Meet the winner
Voted New Zealand’s best ski resort three years in a row at the 2015, 2016 and 2017 World Ski Awards, Canterbury’s own big mountain is known for its friendly Kiwi hospitality, spectacular views and wide, open terrain. The mountain has something to offer everyone. The beginner area is perfectly suited to novices with its gentle gradient and enclosed conveyor lift. More experienced skiers and riders love the choice of wide groomed slopes, superb off-piste and complete terrain park offering. Recent investment has simply upped the game. A major snowmaking upgrade in 2018 enabled the mountain to open with all lifts operational for the first time in over two decades. Add long seasons, huge vertical and impressive snow record into the mix and you have a one outstanding mountain – right in your back yard. There’s simply nowhere else quite like it.