Located in the heart of the Southern Alps, Queenstown offers a true alpine experience, great snow conditions and a choice of four ski fields with terrain for all ages and abilities. The family-friendly ski fields also boast a long season, from June to October, and the largest combined skiable terrain in Australasia.
Basing your family in Queenstown for a ski holiday means you can access a range of ski fields including Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, Cardrona and Treble Cone. Coronet Peak is just a 20 minute drive from downtown Queenstown meaning you’ll escape the inevitable ‘are we there yet’ question from your little ones.
All the ski fields offer fantastic family orientated facilities and services, from hiring all the gear you need, to ski school, crèche, snow sports academies and kids clubs. Check out the variety of options at the different ski fields.
But before you set off on your family ski holiday adventure, it’s important to set yourselves up correctly for a fun day. The first rule of fun family skiing is ensuring everyone, especially the kids, is dressed warmly enough. Nothing will have the kids whining to go home early more than getting cold. Layers are important and make sure you have merino wool or polypro thermals as a base layer and something to cover their ears and necks. Good waterproof, warm outer layers and gloves are essential. Helmets are an absolute necessity for all members of the family and if you don’t have your own they can be hired, along with other ski gear, either in town or on the mountain.