Skiing After Dark
Once considered a novelty, night skiing is now ever popular at such resorts as Coronet Peak near Queenstown in the South Island. Lit by floodlights, you can board or ski on Friday and Saturday nights from sunset until 9 p.m. and watch the lights twinkle across town below. Coronet Peak's bars and restaurants stay open late, and some offer live entertainment. You can also night ski at New Zealand's premier cross-country ski area, Snow Farm. Just about 20 miles from Wanaka, Snow Farm features its “Full Moon Fondue” experience, during which guests cross-country ski or snowshoe with a guide and then head to the bar for fondue.
By Guy Needham, AFAR Local Expert