The most breathtaking privately owned ski area in the Southern Alps of New Zealand. Soho Basin delivers an exhilarating experience unlike any other. Enjoy the excitement of the ultimate alpine destination in an intimate environment that combines luxury and adventure in equal measure.
Nestled in the magical Cardrona Valley, Soho’s pristine, untouched natural landscape is a 60 minute drive from Queenstown, 40 minutes from Wanaka or a 10 minute flight via our affiliated chopper service.
the soho experience
New Zealand’s best-kept secret is an unspoiled playground where you can indulge in a unique backcountry experience much like heli-skiing yet more relaxed and social.
Enjoy free rein of 264 hectares and 500+ vertical metres of pristine high-country terrain. Skip the chairlift queue and enjoy our state-of-the-art snowcats with specially-designed heated passenger cabins. Take in breathtaking vistas all the way from Fiordland to the West Coast, and Wanaka to Queenstown. Feel like you have the mountain all to yourself.
After a morning of exploration you’ll be treated to a gourmet three-course lunch paired with Amisfield wines on the deck of our Alpine Hut. Here you’re welcome to relax throughout the day and soak up the blissful mountain surroundings.
how it works
Soho is an awe-inspiring personalised day out for intermediate to advanced skiers and boarders.
Arrive at the base for your induction with our experienced, welcoming local guides then ride a snowcat up to your first gentle run where you can ease into the day. Navigate more leisurely groomed runs, wide open slopes, chutes or rarely explored ungroomed zones, riding with a guide or cutting your own lines.
As the day progresses, adventurous skiers can explore more challenging terrain, with our team of guides introducing you to the best lines and deepest powder.