If you’ve been looking for an epic guided snow tour in New Zealand for the winter months, look no further.

The team at Haka Tours have packaged up the dream trip across the South Island’s best ski towns and mountains, perfect for every kind of skier and boarder – whether you’re new to the slopes or an experienced snow lover.

Best of all, this tour is serious value for money. With 10% off all July departures, it comes in at about $330* a day, covering everything you could need for the dream ski adventure.

Here are five reasons why this is the best-value ski tour to be found over the ditch in Aotearoa.

1. The all-inclusive deal

Skiing Mt Hutt. Photo: Supplied

From just NZD$2699 (that’s about AUD$2490), this eight-day tour covers your accommodation, lift passes, transfers, mountain transport, guides and even breakfast.

Everything is organised for you, ensuring a hassle-free experience. So you get all the perks of bedding down in the most convenient accommodation spots, having the most fun on the slopes and being driven to all the must-see destinations… without having to lift a finger beyond hitting ‘book’ on the tour. 

Best of all, the tour caps at 16 people, keeping the numbers small to ensure a tight-knit crew.

2. Ski six, yes six, different mountains

Ski six different resorts. Photo: Supplied

Your tour covers Christchurch, Lake Tekapo, Ohau, Wanaka and Queenstown. That means you get to ski the following…

  • Mt Hutt, with 365 skiable hectares offering something for everyone
  • Ohau, a must-ski spot known as a “true NZ club experience”
  • Treble Cone, spread out over three large basins with spectacular views
  • Cardrona, with wide-open slopes, steep chutes and awesome terrain parks
  • Coronet Peak, with a variety of terrain looking over jaw-dropping views
  • The Remarkables, with unforgettable runs and fun to be had

And don’t forget all six of your lift passes are included in the tour price.

3. Additional options available

The Kawarau Bridge Bungy

Need ski or snowboard equipment, or clothing? How about lessons to get you comfortable on the slopes again?

Or maybe you want to go jet boating, explore Milford Sound, head out on a 4WD tour, try bungy jumping or a canyon swing? Or bed down in a private room along the tour?

It’s all a possibility with Haka Tours. There’s flexibility to tailor this tour to your preferences and enhance your experience with whatever’s going to make your trip best for you – just add them on at the cart when you book in online.

There’s even the option to go heli-skiing for a day once you’ve found your ski legs at all the different resorts.

4. Expert guides included

Stoked on the slopes. Photo: Supplied

All that scenery and snow is made better when you add seasoned guides, who are passionate about snow sports and have extensive experience both locally and internationally.

They’ll also show you around some of the unforgettable attractions between resorts, such as Lake Tekapo’s International Dark Sky Reserve, and the adventure activities and fun of beautiful Queenstown.

Once you get to the mountains, they can also point you in the right direction for each resort depending on snow conditions, and advise which areas or runs will be best suited for your ability and interests.

5. Did we mention all that planning is done for you?

Beautiful Queenstown. Photo: Destination Queenstown

Enjoy the most stress-free eight days with everything sorted for you. Bed down in their choice of accommodation, eat the breakfast Haka has sorted for you, then jump on the bus to be delivered right to the base of the chairlift. With snow on the ground and fresh groomers in front of you… all you have to worry about is what run you’re going to ski first.

If you’re ready to book the best-value ski tour in New Zealand, just click here to get started. Selected departures require just a $99 deposit to secure your spot.

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