Auckland, New Zealand (PRWEB) December 19, 2012
Kiwis now have the rare opportunity to experience a white Christmas thanks to Snowplanet, Auckland’s only indoor snow resort.
Based in Silverdale, the facility features a 200-metre slope, and real snow in a -5o C environment. Open 365 days a year, the centre makes it possible for visitors to enjoy the snow on holidays like Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
To celebrate the festive season, Snowplanet is holding a series of events throughout December including visits from Santa on weekends up until Christmas. Children will have the opportunity to have their photograph taken with Santa, as well as receiving special gifts.
The slopes and restaurant are also open for a special Christmas Day celebration with skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing activities available. On the day, visitors can enjoy a three-course buffet, a visit from Santa and half-price snow passes. For just $30.50 for adults and $21 for children, visitors can enjoy Snowplanet’s snow dome between the hours of 10am and 5pm. For those also wanting to give snow tubing a try, prices start at $29 for adults with discounted family passes available. Rental equipment may incur an extra cost.
All year round Snowplanet is popular with snow sport fans, those wanting to practice their technique outside of ski season, or anyone wanting to learn how to ski in a safe environment. The facility makes it possible for visitors to try skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, and tobogganing on a 200m long indoor slope made from real snow. Other features include a terrain park with jumps and rails, plus a ski line and beginners area.
Snowplanet also offers a number of additional services including rental equipment and clothing, instruction, school holiday programmes for children, and personal coaching. Visitors can also dine at the Snowplanet Restaurant and Bar – making it the ideal place for groups, workmates and families to spend the day.
Thanks to its newly opened function centre, Snowplanet is also available for corporate events with activities like snow tubing, snow soccer, snow sumo and mixology parties.
Christmas day bookings are available at the meal times of 11am or 2pm at a price of $68 for adults and $35 for children under 12 – and infants dine free. To find out more about Snowplanet’s events, corporate functions and Christmas day activities, or to make a booking for their three-course Christmas buffet, please visit their website at