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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NZ snow tours are truly exceptional when it comes to professional yet personal service, advice and making the most of your days on he slopes (and not to mention off as well!)
I was on the Wanaka Adventure as a solo traveller and managed to meet great people, tackle terrain I wouldn't otherwise consider and had a truly fantastic time overall.
The crew is friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic about snow sports as well as sharing the best spots in New Zealand for riding. The itinerary is flexible to ensure you get on the slopes with the best conditions and the crew makes sure that you truly are enjoying your time by checking the size of your smile at the end of each day!
If you are looking for a personalised snow focused holiday, I sincerely recommend NZ snow tours for all the snow fix that you require when heading to South Island. I was so impressed that like many of the other reviews here, I look forward with travelling with them again - and the sooner the better!
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If you are thinking of a New Zealand ski trip – don’t think any longer just go ahead and book your tour with NZ Snow Tours. Our trip was EPIC. Simon and Ange were great hosts, very accommodating (they even picked us up at the airport) and fun too! With their insider knowledge we were able to ski at many different mountains and Simon made sure we always found the best snow.
Our accommodation was lovely – great breakfasts and very comfortable beds with a not-to-be missed barrel hot tub. Lots of great restaurants to choose from in Wanaka – from casual to upscale, at reasonable prices.
We have skied all over western Canada but the NZ experience is very unique and not to be missed. With NZ SnowTours, we got to see the best the area has to offer, we met some great people along the way and our skiing improved! We hope to come back as soon as the snow flakes align!
Mike and Mags
I spent 2 weeks skiing with Si in July 2011, spending a week in Craigie and a week in Wanaka. There is little more I can say than the following year I returned to spend 10 days skiing with Si and Ange in August 2012.
Si and Ange both go well out of their way to make sorting a holiday unbelievably easy - from booking accommodation, to picking you up personally from the airport when possible, to helping find the best deals on ski gear around town.
On the slopes, there is no-one I prefer to ski with than Si. The man is a legend. Knows all the back chutes and how to get the most fun from each mountain for the day's conditions. He and Ange will make sure riders of all levels will get lots of attention.
Both years the time I've spent with Si and Ange has been fantastic, and I will be heading back as soon as possible, most likely 2014 to hit the slopes hard with NZSnowTours.
I just spent another week in Craigieburn, Broken River, Porters, and Cheeseman with Si (August 2014). Epic snow, awesome skiing, great crew, fantastic week. Can't recommend them more.
I would definitely recommend NZ Snow tours and will definitely hit them up for my next NZ snowboarding trip. I loved the personalised approach that a small tour group bought and the fact that Ange and Simon didn't dictate that you have to go to x, y, z. Instead they do the research, tell us what each mountain is like, what the snow conditions are, make recommendations and let us make the decision. Ange and Simon are also great to board with :D. The day break in between to rest, check out Queenstown and go to the hot tub was a big plus. Would have been good if there was more snow off piste but some things just can't be helped!
We recently joined NZ Snow Tours on a 5 day tour (end July to early August) and it far exceeded our expectations. It goes without saying that Angela and Simon are what made the tour so awesome.
Their local knowledge of the ski areas, passion for skiing and overall helpfulness throughout the trip was greatly appreciated. Also, they are not in your face, and whilst it is an organised tour during the day there is plenty of time to do your own thing. They took the hassle out of getting up the mountain, deciding where to go each day - those little things that can really help you relax.
As skiers of differing levels, my husband and I were able to enjoy the company of other skiers of similar ability. The people on our tour were absolutely awesome and like minded in many ways. Very important!!.
Thanks Ange and Simon. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves (and most importantly relaxed and forgot about the everyday stresses). See you next year.
Danka and Alex, Croydon, SA.
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Great experience with the NZ snow tours team. They were organized, efficient, flexible and friendly. Perfect companions on the ski slopes in the most beautiful part of the world !
