4 Ways to Make the Most of Spring Skiing in Queenstown
What's not to love about spring? Here are some top tips on how to make the most of the season so you can do Spring like a pro.
Split your day in two.
Ski in the morning, then grab some lunch and head off for a round of golf, or a hit of adrenalin with an air adventure. Does skydiving over the mountains you were riding that morning sound good? Your Queenstown holiday will feel twice as long if you take advantage of the handy longer days.
Winter’s bite has passed, and so have the school holiday crowds that flock to town for a skiing holiday with the kids. From late August to early October there’s less people around the four ski fields. More room to move = more fun for longer.
This is where it pays to be a little organised. Shop around for special offers on accommodation, lift passes for the ski fields, equipment rentals and the odd must-do activities, the quieter weeks through early spring can provide savings on the essentials - leaving you with more fun-money.
The Audi Quattro Winter Games attract epic skiers and snowboarders from around the world for 16 days of events across all four of Queenstown’s ski areas. There’s the North Face Frontier, night time dual slalom under Coronet Peak’s floodlights, Snowboard World Cups, freeski world cups and Paralympic events. For the curious there’s also curling and three fast-paced ice hockey games between the Ice Blacks and Australia at the Queenstown Ice Arena.