Night Skiing at Coronet Peak

Night Skiing at Coronet Peak

What's on in Queenstown this Winter

Snow comes to Queenstown’s mountains, attracting Olympic athletes, music, ice hockey, ice climbers and a diverse mix of skiers and snowboarders in search of fun and friendship.

We’ve rounded up the top events taking place on our ski areas and around town so you can fully immerse yourself in the winter vibes!

There’s so much more happening, find out what you’re getting up to in Queenstown here.

Coronet Peak Night Ski Parties

The chairs stop turning on a Wednesday, Friday and Saturday afternoon and you’d think it’s time to head down the mountain right? Wrong.

Stay up Coronet Peak and soak up the party vibes when Aroha and MC Tali perform throughout the season, alongside the likes of NZ music legends Che Fu and King Kapisi, and an assortment of George FM DJs.

The events are free on the Coronet Peak base deck, add-on a night ski pass to complete some laps!

Details here.

Ice Hockey

Adopt the Skycity Stampede as your ice hockey team during your winter 2018 visit and head along to a match at the Queenstown Ice Arena!

Find event details here

Audi Quattro Winter Games

24 August-8 September

The Audi quattro Winter Games returns to Queenstown and the Southern Lakes district for the first annual event this August and September, with Kiwi Olympic athletes Jossi Wells, Nico Porteous and Zoi Sadowski-Synnott on hand as official ambassadors!

A multitude of snow disciplines are covered on the slopes, the FIS Junior Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Champs, FIS World Cup Big Air, and FIS Australia New Zealand Cup giant slalom and slalom races.

For some epic spectating heard to Lake Alta at The Remarkables where The North Face Frontier Freeride World Cup Tour Qualifier with both 2* and 4* events takes place. In Queenstown itself the Queenstown Ice Arena hosts a three series international competition between the NZ Ice Blacks and the Australian Mighty Roos.

This exciting line up gives this year’s event the greatest breadth and depth of any Winter Games NZ to date—and what’s more, there’s a heap of events and off-mountain fun to be had for spectators in Queenstown for the Games.

Check out details here.

Winter Pride

1-8 September

Gay Ski Week QT is back in 2018 as Winter Pride, with a plethora of events both on and off-piste.

A renewed focus on the On-mountain Series will see The Remarkables Ski Area and Cardrona Alpine Resort become designated festival mountains, with bar and restaurant areas set up for revellers with music and a real pride vibe on the slopes. There are even free ski and boarding guides to show punters around the mountain.

In Queenstown itself the Pride Party Series brings new events including a Cards Against Humanity games night, and a Shared Table Series making meeting new people easy!

Find your Winter Pride events.

Jossi Wells Invitational

Winter Olympians Jossi Wells and brothers Beau-James and Jackson have invited a bunch of the world’s best skiers to play on the rails, pipes and jumps 11-14 September, and you!

Come along to Cardrona Apline Resort and watch the best in a friendly battle on the slopes.

Check out details here.

10 years of The Stash at Remarkables

8 September

The Remarkables’ Burton Stash turns 10 in 2018, and of course Burton is celebrating with a park party on 8 September.

The only Stash in the Southern Hemisphere, the Remarks incarnation offers hits, berms and features set amidst natural terrain accessed by the Sugar Bowl lift. With its flowing, rolling descents and classic fall lines, the design of The Remarkables Stash was centered around the rock and stone that is plentiful.

There’ll be prizes, giveaways and a free BBQ for punters.

Details here.

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