Jan. 23, 2010
-- Did you know that it’s easier to ski in New Zealand than it is to ski in Australia. Direct flights from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane to either Queenstown or Christchurch put you right in the thick of the action without all the problems that getting to the Australian ski fields entails. There are many other advantages. The accommodation is cheaper, the ski passes are cheaper, the scenery is downright spectacular and there is a fantastic choice of mountain resorts with more reliable snow cover. The Australian dollar also buys about 25% more in New Zealand so you win everywhere.
The 2010 New Zealand ski season is just around the corner and everyone is predicting a bumper season. During February the Vancouver Winter Olympics will be in full swing and thousands of new skiers are expected to hit the slopes this year as a result. Blanket TV coverage is expected and old and new skiers alike will be inspired to have a go themselves and want to hit the slopes when the season opens in June. Queenstown accommodation providers are already receiving above average bookings for the 2010 season so booking early seems to be the way to go. Many Australians choose to fly direct to Christchurch and stay in Christchurch accommodation before taking the spectacular drive down to Queenstown. Skiing out of Christchurch is also second to none with the Mt Hutt ski field only one hours drive away and several other smaller fields like Porter Heights have great day skiing along the road to Arthurs Pass.
New Zealand is different to Australia in that there is little or no on snow accommodation. Queenstown and Wanaka provide the accommodation for the resorts of Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, Cardrona and Treble Cone and Christchurch provides the accommodation for the snow fields in the central region. In Queenstown and Wanaka, shuttle bus services run regular trips up and down the mountains to service the ski resorts. A great website to book all your accommodation and ski hire for the 2010 season is www.new-zealand-
The other big advantage of doing your skiing in New Zealand is that when yuo want a day off, there is always somewhere spectacular to go and visit or you can just visit the local wineries, restaurants, cafes or take a steamer ride on magnificent Lake Wakititpu.
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