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South IslandWanaka RegionWanaka

Epic snow tours in the Southern Alps of New Zealand. Whether you are a seasoned, well travelled rider, or brand new to the mountains and snow sports - we've got the goods to get you stoked!

Based in the stunning alpine town of Wanaka, NZ Snow Tours are the original creators of personalised snow holidays in the South Island of New Zealand.

This year will be our 11th year running the best snow tours in the Southern Alps. With all our experience we know what makes a great ski holiday! Our expert team of skiers and snowboarders are passionate about creating an ultimate ski and board experience for all of our guests. From the moment you land, until the moment you leave, you can be sure that you are in the hands of professionals.

We understand that people want different things from a ski or snowboard trip, so we tailor all of our packages to meet the specific needs of our individual guests. Offering great accommodation options, airport transfers, and daily mountain transport, we have designed our packages so that everything is taken care of.

In addition, our fantastic on snow hosting service, flexible lift passes, and unrivaled local knowledge, ensure that you make the most of your New Zealand winter holiday. After all, perfection is in the details - and we believe in perfection.

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44 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 1 of 4.

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Kathy Torzsok

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

NZ Snow tours and particularly Bob (snow guide and sports person extraordinaire) and Paula (trip organiser extraordinaire) were fantastic. Between them there is nothing that could have been done better or with a bigger smile - even my skiing improved!

Everything in their control was organised impeccably, as agreed and on time. My fellow group members both in the July and August trips, who I did not know previously, were a pleasure to travel and ski with.

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Sarah Baxter

United States

Ranking: 10/10

The best trip ever. Paula and our guide Bob made our trip an experience we will always remember. Everything was perfectly organized from our hotels, choice of ski areas and suggestions for restaurants, sightseeing etc. We will return! Sarah and Greg Baxter, USA

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Bert Roy

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Aloha from Hawaii! My first trip to South Island, I think south is better than north and it's because I was able to hook up with Paula and Bob! I didn't have to worry about anything and was taken care of from beginning to end. I came one day earlier and Paula set me up with with hotel and snowboard trip AWESOME!!! My group had Kewi/Canadian/Australian and me one Hawaiian, Bob our guide made us feel great, and now I have new friends. Next trip I'm bringing family and will definitely call Paula and Bob NZ Snow Tours! Again big MAHALO to Paula and Bob!

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Eddy Bussiere

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

I’m still disappointed that I had to get on a plane returning to Canada at the end of my two ski weeks in NZ. Such an awesome experience thanks to Paula & Bob at NZ Snow Tours. Paula had everything taken care of right from day one and our guide, Bob, never let any of our ski days be anything less than stellar. The Ohau ski day had to be the best day I’ve ever had (11/10).

Thanks to both of you.

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June Fang

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

The team was amazing, I could not fault it. Paula assisted me in organizing the trip, and her organization is absolutely professional. Travel with small children is a big challenge but she made my job so simple. They ensured we were all satisfied from the activities for all different age groups and my family all got entertained.
They indeed took care of everything, all we did was to show up and get up really early in the morning. A big thanks to our guide / driver, Katie, who really looked after us and assisted us in every way.
I love the team and I will recommend to everybody especially with small and big kids families, parents can finally get a rest.

Thank you team

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Carolyn Hobson

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

I am only one week back from my outstanding holiday with Paula and four fellow guests, and already I hope I have persuaded two more Kiwis to enjoy this most excellent ski holiday in their own country!
While living in Europe I enjoyed Club Med ski holidays and never thought I would find the same level of service - Kiwi style - here at home.
Paula's enthusiasm and expertise greeted us every morning, and made our every trip up and down the mountains a doddle for us - chains were no problem at all. And then she encouraged us and guided us all over the ski fields - with Ohau being the standout.
And the fantastic service didn't stop there - Paula made sure we knew about all the best places to eat each evening, and she made our equipment rentals and purchases easy.
Finally we basked in the warmth and respect with which Paula was greeted wherever we went.

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Nigel Garrard

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

We have just compelted an excellent week in Wanaka, all arranged by NZ Snow Tours. Paula was the consumate professional in organising everything for us pre-trip, answering all my questions and attending to every detail. From the pick up at Queenstown, to the equipment, transfers to the mountain, lessons, lift passes, jet boat rides, accommodation and everything else, Ruth was excellent and made our whole trip experience very special. No doubt at all, we would recommend NZST and will definitely be using them again. Thanks Ruth, Paula and team for a wonderful experience.

