Skiing New Zealand

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Queenstown is a major centre for snow sports in New Zealand. People from all over the country, and many parts of the world travel to ski at the four main mountain skifields:
Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, Cardrona and Treble Cone

[edit] About skiing in New Zealands' South Island

Coronet_Peak_webcam.jpg
Above is Queenstown.nets' webcam image of Coronet Peak near Queenstown New Zealand

Overview

New Zealands ski season is from approximately Mid June to the end of September.
There are a large number of ski areas scattered throughout New Zealands' South Island,
These range from Rainbow which is just south of Nelson, to the Remarkables near Queenstown.
These ski areas are a mixture of club and commercial fields.

Queenstown based skiing

Queenstown is New Zealands' premier ski town.
From there one can access all the Skiing and Helliski within the South Island of New Zealand.

[edit] Mount Hutt from Queenstown

Fly to Mount Hutt from Queenstown with Glenorchy Air.
Flight duration: 1 hour 20 minutes, each way.
Flight departure from Queenstown Airport: 8.50am
ETA at Mount Hutt Airfield 10.10am
ETA at Mount Hutt Skifield: (heli) 10.20am (road) 10.40am
ETD from Mount Hutt Skifield: (heli) 3.40pm (road) 3.15pm
Flight departure from Mt Hutt Airfield: 4.00pm
Flight arrival at Queenstown Airport: 5.20pm
Price per person with ski gear: $780pp

Helicopter from airfield to Mount Hutt is approx $100 per person

Note, from August 1st departure and arrival times increase by 30 minutes

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