Driving with a Campervan: Finding the Perfect Place to Ski

We always feel contented and happy when we do things we love the most. Gliding and jumping over the snow give us the feeling of warmth despite the snow’s coldness. Yes, I’m talking about skiing. Skiing is everything about how you face the snow-covered grounds. It might seem a dangerous hobby or sport since you are prone on falling or stumbling. Nevertheless, if you grasp the basics of skiing, you’ll definitely love it. Falling on the snow-covered grounds is just a part of loving how to ski. If you want to experience skiing, then you’d better find great skiing spots in New Zealand along with your campervan.

New Zealand is not only a country full of cows and milk. It has developed a good reputation of one of the greatest skiing spots globally. Skiing is a great sport for the adventurous. If you want to have a thrill, skiing in New Zealand is the right decision. Get moving and start skiing this holiday season, and pack your skiing gear inside your campervan. Let us all have a nice happy skiing trip in one of these places:

Mt. Ruapehu

Do you have the courage to ski on a mountain? Mt. Ruapehu can give you that chilling skiing experience. Located at the Central North Island of New Zealand, you can ski either on Mt. Ruapehu’s northern side or southern slopes.

Enjoy a campervan scenic ride as you drive along the tough path of Mt. Ruapehu. Mt.Ruapehu has two commercial skiing sites you can choose from; namely, Whakapapa and Turoa. Whakapapa is the country’s biggest skiing field since it contains big basins in which you can perform wide skiing runs. Have a glide and slide in Turoa if you prefer to ski in a terrain park with wide open bowls.

Mt. Cook

Want another place to ski on? Start your campervan engine and drive towards Mt. Cook. It is just a few hours’ campervan tour from Christchurch. Mt. Cook contains one of the most beautiful sceneries in New Zealand. You will be amazed on how the trees and water sparkle with the icy snow.

Get your gear from your campervan and begin gliding at the place while you watch the sceneries. As for beginners, Mt. Cook has a very gentle slope that can guide you in your first skiing experience. You will be embraced by Mt. Cook’s awesomeness. Learn how to ski and at the same time, have a splendid sightseeing trip!


Queenstown is another perfect skiing spot. It upholds to its name for being the queen and adventure capital of New Zealand. If you go at Queenstown with your campervan to ski, there are several skiing areas you can choose from like Lake Wanaka, Cardrona and Treble Cone.

New Zealand’s adventure capital is built for the enjoyment of people. Skiing is just one of the delightful activities you can do at Queenstown on the right season.

Pack up and your things and get your campervan ready for a remarkable ride. Ski to your heart’s content and explore the wondrous places of New Zealand with your best buddy on the road – a campervan.

Jack Kent

About Jack Kent

Jack Kent loves the outdoors and nothing is more enjoyable than driving his Britz campervan around the North and South islands of New Zealand. When Jack isn't driving his motorhome around, he is drinking beers with his mates, mountain biking through country New Zealand and blogging about what New Zealand has to offer.

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