in New Zealand

Skiing in New Zealand

Mount Hutt, just an hour and a half from Christchurch has some of the most dramatic skiing in the world, a doctor or nurse can enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery with the Pacific Ocean visible on the horizon.

New Zealand is a major skiing destination in the Southern Hemisphere, due to its high latitude, mountainous terrain, and well-developed economy and tourism industry.

There are several ski resorts on the North Island however most are found in the South Island. There are both major commercial resorts, and smaller intrepid and club skifields which provide access to affordable skiing for club members. There are also specialist backcountry skiing areas such as Mount Potts and Invincible Snowfields which provide heliskiing and snowcat skiing for adventure-seeking doctors or nurses.

Skiing and snowboarding are popular sports in New Zealand. The locations of the ski fields in relation to the bigger cities, predominantly Christchurch, make it achievable to head to the mountain in the morning, a nurse and doctor can have a great day on the slopes and be back in time for tea

There are plenty of ski hire shops both on the slopes and in the nearby towns and cities.

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