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Ski hire or snowboard hire is easy in Queenstown and there's plenty of choice.

Snowboard and ski gear can be hired downtown, on-mountain or even be delivered to your accommodation. Start with basic equipment or test the latest pro gear. Many ski rental providers offer options well beyond snowboards, skis and boots, you can hire anything from equipment to jackets, pants and goggles.

So don't stress if you leave your ski gear at home! Most Queenstown ski rental shops are open until 9pm during the ski season.