Learning to ski and snowboard in New Zealand

New to the slopes this winter?  New Zealand resorts are the ideal place to learn to ski & ride, or to enhance your basic snow skills. All resorts offer experienced instructors, individual & group ski and snowboard lessons, on-mountain equipment hire and excellent terrain for beginners.

Lessons are a great place to start off, or brush up your skills. In New Zealand, ski and snowboard lessons are available for all ages and levels. They can be booked on the day or in advance online. If you’re not sure which type of lesson to book it’s always a good idea to check with the friendly staff at the resort. They’ll be able to recommend the best option for you.

Each of the different resorts offers a variety of terrain for beginners, so you are able to learn and then advance to different terrain levels.  In the table below you can see the different terrain varieties to help suit a beginner and groups with different levels:

Resort Beginner Terrain Intermediate Terrain Advanced Terrain
Cardrona 25% 55% 20%
Coronet Peak 25% 45% 30%
Mt Dobson 25% 50% 25%
Mt Hutt 25% 50% 25%
Ohau 20% 50% 30%
Porters 15% 35% 50%
TheRemarkables 30% 40% 30%
Roundhill 20% 45% 35%
Treble Cone 10% 45% 45%