Whakapapa Resort rundown: Located on Mt Ruapehu’s north-western slopes in the heart of the North Island, Whakapapa is New Zealand’s largest ski area. It is also home to the nation’s premier beginners’ playground: Happy Valley, renowned for its expansive volcanic terrain, spectacular views of the Tongariro National Park, extensive beginner facilities and vibrant night skiing.
With New Zealand’s first cabin-style lift, the ‘chondola’, and a range of kids’ classes and facilities, Cardrona really is one of New Zealand’s best ski destinations, writes Helen Hayes.
Winter is approaching, and that means it is playtime for snow loving families in Australia and New Zealand. Helen Hayes gets the lowdown on what’s new this season at some of the major ski fields on both sides of the ditch. (more…)Read More