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New Zealand may not be the first destination that springs to mind when one thinks of holidays in the snow, carving down the slopes, and catching a snow tan but, much to many people's surprise, there is a great ski scene. The Southern Alps are a range of mountains 342 miles (550 km) long, and the ski season runs from mid-June to October. There's plenty of snow fun to be had for all levels of ability. Beginners and children should head straight for resorts such as Roundhill in the Mackenzie area on the South Island, Tukino on Mount Ruapehu on the North Island, or North Canterbury's Mount Lyford for beginner and intermediate-friendly slopes.