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 laps you can do through one of the three terrain parks, to 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. With 30% beginner, 40% intermediate and 30% expert – there are runs for everyone to enjoy as you 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.
- The Remarkables Ski Area opens 23 June 2021
Coronet Peak – close to Queenstown
This is the local's 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, a cruisy chondola (combined gondola and chairlift) 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 Wednesdays and Fridays when the resort turns the lights on, and bubbles, beer on tap, pizzas and mulled wine are all served on the heated deck. Try night dining at Heidi’s Hut for a degustation dining experience.
- Coronet Peak Ski Area opens 30 June 2021
Cardrona – learner's landscape
Cardrona Alpine Resort is just an hour’s drive from Queenstown. It's 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. A chondola carries first-timers in comfort to the very top. Cardrona also have a variety of awesome beginner packages that make the most of their beginner-and-intermediate friendly terrain.
When you’re done skiing, make a day spa booking in the Silver Sixpence Beauty Bus for a manicure, pedicure, massage or facial.
- Cardrona Alpine Resort opens 21 June 2021
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. The largest ski resort in the South Island, with the longest vertical rise in the Southern Lakes, Treble Cone’s 550 hectares don’t disappoint.
Treble Cone’s ideal for intermediate and expert riders. With both long, groomed runs and off-piste terrain available, you can find powder fields, natural chutes, half-pipes and adventure all within one patrolled ski area.
Venture out to the Motatapu Chutes to test your mettle or hike the Summit with an entourage of native Kea parrots on a powder day.
- Treble Cone Ski Area opens 2 July 2021
Whether you’re after park laps, long groomed runs, big terrain, après ski, or somewhere to soak up the views, Queenstown’s ski scene has everything you need.