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Joanna

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Everything was great from the pick up at Christchurch Airport right until the drop off back at Christchurch Airport. The skiing was amazing, the accommodation lovely, the group was great and our guide (Simon) worked hard to make sure everyone was comfortable and enjoyed themselves. I'd recommend NZ Snow Tours to anyone!

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Kylie McShanag

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

From the moment we arrived in Queenstown everything was taken care of. Angela and Richie our absolutely fantastic hosts at NZ Snowtours made sure we felt right at home, nothing was a problem. Our accommodation was really comfortable and spacious as we were part of a group of 13, the kids had space to run and be kids outside. We were safely taken each day up to the mountains to ski and every ability was catered for, from lessons to runs on the slopes, including more challenging runs for the willing.
As well as some sight seeing and not to mention great restaurant recommendations, everything was easy for us.
Thanks guys for such a great time, we really enjoyed meeting you and learning more about beautiful New Zealand, we can't wait to come back for some more action packed fun!

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Alex Chung

Hong Kong

Ranking: 10/10

Absolutely First Class service! My sincere thank you to Angela, Simon and especially Paula, who has not only made my first ever trip to NZ an unforgettable and amazing one with their down to earth, (super) friendly Kiwi hospitality but also their professionalism in their service. Their package - everything from accommodation, transport, and arrangement at the snowfields mean only one thing - you only need to arrange your air-ticket and everything else will be thoughtfully arranged by NZ Snow Tours. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Paula, who seems to know every snowboard instructor at the snowfield and is hence in the best position to pick the BEST personal instructor for you. This was my first proper learning at snowboarding and thanks to Paula and the best instructors she had carefully selected for me, I had already made huge improvements in my snowboarding skills. New Zealand reminds me of its stunning natural scenery, and NZ Snow Tours - Paula, Angela and Simon remind me of their professionalism and thoughtfulness in making my snowboarding trip as one of the best memories in my life.

You know what? I won't even bother looking for a different snow tour agent when I come back to NZ to snowboard this year, because NZ Snow Tours has really impressed me with their professionalism and the great Kiwi spirit!

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Mary-Alice

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Five stars, start to finish! Being unfamiliar with New Zealand and fairly new to skiing, I had many questions, all of which Paula patiently answered over several weeks of back and forth emails. It was as though I already had a friend in New Zealand before I even arrived! I felt less like a tourist and more like a welcomed visitor. Paula, Simon, and Angela offered endless tips and advice, right down to the best bread to buy at the supermarket! Although traveling by myself, I never felt truly alone. Not to mention I skied on terrain that I would previously have considered to be beyond my ability, and that I never would have tried had I been on my own. All of which Paula made sure was documented with incredible photography. And my accommodation at the Te Wanaka Lodge was fantastic - beautiful while still managing to be comfortable and personal. Would love to return!

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ALAN MOLTON

United States

Ranking: 9/10

When I first started looking on the internet for tour companies to snowboard in New Zealand, I came across NZ Snow Tours. What caught my interest was that unlike other snowboard tour companies, NZ Snow Tours offered different types of South Island tours and more selection of dates. When I first contacted them on line, Paula Mitchell got back to me very quickly and immediately suggested we talk on the telephone. I was very impressed with her enthusiasm and all the information that Paula gave me. Just based on my conversation with Paula, I made the decision that NZ Snow Tours was the company that I wanted to book with. For my tour, Paula provided me with a range of options for what type of accommodation and the price range of each. In addition as I wanted to stay for the NZ Winter Games, Paula also arranged my lodging for this also. The Lake Wanaka Lodge which I chose worked out quite well for me. While the conditions on the slopes were not the best on our tour, Paula's friendly and enthusiastic demeanor along with our group's positive outlook made the trip FUN. Having not been to New Zealand before and not knowing what to expect, I really appreciated having NZ Snow Tours doing the driving up and down the mountains. Based on my experience with Paula, I highly recommend NZ Snow Tours for hitting the mountains in New Zealand.

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John Paxinos

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

One of my life goals was to ski the South Island and after cancelling twice, this year I finally made it. Everything exceeded my expectations. Paula, Simon and Angela at NZ Snow Tours were just brilliant. Fabulous attention to detail and always looking for ways to extent the experience. They quietly managed the whole day in a way that meant we were constantly challenged and extended and always seemed to be tackling new and interesting challenges.
The best thing was spending each day following expert skiiers as they found the best runs and showed us their secret places.
And they took heaps of photos that made me look like a much better skiier than I actually am!
Living in Wanaka for two weeks was amazing - surely one of the most beautiful places on earth.
In fact it is Middle Earth!
Can't recommend these guys highly enough.