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Ski Holidays and Snowboarding Trips

Group ski holidays and snowboarding trips with Contiki provide the perfect marriage of thrills and serenity. Hit the slopes by day, apres with your fellow snow-seekers at sundown and sleep in stylish, comfortable and local chalets, hotels or gasthofs. Whether seasoned pro or a total beginner, there’s no better way to experience some of the world’s best pistes.

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Group ski holidays and snowboarding trips with Contiki provide the perfect marriage of thrills and serenity.

One minute you’ll be carving up the slopes with all of the blood-pumping winter sports action you could wish for, the next you’ll be snuggling up indoors with a hot drink, gazing into backdrops of pure, ethereal white in some of the most beautiful locales in the world.

If you don’t have anyone to travel with, but still want to experience some of that winter adrenaline, we’ve got you covered. Our group ski trips include many solo travelers and lots of group activities, allowing you to enjoy the slopes with fun, like minded young people and make awesome friendships along the way. So whether you’re interested in a ski trip in Austria or to go snowboarding in New Zealand, our tours have everything you need for the ideal winter getaway.


What time of year can you ski in New Zealand?
As New Zealand rests in the Southern Hemisphere, so the resorts tend to open in winter - late June to early July. However, the best time of year to go is August to September, where you'll find the best snow coverage, less crowds and peak snowfall.

Can you ski all year round in New Zealand?
No, the longest ski seasons are in Turoa and Whakapapa and they finish in the 3rd week of October. However, as New Zealand is in the Southern Hemisphere, you could do a ski season in one of Europe's many winter resorts, fly over to New Zealand and do it all over again, allowing you to find fresh powder all year round.

Where can you ski in NZ?
New Zealand has some of the best ski fields in the world. Some of the best spots are at Christchurch and Canterbury, Queenstown and Wanaka, Mount Cook and the Central North Island.

Where is the best place to ski in New Zealand?
New Zealand has an incredible ski culture, and there are plenty of places to enjoy some wintry slopes. Some of our favourites are Turoa, which allows you to ski down an active volcano - Mt Ruapehu - Whakapapa on the North Island and Treble Cone on the South.

Where does it snow in New Zealand?
You can see snow on the mountains in the North Island, but true wilderness runs riot on the South Island, such as on the majestic Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers.

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