The Best Ski Resorts in New Zealand
When it comes to the best slopes in New Zealand, it's a close call between Treble Cone, arguably the best ski resort in the South Island and Mount Ruapehu, the mighty volcano which provides just about the only skiing in the North Island. If you throw in the scenery factor, it's probably honours even.
Aoraki Mount Cook Ski Resort
The Aoraki/Mount Cook region features some of the country's highest mountains and most dramatic glaciers. Some individual heliski runs provide a vertical drop of as much as 1,500m. But a typical day's heliskiing would involve three or four descents totalling around 3,000m.
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Treble Cone Ski Resort Review
Long scenic cruising runs like Outer Limits, ungroomed descents like Sundance and New Zealand's first six-seater chair, a clutch of enjoyable chutes including Bullet, Shooter and Super Pipe. Boundary Ridge chutes and Powder Bowl chutes complete the menu. there are also two half pipes one natural and one man made.
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Mt Ruapehu Ski Resort
Ruapehu has three ski areas on it's slopes - two commercial resorts and a 'club field'. Turoa has some exciting terrain and the biggest vertical drop in Australasia - 72m (2,360ft).
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