Ski Queenstown and Wanaka

Enjoy the action on the slopes against some of the most scenic backdrops in the South Island of New Zealand.

Off mountain there’s also plenty of entertainment and high action activities to enjoy.

Day 1: Queenstown

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Arrive in the beautiful alpine resort town of Queenstown. Stretch the legs and enjoy the mountain views across Lake Wakatipu with a walk by the lakeside. For snow enthusiasts head up to Coronet Peak or The Remarkables skifields, just 30-40 minute by car or shuttle.  Further afield, Cardrona and Treble Cone ski fields near Wanaka are just an hour by car or shuttle (season mid June to mid October, varing by year and field)

Day 2 & 3 - Queenstown

For fun in the snow head up to Coronet Peak or the Remarkables. For a unique experience head up to Coronet Peak for night skiing, currently offered on Friday and Saturday nights from early July to mid-September, weather/snow conditions permitting.


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Coronet Peak ski area offers varied terrain perfect for all abilities with mind blowing views and an incredible back bowls to throw down a challenge to the very best. It’s no wonder why some of the best ski racers in the world use Coronet Peak on their international training circuit. As New Zealand’s best known ski area, it is a must do activity for any Queenstown visitor and a firm favourite amongst locals. For a memorable experience, try night skiing.

An easy 45 minutes’ drive from central Queenstown and located in the heart of Queenstown’s iconic Remarkables mountain range, the ski area has sunny, north-facing slopes across three natural bowls and some of the best alpine views in the world.

Day 4, 5 and 6: Queenstown - Wanaka

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Hire a car from central Queenstown and drive to Wanaka (approximately 1 – 1.5 hours) or take a private transfer, either by road or helicopter. Enjoy time in Queenstown before heading to Wanaka in the afternoon.

Wanaka offers three international ski areas and the largest heli-skiing area outside North America. Cardrona Alpine Resort is a 35 minute drive from Wanaka and perfect for beginner and intermediate skiers and snowboarders.

Treble Cone is a 35 minute drive from Wanaka with stunning views over the lake. It boasts long uncrowded slopes, legendary off piste terrain and the longest vertical rise in the Southern Lakes. And Snow Farm is New Zealand's commercial track Nordic Ski area. 50 km of internationally standard groomed trails offer classic and ski skating. For something unique to New Zealand try the ice driving experience.

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