Intrepid and Club Skiing in New Zealand
New Zealand's long and proud history of fun in the snow can be seen by the sheer number of Club and intrepid ski areas operating today.
North Island – Club & Intrepid Ski & Snowboard AreasMt Ruapehu
’s Whakapapa and Turoa ski fields may be where all the crowds head, but with crowds come queues, so ski some clean powder on these two lesser-known North Island ski fields. Tukino ski field
is a hidden gem, located on the eastern slope of Mt. Ruapehu, it’s often where social clubs head to manage larger groups or to facilitate skiing lessons.
Located on the slopes of beautiful Mt. Taranaki is the Manganui Ski Area
. With access to large and small half pipes as well as a terrain park, this ski area attracts intermediate to advanced snowboarders and skiers.
South Island – Club & Intrepid Ski & Snowboard Areas
Perfect for those wanting to escape the crowds or keep their costs down,eight clubs are operating in the South Island alone with most of theintrepid areas being family operations.Rainbow ski area
, Nelson Lakes
Mt Lyford – Waiau, KaikouraHanmer Springs ski areaTemple Basin ski area
, Arthurs PassCraigieburn ski area
, Arthurs PassBroken River ski area
, Arthurs Pass
Porters ski areaMt Cheeseman, Fairlie, Mackenzie Country
Mt Olympus, Fairlie, Mackenzie CountryFox Peak
, Fairlie, Mackenzie Country
Mt Dobson, Fairlie, Mackenzie Country Roundhill ski area
, Mackenzie CountryOhau ski field
, Mackenzie CountryAwakino ski field
, Waitaki District
By Sarah McMullan - June 2013