The best ski resorts in New Zealand

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The best place to ski in New Zealand is at Mt Hutt, about a 90-minute drive from Christchurch, according to the international judging panel of the World Ski Awards.

The World Ski Awards are the ‘Oscars’ of the global ski industry and judges chose Mt Hutt as New Zealand’s Best Ski Resort for 2016.

Top choice

Mt Hutt

Other nominees (not in order)

Cardrona Alpine Resort (between Queenstown and Wanaka)

Coronet Peak (Queenstown)

Ohau Snow Fields, (Southern Alps between Otago and Canterbury)

Porters (near Christchurch)

Roundhill (Lake Tekapo)

The Remarkables, (Queenstown)

Treble Cone (Wanaka)

Past winners

2016: Mt Hutt

2015: Mt Hutt

2014: Treble Cone

2013: Treble Cone

“Our guests, the majority of whom come from Canterbury and have been long-standing pass holders, feel a sense of ownership of the mountain. We love them as much as they love us!” — Mt Hutt Ski Area Manager James McKenzie receiving the 2016 award in Austria.

Source: World Ski Awards

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