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South IslandWanaka RegionWanaka Township

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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Email: info@nzsnowtours.com

Websites: NZ Snow Tours
Haka Tours - our sister company

Phone: 021 029 35 114

Phone (intl): 1800 542 662

44 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 3 of 4.

tkirk82's avatar



Ranking: 10/10


Ange and Simon were so friendly and really accommodating. Nothing came across as being a hassle and I was amazed that someone was at the house every day without fail cooking us breakfast...what an easy way to wake up!

Thanks for making my, and our groups, experience such a great one...hoping to be back again sometime in the future


Reviewed about 8 years ago

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GlenH's avatar



Ranking: 10/10

Looked into a snow trip for 8 of us in NZ and were recommended NZ Snow Tours. I must say, this was an excellent choice. Simon and Ange were super friendly and knowledgeable.

From when they picked us up in Queenstown they were great to chat with. With breakfast cooked every day before venturing up to the best mountain for that day, you couldnt get a better start. The hassle free experience (the mountain drives can be nasty) of being taken to the mountains, meant your group could relax, or even sleep to and from the mountains.

Simon and Ange were very accommodating in stopping in Wanaka so we could get food to cook up in the awesome (and very new) lodge, or even waiting for us to get Red Star Burgers (try the mofo - its the best).

Their local knowledge and guide tips were great, and I must say a hike to the top of Treble Cone with Simon for some fresh lines was a trip highlight!

Great time, and thoroughly recommend NZ Snow Tours. I will be going back again.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

LyndonM's avatar



Ranking: 10/10

This is the best ever been on! Great people, great deal, great snow, so much fun.

Our first trip to the NZ snowfields was made so easy by our awesome tour guides.

It was so great to have someone with their inside knowledge of the area and the snowfields!!

Every day was an awesome day, even the rest day when they took some of the group jet boating :-)

What was also awesome is Simone and Ange were able to easily accommodate our group of varied skill levels and make sure we all had a fun time - certainly helps that they are snow sport experts!

By the way, Simon cooks a rad breakfast - a great start to the day!!

Can't wait to come back to NZ in search of the pow with NZ snow tours!!

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Soph707's avatar



Ranking: 10/10

We highly recommend NZ Snow Tours and look forward to our next adventure with them. 8 of us wanted to spend a week on the slopes in NZ. With some of us being on a very tight budget we did some serious searching for the best deal / best adventure! Luckily for us, Ange and Simon came highly recommended by another friend. It was easy from the get go as once we made the decision to book our trip with them – they handled the rest. We can’t believe how cheap the week was. Everything that was promised was delivered. We stayed in this amazing, huge, brand new lodge in Wanaka! We woke each morning to the smell of a fully cooked breakfast (thanks Simon!) Simon and Ange drove us to a different mountain each day which not only meant that we didn’t have to navigate our way around the steep, icy roads but it also meant that some of us could also have a Nanna nap on the way!
They gave us some very handy skiing / boarding tips – guided us around each resort, organized lessons for us if we wanted them. Drove us into town at night if we’re too lazy to walk. Drove us to Queenstown on our rest day for some adventure activities. Not to mention the airport transfers. Best of all they were so fun to hang out with for the week. They were both always really happy and made us feel very welcome. Nothing was too much to ask.
I would recommend NZ Snow Tours to anyone no matter what your skiing / boarding ability.
Everything is organized for you- however it isn’t at all a structured tour – every day is up to you, and Ange and Simon are there to make sure you have fun.
Thanks again for such a great week!!

Reviewed over 8 years ago

presel's avatar


United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Having come all the way from the UK summer to experience skiing in Wanaka for the first time, I was a bit apprehensive that the NZ Snow Tours experience wouldn't live up to the cost of the flights over here.

How wrong! Ange was an absolutely fantastic host for our week in Wanaka. I don't know she manages it but she was cheerful and warm and genuine despite a long week of driving us around, guiding us on the mountain and cooking us breakfast. The best part about NZ Snow Tours is how welcome Ange and Simon make you feel. So unlike other operators which make you feel like a total punter from the outset. None of that here.

We skied Cardrona, Treble Cone, Ohau and Coronet Peak all of which were excellent. The company of the other guests on the tour was a particular bonus, such a great week that I have already booked onto their Cragieburn tour!

