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 New Zealand 7-day Prepaid Roaming Add on, 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 Prepaid Offer

Vodafone is making it even easier to head over to New Zealand this ski season by giving Prepaid customers a free 7-day Roaming Add-on worth $35 with each $40 or above Talk or Data Combo recharge until 31 January 2018. This unique offer is exclusively available when you activate a specially marked $2 SIM – it is not available on standard $2 Starter Packs. T&Cs apply.1

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

Terms and conditions

1.  Offer available when you a) activate specially marked $2 SIM; b) recharge with a $40 or above Talk or Data Combo (excludes Prepaid Mobile Broadband) between 05/07/17 and 31/1/18 (‘Eligible Recharge’), and c) text NZ to 1265 before the expiry of your Eligible Recharge. Free $2 SIM is posted to your residential address when you fill in the form on the Vodafone website. Limit 2 free $2 SIMs per address. Standard Eligible Recharge terms apply. All subsequent Eligible Recharges before 31/1/18 will receive the offer. Add-on will be applied up to 24 hrs after your text, has 7 day expiry and is for use in selected countries. Countries may change from time to time, see www.vodafone.com.au/prepaidroaming before your travel. Add-on inclusions will be used first; once exhausted, usage will be charged from any remaining recharge credit at standard PAYG Roaming rates for that recharge. All services subject to network availability, individual device capabilities and limitations of overseas networks. Not transferable or redeemable for cash. Not available with any other offer.

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Erin Rooney

Social Content Producer

Erin Rooney,
Social Content Producer

As Social Content Producer at Vodafone, Erin always keeps up with the latest social trends, memes and content marketing campaigns. She's passionate about tech, music, travel, and diversity initiatives.