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Lake Wanaka named in world’s best ski towns
The picturesque resort town of Lake Wanaka in New Zealand's Southern Alps has been named as one of the top 25 ski towns in the world by the prestigious National Geographic Magazine.
Noted as best for "skiers and snowboarders from the Northern Hemisphere who just can't let go when winter slips way", Lake Wanaka is the only town in the Southern Hemisphere to feature in the list and shares the top 25 with such iconic destinations as Aspen in Colorado USA, Zermatt in Switzerland and Chamonix in France.
When choosing the top 25 ski towns, National Geographic researchers were seeking the classic ski town with excellent skiing and snowboarding that attracts people from all over the world, combined with an inviting community featuring ski heritage, amenities and culture.
Seen as quickly developing a reputation as one of the world's premier adventure towns, Lake Wanaka gets the most snow in New Zealand, with over four metres in an average season. Lake Wanaka's Treble Cone has more snow and skiable terrain than any other South Island resort, Snow Park NZ boasts a world-class terrain park, and all surrounded by stunning, Lord of the Rings-style alpine scenery.
Lake Wanaka Tourism General Manager James Helmore said appearing in such a respected list further cemented Lake Wanaka's position as New Zealand's leading ski destination.
Helmore stated "we have four ski areas within half an hour's drive and a further two within an hour, providing the most varied and extensive terrain in Australasia.
"Combine this with the region's spectacular scenery and the largest heliskiing area outside of North America and it's easy to see why the world's skiers and boarders would come here!"
Lake Wanaka features the ski areas of Treble Cone, Cardrona Alpine Resort, Snow Park NZ and the cross-country ski area, Snow Farm. Off-snow activities include mountain biking, climbing, jet boating, 4WD and wine tasting at one of the region's many vineyards.
The vibrant lakeside town includes a host of bars, restaurants and cafes along with a wide variety of accommodation from backpackers to luxury lodges.
For more information go to www.lakewanaka.co.nz
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