Skiing on the Southern Alps

SKIING ON THE SOUTHERN ALPS – Jackson’s Retreat back yard!

Temple Basin Ski Field – 20 min drive East of Jackson’s Retreat

Ungroomed ski and snowboarder’s paradise in Arthur’s Pass National Park, New Zealand.

Craigieburn Valley Ski Area – 1hr drive East of Jackson’s Retreat. Located in the heart of New Zealand’s Southern Alps, where the ups are good, and the downs are even better. Steep narrow chutes, wide open powder bowls, uncrowded runs or just a place to take it easy in the awesome vista of the Craigieburn Range. If you are an advanced or expert rider then skiing The Big One at Craigieburn is your holy grail!

Mount Cheeseman is a club snowfield in New Zealand’s South Island, near the town of Springfield, about an hour and a half from Christchurch. Situated in a south-east-facing basin, it features two T-bar lifts and one learner tow.