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The dilemma is which of the many to try. For keen skiers and snowboarders, Cardrona or Treble Cone await.
At Cardrona, big wide sweeping basins offer hours of endless fun. Boasting the South Island’s largest ski area — 550 hectares for the record — Treble Cone has stunning views of Lake Wanaka.
New Zealand’s only Nordic ski facility, the nearby Snow Farm, offers 55km of groomed trails. Skiing cross-country style sure gets your heart pumping.
But the pinnacle of any snow adventure has to be heli-skiing or heli-boarding.
Fortunately, Edgewater has its own helipad from which to whisk guests away to pristine slopes for a day of thigh-burning downhill action.
Mountain adventurers deserve the very best accommodation, which is found at award-winning Edgewater. Last year, the hotel scooped the Best Hotel category at the Hospitality New Zealand Awards for Excellence. Soon after, the hotel became a finalist in the local Chamber of Commerce awards.
For the third year running, Edgewater just picked up Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence 2018. General manager Jon Brown is thrilled with the accolade.
"We’re proud to be consistently delighting our customers by extending our warm Southern welcome and providing great service and amenities for our guests. This is a real credit to all our team," Jon says.
The resort-style amenities are situated right on the edge of Lake Wanaka — the only Wanaka accommodation with direct lake access. Guest rooms have been carefully designed to optimise lake views.
At the heart of the hotel is the Wineglass Café, known for its fantastic après-ski atmosphere and winter-inspired après menu. Guests gravitate to the roaring fire after a day on the slopes.
After a hard day skiing, Edgewater’s very own Elements Day Spa can massage away any muscle aches. There is also the option of sweating it out in the sauna or relaxing in the spa pool.
Winter at Edgewater is certainly a holiday with many snow adventures.