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5 day Queenstown Family Ski Holiday

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Queenstown is the place to be for the best in family ski holidays! Experience an amazing winter getaway with this 5 day package. Enjoy 2 days skiing or snowboarding at The Remarkables ski resort with lift passes, 2 ski or snowboard lessons and rental gear for 2 days all included, plus additional, exciting off-snow activities that the whole family will love.

  This Ski New Zealand package starts at (per person, twin/double share)
  5 days / 4 nights arriving Queenstown, departing Queenstown
  Accommodation on this package is: Hotel 4 star (Customisable? YES )
  2 full days Skiing at Queenstown ski resorts
  4 days rental car, inc. insurance, unlimited kms, snow chains and ski racks
  Ski pack: includes everything you need to have a great winter holiday - see here

5 day Queenstown Family Ski Holiday - at a glance (See detailed itinerary)  

Day 1: Welcome to the 'Adventure Capital' of Queenstown
Accommodation: Millennium Hotel Queenstown

Day 2: Head to the Remarkables and refine your snow skills
Accommodation: Millennium Hotel Queenstown

Day 3: Continue the fun at the Remarkables Skifield
Accommodation: Millennium Hotel Queenstown

Day 4: Journey through Queenstowns landscapes made famous in the Lord of the Rings
Accommodation: Millennium Hotel Queenstown

Day 5: Today you'll depart Queenstown for home

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5 day Queenstown Family Ski Holiday - Detailed Itinerary  

Day 1: Welcome to the 'Adventure Capital' of Queenstown

5 day Queenstown Family Ski Holiday - day 1

Your itinerary, lift passes, car and accommodation bookings

As well as getting everything you need to have a great trip sent to you electronically (yes we are really clever like that!), a super dooper tour pack containing everything you need will be waiting for you at your accommodation. In short - we take care of the paperwork!

Collect your Ski New Zealand rental car

Ski New Zealand rental cars are all specially equipped with ski racks and chains (for grip in the snow - not evening entertainment!). We have a superb range of cars from all the top companies and with a range of insurance options and inclusions that will suit you perfectly.

Arrive Queenstown and collect your NZSki Mypass from the Snow Centre

Welcome to Queenstown for your winter ski or snowboarding holiday.  It’s not just the skiing that makes Queenstown a fantastic winter destination, there’s also the spectacular scenery, amazing adventures and endless activities to keep you entertained when you’re not on the slopes.  After each action packed day, you’ll also find a superb variety of cafes and restaurants to relax and refuel at.

Today we recommend you visit the Snow Centre located on the ground floor of the Station Building at 9 Duke St and collect your mypass card.  This will save you heaps of time tomorrow as you’ll avoid the morning queues and can head straight to the mountain with more time to ski and ride.  When you visit the Snow Centre please take your Ski New Zealand itinerary with you as the Snow Centre staff will need the reference number off this.  You will need to pay a $5 refundable deposit for each mypass card and each person in your group receives their own card.  All your lift passes, rental equipment, lessons, shuttle transfers etc will be loaded onto your card.  If you’re taking the Snowline Hotel Pick-up shuttle to the mountain tomorrow you can also book this at the Snow Centre.

Your Accommodation: Millennium Hotel Queenstown

Right in the heart of the action, the Millennium Hotel is just minutes from Queenstown's central shopping and entertainment district. Outdoor activities such as bungy jumping, white water rafting and jet boating are just some of the easily accessible activities nearby in New Zealand's adventure capital.

Day 2: Head to the Remarkables and refine your snow skills

5 day Queenstown Family Ski Holiday - day 2

Driving Instructions from Queenstown to Ski Fields

Coronet Peak
Driving - From Queenstown it’s a 20 minute drive to Coronet Peak Ski Area.  From the centre of town it’s well sign-posted to Coronet Peak, approximately 13km out of town. The road to the ski field is a sealed alpine road, snow chains must be carried.

Remarkables
Driving - From Queenstown it’s a 40 minute drive to the Remarkables Ski Area.  From the centre of town drive towards the airport, then continue over the Kawarau River and continue on the main road until you see the well signposted entry for the Remarkables Ski Area Access Road. The road to the ski field is a sealed 14 km alpine road, snow chains must be carried.

