Ski Fields in Queenstown & Wanaka

1st August 2023

With school holidays in full swing and ski fields beginning to open, things are ramping up a notch in Queenstown & Wanaka. 

The buzz of these famous ski resort towns is back, alive and kicking!

The local area is an absolute gold mine for those looking to explore the snow. To get you started we have put together an overview of what’s on offer. 

Coronet Peak – Queenstown’s Closest Ski Field

Holding the title as New Zealand’s first commercial ski field, Coronet Peak is no stranger to hosting your winter holiday and has got it down to a fine art.

Whether you are a speed demon on the slopes or a first timer, you’ll be able to keep yourself busy here.

Even if you are looking to just dip your toe in, you can rent a snow sled instead of hitting the slopes big time.

Insider tip: Twice a week you can ski from sunrise to sundown. The slopes are lit and a DJ has the tunes pumping- check out Night Ski passes here

If you’re looking for a memorable Queenstown experience – this is it.  

The Remarkables – Queenstown

Skiing on the Southern Alps is a guaranteed hit. 

A 40 minute drive from Queenstown, you will experience unmatched views whilst making your way up the mountain, but this is just the beginning… 

With seven parks, challenging chutes, and a large learner’s area, everyone can get stuck in at The Remarkables ski field.

Cardrona – Wanaka

Cardrona is geared towards fun lovers of all levels and abilities. 

Home to the Southern Hemisphere’s most extensive terrain parks & pipes but also offering learners slopes and lessons, there really is something for everyone here.

The quirky Chondola (chairlift & gondola) makes it super easy for those less confident on ski lifts as well as offering sightseeing trips.

*Insider tip: Grab a glass of champagne at the Vista Bar and take in the dreamy panoramas.

Treble Cone – Wanaka

Are you a powder lover with a big appetite for adrenaline? Look no further. 

The terrain here is best suited to confident riders who know how to handle themselves on the snow.  

Offering some of New Zealand’s longest groomed trails, natural half pipes and stunning views, TC provides an unforgettable day out on the South Islands largest ski area.

Useful Tips:

  • Transport to the ski fields is highly sought after. Please give us a heads up if you are looking for private transfers so that we can get this locked in for you ahead of time. 
  • We recommend collecting your gear the day before you hit the slopes to make your morning streamlined, and maximise time on the snow. 
  • We are able to put you in contact with an equipment rental dream team to make this hassle free. 
  • We have cherry picked some of the top places to visit for your Aprés Ski. Check out our blog here and keep the good times flowing.

There can be a lot of moving parts when it comes to planning a winter getaway. Our experienced team is ready and raring to get this is all sorted for you. 

Sit back.  Relax.  Enjoy the snow. 

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