Winter in the Southern Hemisphere has always been a novelty for those travelling to New Zealand from the other side of the world, and a day or two skiing added on to their travel plans during the 'Summer' months of June to August has become a must do. Word it seems, has gotten out. Now New Zealand is seeing more and more long haul travellers creating their travel plans around our winter season, and when you consider the stunning scenery, great snow conditions and distinct lack of queues that we all love so much, it should be no great surprise. [caption id="attachment_2237" align="aligncenter" width="295"] Skiing in New Zealand[/caption] Throw in to this already great recipe the fact that you can ski on an active volcano as well as glaciers in New Zealand, a lot of people are finding that the boxes for the perfect winter holiday are being ticked. Queenstown is undoubtedly the jewel in New Zealand winter crown, and being based there allows you access to four separate mountain resorts. There is an incredible amount of both gentle slopes and steep advanced runs on offer, a resort that is purely a dedicated terrain park and for the powder hounds, amazing heliski options which you'll find to be a lot easier on the pocket than most other places in the world. And of course the Apres Ski!  Queenstown is a resort town like no other in New Zealand, and it's numerous bars and restaurants offer more than enough to entertain you with it's buzzing apres scene...especially during the winter festival! Whilst Ski Independence don't currently offer New Zealand among our destinations, if you're going and looking for some summer time skiing there are some excellent ski packages available through 'Park Powder Piste' that focus on real progression on your next ski holiday and include daily tuition on the mountain.  Their inclusive packages  include not only quality equipment as standard, mountain passes and transfers, but also accommodation too. With a focus on customizing individual trips and passing on first hand local knowledge of great secret spots, we'd recommend getting in touch with them for an incredible New Zealand Ski trip.