When To Visit?

We operate from 01 July until 30 September each season.  There is no ‘best time’ to visit, as each part of the season offers something unique for a particular group of skiers or boarders.

The season usually kicks off properly in late June and carries on until mid-October, possibly longer depending on conditions. We target the central three-month period to ensure decent conditions for our guests. Here is a quick month-by-month run down of what happens when the snow comes to town.

 July Things well and truly going across the country in a good year. Smaller resorts and club fields usually open by now. NZ and Australian school holidays happen in the first half of July, which is great for parents and something you may wish to consider if you don’t want to be skittled by a runaway 7-year old on the learners’ slopes of the big resorts. Mid-winter conditions – cold, crisp days, good quality snow, magic.

 August Arguably, the snow aficionado’s favourite month. Big snow base, slightly longer days (meaning more time on the snow), mid-winter conditions moving into early spring, frequent powder dumps, settled weather. Can get fairly busy on the big resorts around the weekends because of the generally excellent conditions – this is when most Kiwis without kids tend to make their annual pilgrimage to the snow.

September A personal favourite of the Neon PomPom crew. Days are longer and sunlight stronger, however overnight temps are still sufficiently low to ensure great snow quality. Storms continue to deliver great new snow conditions, meaning you get that magic mix of spring weather with winter snow…it’s hard to beat. Great spring corn in the latter half of the month. The spring school holidays for NZ and Australia arrive in the latter third of the month.

 

 

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The Neon PomPom Guide to a Great NZ Ski Holiday

It’s a good idea to do a bit of research before committing to anything. To help you out, we have produced this handy guide to planning a ski trip in New Zealand. It covers pretty much everything you need to know about skiing and boarding in this unique part of the world.

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