Found on the north-west tip of New Zealand South Island, Nelson is a hub for outdoor activity. It’s also home to the Nelson Lakes ski area and is an excellent base to visit St Arnaud or the popular Rainbow ski area.
A ski vacation in Nelson is made all the better by the inclusion of some quality accommodation. Nelson New Zealand accommodation has something for all budgets and tastes: try a hotel in Nelson, or a nearby St Arnaud resort for the ultimate in luxury. New Zealand ski accommodation is known for its world-class quality, and nowhere is this seen more than in Nelson Lakes.
There are many quality ski runs in the Nelson Lakes district. The Rainbow ski area is one of the most picturesque ski areas in New Zealand, and is also an excellent venue for snowboarding. The area is about 90 minutes away by car from Nelson, and contains excellent facilities and terrain. Most of the ski runs in the area offer ski hire if you don’t have skis with you.
Make sure your ski holiday isn’t ruined by you losing your way or getting caught in a storm: always take a New Zealand map along, and make sure to check the weather before you go. That way, New Zealand travel will be easy and carefree.
After visiting Nelson Lakes it might be worth doing some more travel around the New Zealand South Island – check out the ski slopes in Hanmer springs, marvel at the beauty of the Remarkables, or simply take it easy in a Queenstown ski resort.
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There are many quality ski runs in the Nelson Lakes district.
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