Four commercial ski resorts make up the Queenstown and Wanaka offerings for snow lovers. Choose from The Remarkables, Coronet Peak, Cardrona and Treble Cone with something for everyone including Olympic sized super pipes, state of the art chairlifts, cruising groomed runs, big mountain style and spectacular views. Ski season is usually from mid June to late September, and the best times for skiing are typically in July and August. All ski fields are accessible by ski shuttles that depart from your chosen hotel or central Queenstown and lifts are open from 9am till 4pm.
Continually ranked as one of the world’s leading destinations, Queenstown is an unforgettable experience. The four international-standard ski fields (all within a 90 minute drive) will impress the most discerning visitors, and the scenery will knock your socks off! Throw in an abundance of off-mountain attractions and you have the recipe for a getaway that ticks all the boxes.
Don’t quite fancy hitting the slopes yet?
Don’t worry! Queenstown has New Zealand’s first very own indoor snow park suitable for all levels. Learning to ski or snowboard at Queenstown Indoor Snow Park is the perfect option if you want to try out the sport before spending money on expensive gear and passes. Plus one hour of tuition will be provided along with quality rental equipment and then followed by one hour of supervised skiing to perfect your technique!
Something more advanced…
Now – if you’re an avid skier or snowboarder, experience the slopes in a completely new way! A Heli-skiing adventure will take you deep into the heart of New Zealand’s Southern Alps, an isolated region that’s been left virtually untouched. Standing smack in the middle of swathes and swathes of pristine white powder, fasten your bindings, inhale the crisp mountain air and admire for a moment your spectacular surroundings before pushing off and gliding forward! As the powder flies and your adrenalin levels rise, you soon realise the incredible scale of this vast mountain range. It really is a once in a lifetime experience.