Heading to the snow this season? If you’re looking for a travel destination, New Zealand is a no-brainer for this time of year. The popular destination for skiers and Lord of the Rings lovers is cheap, close to get to from Australia, and has among the best slopes in the world. It’s no wonder Australians account for over half of all international visitors to New Zealand every year!

But before you get amongst the action, prepare yourself for adventure by equipping your smartphone with the best apps to make your trip even better! To celebrate Vodafone’s $5 Roamingoffering, we’re giving you our essential app recommendations, from weather apps to food and ski resort tips.

MetService Snow Weather – For weather updates

This handy app provides a detailed 7-day summary of the weather forecasts at each of the most popular ski resorts in New Zealand. MetService will help you plan your ski days, and where’s best to go if you’re resort hopping.

GoSnow App – For ride sharing

An excellent app idea for backpackers or people travelling alone with a car, GoSnow allows you to meet other skiers and snowboarders and organise carpools to get to the slopes together. You can even book lessons from the app to get your skills up!

Ski Tracks – For your personal best scores

Ever wanted to know how fast you’re going when you’re pelting down the slopes? Well, now there’s an app for that! Ski Tracks monitors GPS data from your ski runs and shows your speed, distances covered, duration skied and allows you to share and compare data with friends. But while you’re chasing that new PB, remember to use the app with caution, and watch out for trees!

Liftopia – For major ski resort discounts

Love a deal? Liftopia is dedicated to last minute discounts on lift passes, so it allows you to map out your trip on a budget. The app is available on iPhones only.

Essential New Zealand Travel Guide – For sightseeing

This is Tourism New Zealand’s comprehensive app for New Zealand’s must-do experiences around the country, for when you want a break from skiing. It will show you what’s near your location and the top-rated things to do and see while you’re travelling.

Vodafone’s $5 Roaming

With Vodafone $5 Roaming, travel further and stay connected. You can use Vodafone’s $5 Roaming with your phone, tablet or postpaid mobile broadband plan for just $5 extra a day in 80 countries, for up to 90 days in a calendar year. Countries may vary, so check the list of included countries before you travel. If you’re on a Vodafone Infinite or Plus Plan, you can only use Max Speed data with $5 Roaming, along with your call and text inclusions. If you’re on an Ultra+ Plan, you can use unlimited mobile data on your phone.

So, what are you waiting for? Time to hit the slopes!

Terms and conditions

$5 Roaming
Countries subject to change, see current list and full details. Available to eligible customers. $5 Daily Charge is in addition to minimum monthly spend. For all postpaid plans, once your included data, Hotspot Data (available on Ultra+ Plans), or Max Speed data (as applicable for your plan) is exhausted, additional data will be automatically added at a charge of $5/GB ($0.005/MB) (“Additional Data”). Additional Data expires at the end of your billing month, is not shareable and can only be used while in $5 Roaming countries. Prepaid services need to add a Prepaid Roaming Add-On. Opt-out at any time, visit My Vodafone or call 1555. All roaming services subject to network availability.

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Erin Rooney

Editor of Red Wire

Erin Rooney,
Editor of Red Wire

As Editor of Red Wire and Digital Brand Manager at Vodafone, Erin always keeps up with the latest social trends and content marketing campaigns. She's passionate about tech, music, travel, and diversity initiatives.