LAKE WANAKA –
Welcome to New Zealand’s premier skiing and snowboarding winter holiday destination. High mountains and extensive terrain, reliable snow and powder days: Lake Wanaka is the most preferred skiing and snowboarding resort in the Southern Hemisphere.
With a total of three mountain resorts within an easy drive, Lake Wanaka is a complete snow sports destination. Our three alpine resorts together cater for everyone in winter. You’ll find all you could want, from well groomed beginner slopes to thrilling off piste chutes & powder bowls; from world class park and pipe features to cross country skiing trails.
Wanaka is the ideal place to base yourself to do a ski instructor course or snowboard instructor course. The Rookie Academy has been offering ski instructor courses based in Wanaka and skiing at Treblecone since 1992 and snowboard instructor courses since 1998. The Rookie Academy is completely unique in being able to offer ski instructor courses in New Zealand for British, American and Canadian ski instructor qualifications