Bring a Mate

50% Discount on Lift Passes

All you die hard skiers with existing lift passes can sweeten the deal for a friend to come skiing or snowboarding. Your mate will receive a 50% discount on day lift passes. If you don't have a lift pass, you can still purchase at Guest Services and your friend will also be entitled to 50% off full day lift passes. Available for purchase between 14th - 22nd and redeemable until the end of the 2019 season.

Grow your shred team

Learn to Ski Package

The “Learn to Ski” package includes a beginner lift pass, rental skis/boots/poles or snowboard/boots, and a morning or afternoon group lesson for just $49. Available for purchase between 14th - 22nd and redeemable until the end of the 2019 season.

The Details

Mates Rates Pass

Take a Mate Rate – buy one, get one 50%

Skiers or snowboarders with existing season passes can show their pass and receive a 50% discount off a full day, full mountain lift pass for a mate. If two guests without existing passes present at Guest Services, they can buy one pass & then get one at 50% discount. These passes will be available for purchase between the 14th to the 22nd September inclusive, but can be redeemed until the end of the season. The offer is only available at Guest Services only and not online. Both parties need to be present at the time of purchase. Individual resorts terms and conditions apply.

2019 Take a Mate NZSki Terms and Conditions

Season Pass Holders

  • 3 Peak and Mt Hutt season pass holders are eligible for one take a mate pass, discounting a day pass to 50% off standard rate for a friend. Excludes 3 Peak 5 & under and Mt Hutt 10 & under season passes.
  • Valid from the 14th of September to the 22nd September inclusive.
  • The season pass holder must be present at the time of the transaction.
  • Passes purchased during this time can be used any time during the 2019 season.
  • Passes only valid during the 2019 winter season.
  • The discount will be applied to the pass of the least value in any given transaction.
  • Discount applies to full day, full mountain pass only.
  • Can be applied to multiday passes, multiday passes must be purchased in one transaction.
  • Discount does not apply to passes that have already been discounted.
  • Must be purchased at Guest Services, not available online.
  • All passes are non-transferable and non-refundable.

Day Pass Holders

  • Day pass holders are eligible for one full price and one 50% discounted pass on full day, full mountain passes, when purchasing in conjunction with another day pass.
  • The day pass discount will be applied to the pass of the least value in any given transaction.
  • This day pass discount may only be purchased one time by each customer.
  • One mate per customer.
  • Both parties must be present at the time of purchase.
  • The discount does not apply when purchasing passes in conjunction with free of charge, or already discounted lift passes.
  • Valid from the 14th of September to the 22nd September inclusive.
  • Passes purchased during this time can be used any time during the 2019 season.
  • Passes only valid during the 2019 winter season.
  • When purchasing multiday passes, discount applies.
  • If purchasing a multiday pass and single day, or fewer day multiday pass, in one transaction, the discount applies to the pass with the least days.
  • Must be purchased at Guest Services, not available online.
  • All passes are non-transferable and non-refundable.

Learners Package

Learner’s Package

This package includes a beginner lift pass, rental equipment (excluding helmets and clothing) and a morning or afternoon group lesson for just $49. These passes will be available for purchase between the 14th to the 22nd September inclusive, but can be redeemed until the end of the season. Offer is only available at Guest Services only and not online. Individual resorts terms and conditions will apply.

LEARN TO SKI PACKAGE 2019 Terms and Conditions

  • Package includes beginner lift pass, rental equipment and one morning or afternoon group lesson.
  • Helmet and clothing rental is not included and can be purchased additionally at full cost.
  • Rental equipment includes standard recreational equipment only. Skis, boots and poles, or snowboard and boots.
  • Available for ages 5 and up.
  • Lessons take place at standard lesson times.
  • Package cannot be purchased for use of ancillary product only and must be used as part or a package. i.e. Cannot be purchased for use or lift pass, lesson or rental equipment solely.
  • This package is available for first time skiers or snowboarders only.
  • Discounted package may only be purchased once, unless in the instance of changing disciplines.
  • In order to upgrade to full day lessons, the secondary lesson must be purchased at standard rate.
  • Valid from the 14th of September to the 22nd September inclusive.
  • Passes purchased during this time can be used any time during the 2019 season.
  • Passes only valid during the 2019 winter season.
  • Must be purchased at Guest Services, not available online.
  • All passes are non-transferable and non-refundable.

About Spring Ski Week

Kiwi ski resorts are working together for the good of the shred – encouraging both lapsed and first-time skiers and snowboarders to the slopes for the country’s first ever Spring Ski Week.


From September 14-22, participating mountains will offer skiers and snowboarders the opportunity to “Take a Mate” with them to receive a buy one, get one 50% discount on ski passes, while first-time skiers and snowboarders can learn for just $49.


The participating ski areas include Cardrona, Coronet Peak, Mt Dobson, Mt Hutt, Mt Lyford, Ohau, Porters, Rainbow, The Remarkables, Snowplanet, Treble Cone, Turoa, and Whakapapa. This is the first time the resorts have all collaborated on a campaign to collectively encourage sport participation in skiing and snowboarding.


“Those long, sunny spring days in the mountains, with stunning alpine views, are a Kiwi ski ‘must-do’ experience. We’re so stoked to come together as an industry to make those experiences more accessible to everyday New Zealanders,” says Marty Toomey, SAANZ Chairman.


For the “Take a Mate” promotion, die hard skiers with ski passes can sweeten the deal for a friend to come back to skiing or snowboarding. Their additional guest will receive a 50% discount on single or multi-day lift passes.


The “Learn to Ski” package includes a beginner area lift pass, rental skis/boots/poles or snowboard/boots, and a group lesson for just $49.

Individual resorts’ T’s&C’s will apply. Resorts may offer lower prices or different packages.