Here at Explore Wanaka we have personalised packages and custom tours to suit you.

We have passionate local hosts who have over 20 years of experience in these mountains and who are stoked to show you their amazing back yard.

We will organise the best resort for you on the day and the most suitable runs to suit your riding style and ability. From powder filled lines and user friendly free-ride terrain to the immaculate half pipes and terrain parks. Just enjoy shredding the mountain in its natural form, riding from top to bottom! - That's easy and we will happily create a fun environment to do that! We know Wanaka's best kept secrets and stashes on the hill - and would love to share some of them with you.

 Our package tours are listed below. With our custom tour you can simply be picked up from your accommodation and taken to your chosen resort on the day, get private hosting with Will Jackways, if you want us to organise any extras or specifics such as heli boarding, airport transfers and off-snow activities this can also be arranged.  

Our snow tours go to Cardrona, Treble Cone and Ohau. Each is uniquely special in its own way. Cardrona has world renowned free style facilities combined with rolling fun terrain and some steep slopes to please the more adventurous. Treble Cone is incredibly spectacular, perched above beautiful Lake Wanaka, with some of New Zealand's steepest terrain mixed with fun gully shoots and open bowls. Ohau is a smaller, less commercial, resort that gives you a true kiwi experience with great hiking access and fun terrain. The combination of these three resorts creates a truly rounded NZ snow holiday with a good mix of what's on offer here.

We look forward to sharing this unique part of the world with you and creating your ultimate winter holiday!


One Week Package 


Experienced local host

7 nights accommodation at a 3 - 5 star hotel

5 day lift passes to chosen resorts (Cardrona, Treble Cone, Ohau)

Airport transfer and mountain transport from your accommodation

Off-snow activity day 


Single person (joining in another group)  $3500 pp

For 2 people or more from $3000 pp

For four or more from $2900

Private tour from $4300 pp


Three Day Package


Experienced local host

3 nights accommodation at a 3 - 5 star hotel

2 day lift passes to chosen resorts (Cardrona, Treble Cone,Ohau)

Airport transfers and mountain transport from your accommodation

 Off snow activity day


Individual person (joining in another group) from $1450pp

For 2 people or more from $1300pp

Private tour from $2100 pp

Custom Package

Please inquire and we'll happily discuss your itinerary pricing options 



Cardrona is without doubt New Zealand's most progressive and world class training facility for free style skiing and snowboarding. It boasts a massive amount of rider friendly terrain with options for all and includes 2 half pipes and numerous terrain parks.

Not just a freestyle resort, 'Cardies' on a 'pow' day is legendary! Score it on its day and it's as fun as anywhere in the World! Its accessibility to Wanaka makes it a real favourite for locals and visitors alike! Combine that with international events and this really is a mountain that stand outs from the rest!

Cardrona is family-friendly and caters to all abilities and with facilities to compliment there's truely nothing that compares. Come experience and you will see!



Treble Cone

Treble Cone has, without doubt, one of the best views from a ski field anywhere in the world - hands down! - We may be a little biased as we live in Wanaka but we'd be very surprised if you disagree! Treble Cone, or TC as its more commonly known, is a free rider's dream and has to be at the top of any winter travellers list.

With natural terrain as far as the eye can see and options galore, this is the place to be for any rider wanting a good freeride challenge, to rip the chutes, to drop in to a powder bowl or to hike the summit!  Do any of these and you'll be getting the ultimate TC experience!

A day at TC rivals an amazing day anywhere in the world. It's got a great friendly atmosphere, the mountain is open and wide, and along with the breath-taking view this place needs to be experienced to be believed!



Ohau is one of the beautiful hidden gems tucked away in the Southern Lakes region. It's been a long-time favourite at Explore Wanaka for good reason.

Ohau has that small club feel with a friendly family vibe, its easily accessed from Wanaka and the surrounding region. The terrain is wide open, user friendly and if you don't mind a small walk the runs can be very rewarding.

What really sets its apart from the rest are its stunning and beautiful views that are on offer, a back drop that is truly world class an can be seem from everywhere on the mountain, did we mention the Ohau Lodge located on the very edge of Lake Ohau? No trip here is complete without stopping in there and visiting this legendary establishment. Apre Ski never had a better view if you asked us.

Enjoy getting away from the crowds an having abit of space to open things up - Trust us you will love Ohau.


Heli ski 


Wanaka has without a doubt some of the best Heli-board accessed terrain the world. Just a hope skip and jump and you'll be standing atop of one of our majestic peaks with an untracked field waiting below you.

Take a couple of easyruns an just enjoy lunch with a view, have six runs before midday and be back in time for 18 Holes or charter the heli for the day an take 10-12 Laps- the choice is your's.

Here at Explore Wanaka we work with the best in the industry an ensure our customers get the most unreal experience. 

No trip to the Southern Lakes region during winter is compete with out a day out in the bird, take a heli with your mates an experience the very best powder snow N.Z has to offer .


Southern Lakes Heliski 2017