into the inky night sky is certainly one to add to the memory bank. And for those who enjoy a rush of adrenaline, a sight-seeing aeroplane tour around the Alps and Mount Cook is another incredible alpine experience.

Where to stay

For a secluded and tranquil Lake Tekapo experience within easy reach of both the snowfields and the town, Peppers Bluewater Resort is an ideal choice.

The Southern Alps and Lake Tekapo



Popular Posts

Adding a new level of sophistication and luxury to the Melbourne hotels scene is Shadow ... Continue Reading
As one of the most memorable and significant days of your life, your engagement should ... Continue Reading
Launceston is a beautiful city, with great food, superb wine, tons of history and plenty ... Continue Reading
A city of regeneration and revitalisation, Christchurch, has so much to offer. From nature and ... Continue Reading
Whether you’re new to Bali, or you’ve been there a thousand times, there’s always something ... Continue Reading