New Zealand's best ski pass deal: half price 3 Peaks Pass

snow action team 07.01.2019

New Zealand’s best ski pass deal is back with an “Early Earlybird” 50% off deal on NZski’s 3 Peaks Pass. Yes, you pay just $NZD 649 to ski & ride all 2019 season at your daily choice of mighty Mt Hutt, classic Coronet Peak or the recently mega-upgraded truly Remarkables.

Coronter Peak view with mascot Oscar

Get to ski with Coronet Peak’s mascot Oscar all season for $NZD 649! © Nigel Kerr

But wait, there’s more: they have tossed in night skiing too at Coronet Peak, which is a Queenstown must do and the perfect lifestyle sync for coping with the crazy nightlife there.
Usually this is $62 when you pay on the night. There are 33 night ski nights in the season, and usually around 4 major concerts held at the base building that have no entry fee.

Unlike a lot of season pass deals, there are no blackouts – the NZSki 3 Peak Pass can be used any day, even during school holidays. That is especially great for families as the Youth Pass for 6 – 17 year olds in only $NZD 249 (under 6 are free).

For those who like first tracks – in the fresh when it snows or on the corduroy whenever – you can purchase a First Tracks add on season pass for $NZD 249 for lift access from 8-9am every day of the season. You can also pay per day at $37 for this option.

Using the season pass with the amazing range of accommodation deals on offer in Queenstown makes for great value skiing and riding.


Even better, NZski are part of Mountain Collective too, and the 3 Peak Pass gives you 50% off day lift passes at 16 other Mountain Collective Resorts, some of the best ski fields across five continents.

For those heading to Hokkaido’s #1 for powder, Kiroro, all 2019 3 Peak Season pass holders get to ski for free for the duration of their stay at Sheraton Hokkaido Kiroro Resort or The Kiroro.

Snow guns at Mt Hutt

Mt Hutt’s snowmaking guarantees a long season to use your super cheap pass! © Owain Price

If you just want to ski Mt Hutt then the deal is even more amazing: adults pays only $NZD 349 for all season, children 10 and under are FREE, and 11-17 year olds pay just $NZD 199 !
That is the cheapest big mountain ski pass deal in the Southern Hemisphere (the only deal to come close is the amazing season pass at Mt Baw Baw for $AUD 299), and these prices make the traditional cheap Kiwi ski option of the club fields look expensive by comparison – with their day ski rates around $NZD 80 – 90 as few as 5 clubbie days costs more than the Hutt season pass.

Mt Hutt has always been renowned for getting some incredible big dumps being so close to the Pacific Ocean, but the snowmaking system is amazing these days – last year it ran non-stop for the whole 3 days we were there early July, keeping early season conditions perfect. And they have recently opened with all lifts firing from day one. The spring skiing into October is the most reliable in Australasia too, making it a very viable School Holidays option then for Aussie visitors.

Methven has plenty of top value accommodation on offer, some good restaurants and friendly apres in this real working rural town that morphs into an international ski town for a few months each winter.


The best rates as above are valid for purchases by 31 January, 2019 and when you lock in early now you can pay this super earlybird off in six instalments. Check details and book at www.3peakpass.co.nz

Mt Hutt has multi level park set ups

Hutt is the perfect mountain to start and improve at © Owain Price