The Remarkables – for the adventure lover
45 minutes out of Queenstown, you’ll find The Remarkables. Made up of three snow-filled, sun-facing bowls, this resort is full of fun. From the on-mountain ice bar at Curvey Basin Junction, to the laps you can do through one of the three terrain parks, or the off piste Homeward Bound run down to the shuttle returning you to the resort, you'll never be bored here!
At 1943m above sea level, with a vertical drop of 468m, the Remarkables sit above the clouds and offer up incredible skiing across a variety of terrain - 30% beginner, 40% intermediate and 30% expert – there are runs for everyone to enjoy as they soak up the mountain’s sunshine.
The resort boasts a contemporary base lodge and some wicked ‘hike to’ terrain that takes in stunning views down the valley to the lake.
Coronet Peak – close to Queenstown
This is the locals favourite, a mere 20 minute drive from Queenstown. Coronet Peak will reward you with a fun, family friendly ski experience with a modern base lodge and views across Wakatipu basin.
On-piste, you’ll find 280 hectares of skiable terrain with the longest run at 2.4km. You’ll also find two on-mountain terrain parks and a great beginner’s learning area. Advanced skiers will love the open rolling off piste and adventure lovers can venture outside resort boundary with appropriate safety gear to ski the legendary back bowls.
Can’t get enough? Stay for night skiing on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday when the resort turns the lights on, and bubbles, beer on tap, pizzas and mulled wine are all served on the heated deck. Try the new luxe night dining at Heidi’s Hut for a degustation dining experience complete with fondue.
Cardrona – family favourite
Cardrona Alpine Resort is just an hour’s drive from Queenstown and the resort of choice for international Olympians who descend upon their four famed terrain parks, halfpipe and superpipe for training every winter.
It is also one of the most beginner-friendly mountains in the area with their newly installed ‘Chondola’; a chairlift that incorporates gondola cabins to allow first-timers comfortably ride the lift to the very top. Cardrona also have a variety of awesome beginner packages that make the most of their beginner-and-intermediate friendly terrain.
The resort is home to the Queenstown Winter Festival, the Winter Games, FIS World Cups and the Jossi Wells Invitational so there is always something fun going on from dog derbies to big air.
When you’re done skiing make a day spa booking in the Silver Sixpence day spa bus for a manicure, pedicure, massage or facial.
Treble Cone – for the daring
One visit to Treble Cone and your heart will be stolen with surely the best view from any ski resort in the world.
With the longest vertical rise in the Southern Lakes and the largest ski resort in the South Island, Treble Cone does not disappoint with 550 hectares of skiable terrain.
Intermediate and expert riders will be happiest at Treble Cone. With both long, groomed runs and off-piste terrain available, you can find everything from powder fields to natural chutes and half pipes to adventure all within one patrolled ski area.
Venture out to the Motatapu Chutes to test your metal or hike the Summit on a powder day with the native Kea parrots.
Queenstown has everything you need whether you’re after park laps, long groomed runs, big terrain, après ski, or somewhere to soak up the views.