Winter Snow and Sun
Frost-dried powder, sweeping bowls, slick half-pipes, black runs - whatever you seek in snow, Lake Wanaka, with a huge amount of skiable terrain, can match it.
A stable climate ensures crisp sunny winter days and reliable skiing all winter.
The world-class ski resorts of Cardrona and Treble Cone offer quality terrain, to suit absolute beginners and hard-core skiers alike. The Snow Farm , New Zealand 's only Nordic and cross-country ski area, has carefully groomed trails that snake across the high Pisa plateau. The Snow Park can offer boarders an adventure. A helicopter can fly you to the best slopes of the area for the heli-ski to remember.
More ski fields are just over the hill…if you could want more.
The Snow Festival and a series of spectacular evening events over winter, make Wanaka a fun place to stay. Wanaka sparkles with both fun and daring.
At the Big Air Competition the world's best extreme skiers and snowboarders bring their outrageous aerial skills to town. Restaurants and bars are all in tune with après ski.
For children of all ages, Wanaka in winter offers plenty to do. For those younger, whether building snowmen, seeing the latest movie, or a long list of adventure activities, there is a heap to do. Both ski fields have crèche facilities.