27 August - 5 September 2021
Winter Pride Queenstown is back for winter 2021 with another awesome program of over 40 events taking place both on and off the ski field over ten days.
The Pride Party Series is sure to keep festival-goers entertained with a line-up of themed dinners, music, boat parties, cocktail making, comedy and more. The Holiday Inn Express & Suites On-Mountain series includes exciting events across Coronet Peak, The Remarkables and Cardrona Alpine Resort.
Check out the full event programme here.
Winter Pride at The Remarkables
Winter Games NZ
29 August - 4 September 2021
The Winter Games NZ team have opted for a small but spectacular event this year with the international border still closed. This year's modified event will include the North Face Frontier 2* and 4* at The Remarkables Ski Area from 29 August to 2 September and a Big Air showcase at Cardrona Alpine Resort on 4 September.
The North Face Frontier 2* and 4* events are both Freeride World Qualifier Tour events with the events held on the best snow and weather days during the window of 29 August – 2 September at The Remarkables Ski Area.
Cardrona Alpine Resort will host the Big Air showcase on 4 September in the world-renowned Big Bucks Park. The Big Air showcase will see Freeski and Snowboard athletes hit the third jump in Big Bucks Park and perform their best combinations of tricks for the judges and spectators alike.
Find out more about this year's Winter Games NZ here.
7 - 14 September 2021
Europe's biggest ski festival is coming to New Zealand this winter, bringing an epic combination of DJs, parties, ski and apres ski to Cardrona Alpine Resort and Treble Cone.
World class acts will the après ski party vibes even more epic with performances from Kora, Lee Mvtthews, Shapeshifter and Sweet Mix Kids.
Snowboxx has teamed up with local operators to create easy-to-book seven day packages including accommodation and festival wristband. Find out more on their website here.
Snowboxx will be held at Cardrona Alpine Resort & Treble Cone
Peak to Peak
11 September 2021
The Peak to Peak is New Zealand's longest running winter multi-sport race, held between The Remarkables and Coronet Peak each year.
Racing as individuals or as part of a team, competitors start at the top of the Remarkables Ski Area and ski or snowboard down the ski field before hopping on a bike and biking down The Remarkables Ski Area access road to Frankton Beach. From there, racers kayak to Queenstown Bay Beach before running through central Queenstown and finally biking from Arthur's Point to Coronet Peak.
It almost goes without saying, this is an exciting event for contestants and spectators alike! Click here for more information
Kayakers competing at Peak to Peak
29 September - 2 October 2021
Rescheduled from 8 - 11 September
Snow Machine is coming to Queenstown for the first time ever this winter! With a great music line up including Flight Facilities, The Avalanches, Hot Dub Time Machine and more. This four day festival held between Coronet Peak and The Remarkables is set to be one to remember.
Find out more here.
The Remarkables Ski Area
The Remarkables Market
Every Saturday from Labour Weekend 2021 - Easter 2022
The Remarkables Market is the place to discover Queenstown's best locally made food, handmade crafts and fresh produce. Located in a large red barn, framed by the Remarkables mountain range, the market is the perfect Saturday morning excursion. The team at the Remarkables Market have a hefty goal of becoming New Zealand's first zero-waste market, so you wont find any single use plastic here. Pack your picnic basket and your reusable coffee cup and check out the Remarkables Market every Saturday from 9am-2pm.
Find out more about the Remarkables Market here.
The Remarkables Market, Frankton
13 November - 14 November 2021
Cyclorama is New Zealand’s First E-Bike Festival running from 13-14 November in Arrowtown, with rides themed for wine, beer, food, art or bird watching and some read riding to be had.
Arrowtown's Butlers Green will be the festival hub with plenty of fun for the whole family with bikes, equipment, rentals, sellers, food stalls, and fun activities.
To find out more, see here.
Bush Creek, Arrowtown
New Zealand Sotheby's International Realty Queenstown Marathon
20 November 2021
The 'World’s most beautiful marathon' incorporating 42.2km, 21km, 10km and 3km kids run options, and taking in the best highlights of the Queenstown Lakes region on hard packed cycle trails. Afterwards, celebrate your achievements at one of Queenstown's restaurants or bars. Be sure to bring your support crew to cheer you on, there are plenty of adventures to keep the whole family entertained.
To find out more or to secure your spot, see here.
The New Zealand Sotheby's International Realty Queenstown Marathon