New Zealand is a great place for beginners to learn to ski or snowboard. Every major resort has green (easy) runs and professionally certified ski instructors. Ski and snowboarding lessons are available for groups and individuals, and you can book them for one or multiple days. Gear can usually be hired on the mountain, and tow ropes and t-bar lifts are prevalent for assistance on the slopes. The best time for lessons is on weekdays when the resorts are less crowded. Children’s lessons are available everywhere, and kids packages often include lessons, a ski pass, and equipment rentals.
By Guy Needham, AFAR Local Expert
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