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Snow Explorer

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5 Based on 1 Review
  • duration 5 days
  • tour type Group Request as private
  • age requirement 18-99 yrs
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-36577
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Starts Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Ends Christchurch, New Zealand
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Five Days of Offpiste Heaven
  • All the Good Stuff Included
  • Untamed Terrain = Unparalleled Winter Vacation
The "Snow Explorer" tour starts and ends in Christchurch. It is an explorer trip that takes 5 days taking you through Springfield, Craigieburn and Christchurch in New Zealand. "Snow Explorer" is a guided group tour that includes accommodation, meals and others.

If you’re an intermediate to advanced skier or snowboarder looking for an epic guided snow tour in New Zealand, stop your search! We have the south islands hidden winter gems all packaged up for you! Our expert guides will show you the ropes on the beautifully uncrowded slopes in this five-day snow tour.

We’ll sample four mountains: Porters Alpine Lodge, Broken River, Mt Olympus/Temple Basin and Craigieburn. While these names may not be familiar now, we guarantee by the end of your trip they’ll be the only thing you’ll want to talk about!

Club Fields are small, private or family-owned ski areas where you can get into the snow with minimal fuss and maximum fun. The areas we take you to on this tour are not ski resorts. You won’t find massive crowds here but you will find off-piste heaven and some of the best ski fields in NZ. Just ask your guide! They won’t disagree!.

Running between July and September, this tour starts and ends in Christchurch. The tour ventures to some of the best Christchurch ski fields. It’s best suited to intermediate to advanced skiers and snowboarders as you’ll be using nutcrackers and rope tows to climb the slopes at most locations. But don’t let this put you off – our expert snow guides are on hand to help, and most people adjust to using these tools after just a couple of runs.

We’ve got everything organised: your transport and transfers to the mountains, your accommodation, lift passes, breakfast, two dinners and your tow gear. If you want to add on any extras like equipment hire or accommodation upgrades, that’s easy! Just click the add-on options when you book the tour and we’ll sort it! We will have you on the South island ski fields, some of the best ski fields in NZ in no time at all!

Beginners – our Snow Safari Tour is more suited to your needs, but keep this tour in mind for when you’ve reached intermediate level!

N.B. With this tour hitting the NZ Ski Club Fields, you are recommended to purchase travel insurance which includes "adventure" activities.
  • Day 1 Christchurch to Springfield | Porters
  • Day 2 Springfield | Broken River
  • Day 3 Springfield to Craigieburn | Mt Olympus/Temple Basin
  • Day 4 Craigieburn
  • Day 5 Craigieburn to Christchurch
  • 4 nights high-end hostel accommodation (dorm share as standard)
  • Continental breakfasts every day
  • Two dinners
  • We provide everything you need for the ultimate, stress-free time on the snow in New Zealand;
  • 5 lift passes to 4 different mountains
  • Tow protection gloves and harnesses
  • Any international flights to/from Christchurch are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Snow Explorer tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
5 - Excellent
Based on 1 review
  • Anonymous
  • On Aug 20 2019
5 - Excellent
For the true snow junkie
This tour is one for the true snow junkie. The snow fields visited on this trip are smaller, off-the-beaten-path club fields. Although these fields have some of the best powder in all of New Zealand, most of them only provide... Read more
REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
  • Personal Itinerary can be tweaked and customized.
  • Protected Travel within your own bubble.
  • Professional Access our Travel Specialists' insider knowledge.
  • Privacy Enjoy a tour focused solely on you or your travel group.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Snow Explorer tour. You can cancel the tour up to 45 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 44 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 18 November 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 18 November 2022, a deposit of 57 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 44 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Snow Explorer tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Snow Explorer tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Guests are requested to follow the hygiene guidelines from WHO including the regular washing of hands. Hand sanitiser will also be readily available on tour
  • Implemented COVID-19 Protocols
If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.
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