Like Arnold; "Aah'll be back"
Coming from the United States as a student, I was always interested in snowboarding the South Island of New Zealand. However, I knew nobody in New Zealand and had little knowledge of the terrain of the region. I did some research, and consulted NZ Snow Tours to setup the trip of a lifetime. NZ Snow Tours far exceeded my expectations throughout the duration of this weeklong trip. From being picked up at the airport, guided around on the mountains, and being taken home safely every day this trip was very unique and memorable. The tour guide's professional, yet friendly attitude gave me the safe assuring feeling which is priceless when traveling in a foreign country. I would definitely recommend NZ Snow Tours to anybody looking to explore the beautiful mountains of New Zealand. I definitely plan on booking with NZ Snow Tours on my next trip to Wanaka. Thanks guys!
A great tour for a solo traveller wanting to ski/board the slopes around Queenstown and Wanaka. Simon and Ang were fantastic hosts, and the personalised service was excellent, catering to all levels of experience. Great fun and company! Would highly recommend this tour.
Trip organised by fullon colleague named Griz. Should have known it would be extreme and out of my comfort zone. Ange met us at airport and delivered us safely to Flock Hill through fog, rain, earthquakes and bad singing.
Simon then took over and managed to guide all of us through the trials and tribulations of various abilities, nut crackers, snowed in roads, inaccessible snow fields non level pool tables and a lamb menu that needed to be revamped after a week. All in all a 10 out of 10 on Simon & Anges part but deducting 2 points for the weather. Throughly recommend and hope to repeat (without Griz)
NZ Snow Tours responds:
Glad you enjoyed it Ralph! Next time lets hope for slightly LESS snow (who would ever imagine hoping for that!)
Recently I spent a week with NZ Snow Tours on their craigieburn tour, and what an epic week! We were staying in a beautiful location at a relatively unknown location, castle hill, buried deep in the southern alps. I recall waking up to the birds chirping, opening the windows and realising I am surrounded by mountains and pine trees, what a perfect spot.
Whilst on tour we were hopping between the different club fields and smaller ski resorts. There are so many to choose from, so thankfully Simon and Angela are always looking to go to where the snow is best and tailoring their tour to their clients.
I would not hesitate to recommend these guys to anyone looking to explore New Zealands resorts or club fields.
Well what can I say, this was my third tour with NZ Snow Tours, & what a great service they supply. Hassle free skiing, no lift queues, no driving up those tricky mountain roads. The Craigieburn Tour is my favorite. Great club atmosphere with terrain to suit intermediate & above. The accommodation was a very warm & comfortable house in Castle Hill only minutes from the snow fields. Many thanks to Simon & Ange & there's no doubt I'll be back.
From the moment I booked in my trip with NZ Snow tours I knew It was going to be an awesome experience, and it didn't dissapoint. From being so accomadating for a first time NZ traveller and in only a week before departure. Ange and Simon run a great small group tour that accommadated to all levels of experience and their guiding and skiing experiernce really helped me to learn and ski terrain I never thought I would be able to with confidence and excitement. The accommadation in Wanaka is first class and perfect to relax after a hard day of skiing the best mountains of the south island. I give them a high recommendation for the traveller who want a trip that is just like skiing with mates.
Will def be back next year, for a month. the week was just not enough!
Thanks NZ SNOW TOURS, See you next year!!
Iv just spent 3 1/2 weeks with nzsnowtours, I havent got a bad word to say about them.
Si & Ange are so friendly and helpful, nothing was to much trouble for them, if you ask really nicely si will even carry your ski's and do your boots up for you in the morning ;0)
The accomodation in wanaka and cragiburn were brilliant, lovely clean warm houses and close to town (in wanaka). Well above my expectations.
All the time i was on the snow i felt i was improving. There guiding skills are first class if you want to be pushed they will do it in a relaxed un pressured way, if you want to cruize thats cool, you will still find yourself taking on runs you didnt think you could do by the end of the holiday.
Will i be back again?? Definatly!!
Thanks for an amazing holiday guys!
NZ Snow Tours responds:
Cheers Alex...we definitely look forward to seeing you again soon. You gotta be missing NZ by now?