NZSki: One Day Adult Starter Pack

This is a one day product designed for the absolute first timer. If you have never been on snow before this is the package for you. Lesson meeting time is 10:20am. The combo features 2 x 2 hour group lessons, beginner lift pass, skis, boots and poles or snowboard and boots. You'll learn to slide with confidence whilst having fun. Under the expertise of your Snowsports instructors, you will be introduced to your equipment and the environment. You will learn the basic skills of staying upright, stopping, riding the surface lifts and perhaps start to change direction.

NZSki: One Day Child Starter Pack

The youth ski and snowboard program operates daily and is specifically designed for kids and teens, encouraging maximum participation, safety and fun. It's an excellent way to make new friends, improve skills and have a great day on the hill.This package features group lessons for kids and teens of similar age and ability level, full mountain lift pass and recreational equipment. Advanced bookings are unavailable, but as spaces fill up quickly we recommend you arrive early to ensure participation.

Your Accommodation: Millennium Hotel Queenstown

Right in the heart of the action, the Millennium Hotel is just minutes from Queenstown's central shopping and entertainment district. Outdoor activities such as bungy jumping, white water rafting and jet boating are just some of the easily accessible activities nearby in New Zealand's adventure capital.

Day 3: Continue the fun at the Remarkables Skifield

5 day Queenstown Family Ski Holiday - day 3

NZSki: One Day Adult Progression Pack

This is a one-day product designed for anyone who has skied or snowboarded before, this package can be used at both The Remarkables and Coronet Peak. It's a great choice for someone who has completed a Starter Pack and wants to continue with group lessons. Likewise, advanced skiers and snowboarders will find this pack ideal for fine-tuning their technique. This combo features two group lessons, full mountain lift pass, as well as rental equipment (skis, boots and poles or snowboard and boots). Under the expertise of your Snowsports instructors, you'll build on your basic skills, grow in confidence on challenging terrain and iron out any bad habits.

NZSki: One Day Child Starter Pack

The youth ski and snowboard program operates daily and is specifically designed for kids and teens, encouraging maximum participation, safety and fun. It's an excellent way to make new friends, improve skills and have a great day on the hill.This package features group lessons for kids and teens of similar age and ability level, full mountain lift pass and recreational equipment. Advanced bookings are unavailable, but as spaces fill up quickly we recommend you arrive early to ensure participation.

Your Accommodation: Millennium Hotel Queenstown

Right in the heart of the action, the Millennium Hotel is just minutes from Queenstown's central shopping and entertainment district. Outdoor activities such as bungy jumping, white water rafting and jet boating are just some of the easily accessible activities nearby in New Zealand's adventure capital.

Day 4: Journey through Queenstowns landscapes made famous in the Lord of the Rings

5 day Queenstown Family Ski Holiday - day 4

Lord of the Rings Glenorchy Scenes Tour with Nomad Safaris

Nomad Safari of the Scenes Tour to Glenorchy is a must for Lord of the Rings fans, as well as those wanting to explore the untouched wilderness of Mt Aspiring National Park.  Begin by travelling from Queenstown along the edge of Lake Wakatipu to Glenorchy  and Paradise Valley.  From there enter into the forests of Dart Valley, the film location of Isengard, surrounded by mountains including Mt Earnslaw seen in the Hobbiton trilogies.  The remarkable rivers, mountains and forests you’ll visit today have been used for many films due to their otherworldliness and untouched beauty, so make sure you bring your camera!

Your Accommodation: Millennium Hotel Queenstown

Right in the heart of the action, the Millennium Hotel is just minutes from Queenstown's central shopping and entertainment district. Outdoor activities such as bungy jumping, white water rafting and jet boating are just some of the easily accessible activities nearby in New Zealand's adventure capital.

Day 5: Today you'll depart Queenstown for home

Take one last spin around Queenstown before returning your car to the airport.

If time allows sneak in a few more Queenstown sights or maybe take an early morning ride on the Skyline gondola before returning your rental car to the airport and catching your flight home.

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