Winter is the season when the stunning Mackenzie landscapes turn white and ski lovers of all abilities find a new home on the boutique fields of the region.
On the Snow
The key difference between experiencing snow and winter in the Mackenzie region compared to other New Zealand destinations is the uncrowded space and friendly personal approach of the locals you will meet on the slopes. The spectacular backdrops provide the ideal slopes for learners, seasoned professionals or those that like to explore the off-piste terrain.
The Mackenzie region has two boutique ski areas all surrounded by stunning scenery:
The Mackenzie region has many ways to enjoy winter without giving your muscles a workout and plenty of methods to relax after a day on the slopes. Ride the snow tubes or take a dip in the hot pools at Tekapo Springs. The clear winter days are perfect for scenic flights and the nights for spectacular stargazing.