Surrounded by stunning mountain scenery and nestled alongside Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown tops the list of New Zealand ski destinations to visit. There are four skiable mountains within an easy 90 minute drive from Queenstown - Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, Cardrona and Treble Cone.
Just ask any Queenstown local and they’ll tell you Coronet Peak is New Zealand’s original home of skiing with stunning views and roller coaster terrain. Coronet Peak opened in 1947 as New Zealand’s first commercial ski field and has paved the way ever since with the establishment of night skiing and NZ’s longest ski day with First Tracks. Only 25 minutes from central Queenstown (yep, that’s quicker than you can get a burger in town) to experience the South Island’s longest day on the slopes. Start at 8am with First Tracks and continue well after dark with night skiing until 9pm.
The Big Mountain experience waits for you at The Remarkables. Get that feeling of pure freedom as you drop into sun-soaked bowls and world-renowned chutes while you take in the spectacular views across the Queenstown valley and beyond. Featuring New Zealand’s first ever double see-through lift tunnel in the learner’s area, The Remarkables, a short 40 minute drive from downtown Queenstown, is a family favourite where kids five and under ski for free. For the pros, take it to the next level at any of the five terrain parks including The Burton Stash (one of only six in the world) or hike the chutes where the world’s best compete at The North Face Frontier, a 4* World Cup Qualifier Event.
Cardrona, located in Wanaka is considered by many to be a learner's paradise with wide open groomers and the longest beginner trail in New Zealand. Just a 60 minute drive from Queenstown, Cardrona is also the place you want to be if you're keen to test your skills in the park (or just watch from the sidelines), with 4 different parks, 2 halfpipes and more.
Off snow Queenstown has plenty of après ski action with restaurants, bars and nightlife. Queenstown is also well known for adventure activities – skydiving, bungy jumping, heli skiing – you name it and Queenstown has it!
- Adventure activities
- Family friendly
Coronet Peak The Remarkables
|Season||11 June - 2 October 2017||Season||18 June - 25 September 2017|
|Average Snowfall||2m||Average Snowfall||2m|
|Vertical Drop||462m||Vertical Drop||357m|
|Ski Area||692 acres||Ski Area||550 acres|
|Terrain Park||Kids park + night airbag||Terrain Park||Yes|
|Driving Distance||25 mins from town centre||Driving Distance||30 mins from town centre|
Queenstown Ski & Snowboarding Packages
To learn more about skiing Queenstown request a quote below or call to chat to one of our knowledgeable consultants. We can help your plan and tailor a Queenstown ski vacation package to suit your budget and preferences. From flights to transfers, non-ski activities and lift tickets, we've got you covered.