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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yealmchev's avatar


New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

This is the best ski holiday I've had in years, I would absolutely recommend the NZ Snow Tours experience to anyone: skier, boarder, beginner, or expert. I've skied in many countries but never the NZ South Island so I was very excited and Ange didn't disappoint. With a mixed group of levels and disciplines she shepherded us around to the best conditions and ensured everyone was catered for and having a great time. It's obvious from day one that NZ Snow Tours love what they do, know the mountains, the industry - and all the important people. Thanks for a brilliant week Tour Leader, I'll definitely be back next year :)

Reviewed over 8 years ago

Mel's avatar



Ranking: 10/10

How could I not rate this experience 10/10? From the moment Simon and Ange happily picked us up from the airport - I knew we were in for an amazing time. Having never been to NZ before - we put our trust in our guides to show us around and they did not disappoint. Their local knowledge had us following the best snow around Ohau, Coronet, Cardrona and TC and expertly guiding us down the best runs for the day. Forever patient with our "faffing" around with bindings etc - It was more like boarding with mates than tour guides.

It was also the little details that made our trip so much more enjoyable. Being awoken in the morning by their friendly faces cooking up our morning feed...expertly chauffeuring us up the mountains...even Ange baking us brownies and a home made celery and blue cheese soup on arrival! The accomodation was also amazing. (Those heated tiles and electric blankets were the best!)

I would definitely recommend NZ Snow Tours to anybody thinking of visiting New Zealand. They take all the hassle out of the trip - so all you have to do is enjoy the snow!

Look forward to booking another tour soon!

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Lisa78's avatar



Ranking: 10/10

NZ Snow Tours were great. Angela and Simon showed us a fantastic time and took care of everything. They even gave me some tips to improve my riding.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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United States

Ranking: 10/10

NZ Snow Tours will take care of ya!!! My first trip down to NZ, and these guys made it even more enjoyable than it already was. I was there with a crew on a photo production, so we were 100% business, and these guys were right there with us. On time each morning, super pleasant through the day, unbelievably helpful in every aspect, and made sure we stayed on track for 5 hectic days of shooting... all done with a smile on their faces the whole way through! Simon, Angela, and their homeboy Tommy will take care of you, and make sure you have a good time while you're visiting the South Island. Look 'em up, and somebody buy those kids a beer for me!

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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lapcam's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

I had the opportunity to work with Simon and Angela at NZ snow tours on a special work related project we did in Wanaka. From the moment we were picked up at the airport to the moment they dropped us off we could not have felt better taken care of. These are truly genuine people who have a great deal of knowledge about New Zealand and winter sports. They were willing to enthusiastically help us out with anything from expert advice about skiing to helping clear up a visa issue. It was an honor to be able to spend time with them and I look forward to returning with my family and having Simon and Angela help us plan a wonderful vacation in beautiful New Zealand.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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United States

Ranking: 10/10

NZ Snow Tours did a great job hosting our photo adventure in and around Wanaka and Queenstown. A big thanks to Simon and Angela for locating and personally retrieving my lost luggage ASAP! I loved the deluxe chauffeured AWD vans that could hold all our stuff and get us there safe.
Thanks for hooking us up with the right people and burgers.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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caz916's avatar


Hong Kong

Ranking: 10/10

We joined the "South Island Safari" for an amazing 2 weeks. We went everywhere, Mt Cheeseman, Porters, Broken River, Treble Cone, Coronet, Cardrona, Remarkables, Ohau not to mention crazy golf.
Simon and Ange where great, extremely friendly and easy to get along with and both are really good cooks. They gave us all the inside knowledge at the resorts and showed us the best runs.

It was the best snowboarding trip I've been on, and I can't wait to go again!

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in August 2009

mazarg's avatar



Ranking: 10/10

I really didn't know what to expect when joining NZ snow tours for their Wanaka adventure week. However, the package put together by NZsnowtours was perfect. It really was all the fun of a boarding holiday with none of the hassle. The staff, Ange and Simon, felt more like your best mates, and their local knowledge meant we always ended up in the best location for snow on the day. We ended up going to Treble Cone, Coronet, Cardrona and Ohau - and feeling like we knew all the resorts best runs from the first lift up. I went as a solo traveler (after being let down by friends), but didn't feel like I was going solo. Highly recommended.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in August 2009