Savvy travelers know that they can plan any activity at any time of year - if they know where to look. Feel like skiing in June? This might not be a possibility in the northern hemisphere, but set your sights south, and you can find excellent skiing. While the peak of the ski season in the southern hemisphere is in July and August, you can still find snowy peaks in June to work on your ski skills. Keep reading for some options for the best skiing in June.
The first decision to make is whether you want to travel to South America or to Australia and New Zealand. Some American travelers lean towards Australia and New Zealand to avoid the language barrier in South America.
Many resorts in Queenstown open in June, so you might be able to take advantage of early season discounts. There are several options here for excellent skiing including Treble Cone
, Coronet Peak
, and the Remarkables
. Hit Treble Cone for steep runs and the Remarkables for great backcountry skiing.
If there's one ski resort in New Zealand that has gained the most popularity abroad, it is Whakapapa. This is also the largest resort in New Zealand, offering 20 lifts throughout.
Some of the best skiing in June can be found in Mount Hutt. This ski resort is located on the south island about an hour's drive from Christchurch
. It is one of the first to open every year in the southern hemisphere.
While skiing in New Zealand might be better known, Australia also offers some great skiing. One popular resort is Falls Creek. Located just 20 minutes from the Melbourne Airport, it is easy to reach for international travelers.
Another resort near Falls Creek is Mount Hotham. This resort is also popular for skiers traveling from abroad as it is located close to the Melbourne Airport. Some travelers might be interested to know that there is a six minute helicopter ride available that connects the two Australia resorts.
On the other side of the southern atmosphere are the ski resorts of South America. Some of the best are located in Chile, such as the La Parva Resort
. Located about 25 miles from the international airport in Santiago, La Parva is known for beautiful views of the valley of Santiago as well as excellent skiing and snowboarding.
If you're looking for the best skiing in June, you might want to turn to one of the most popular resorts in the country of Chile: Valle Nevado. June marks the beginning of the ski season at this resort, located just 35 miles from the Santiago International Airport.
Travelers that like to be ahead of the masses should check out the newest resort in Chile called Corralco. Here both skiers and snowboarders of all experience levels will find excellent runs and some of the best scenery in the country.
Some travelers only ski in South American once in their lives. If you're planning the trip of a lifetime, you are going to want to choose the most popular resort in Argentina, Las Lenas. This resort is known for delivering excellent powder along with great conditions for extreme skiers.
Planning a family-friendly ski trip to Argentina? Set your sights on Bariloche. This resort is known for its beautiful atmosphere along with ski trails that are appropriate for everyone from beginners through experts.
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