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6 day Queenstown Family Ski Holiday

A fantastic family ski holiday that everyone will enjoy! Spend 6 days exploring Queenstown with 2 days skiing or snowboarding with 2 lessons and ski or snowboard equipment included. Back in town take the whole brood up the Skyline Gondola for a fun afternoon riding the luge!

  This Ski New Zealand package starts at (per person, based on quad share)
  6 days / 5 nights arriving Queenstown, departing Queenstown
  Accommodation on this package is: Apartments (Customisable? YES )
  2 full days Skiing at Queenstown ski resorts
  5 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

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

Day 1: Welcome to the 'Adventure Capital' of Queenstown
Accommodation: Blue Peaks Apartments

Day 2: Head to the Remarkables for an introduction to skiing or snowboarding
Accommodation: Blue Peaks Apartments

Day 3: Continue the fun at the Remarkables Skifield and refine those amazing snow skills
Accommodation: Blue Peaks Apartments

Day 4: Enjoy a Queenstown icon attraction - the Skyline gondola and thrilling luge
Accommodation: Blue Peaks Apartments

Day 5: With a final day in Queenstown hit the slopes or explore Queenstown
Accommodation: Blue Peaks Apartments

Day 6: Today you'll depart Queenstown for home

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6 day Queenstown Family Ski Holiday - Detailed Itinerary  

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

6 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: Blue Peaks Apartments

Blue Peaks Luxury Apartments, offer spacious 2 and 3 bedroom apartments just a 4 minute walk for all the excitement of central Queenstown. With a full kitchen, laundry and open plan living, the apartments are perfect for your Queenstown ski holiday.

Day 2: Head to the Remarkables for an introduction to skiing or snowboarding

6 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.

One Day 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 1 hour 50 minute group lessons, beginner lift pass and 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.

Coronet Peak or Remarkables Full Day Kids Kea Club

The Kea Club ski and snowboard programme is specifically designed for kids, encouraging maximum participation, safety and fun. It's an excellent way for your children to make new friends, improve their skills and have a great day on the hill. Advanced bookings are unavailable, but as spaces fill up quickly we recommend you arrive early to ensure participation.  Full Day Kea Club includes all-day lift access, 2 x 2 hour 30 minute lessons, lunch and rental equipment is also included in this package. Lesson begins at 10.00am and the pick up time at the end of the day is 4.00pm

Your Accommodation: Blue Peaks Apartments

Blue Peaks Luxury Apartments, offer spacious 2 and 3 bedroom apartments just a 4 minute walk for all the excitement of central Queenstown. With a full kitchen, laundry and open plan living, the apartments are perfect for your Queenstown ski holiday.

Day 3: Continue the fun at the Remarkables Skifield and refine those amazing snow skills

6 day Queenstown Family Ski Holiday - day 3

One Day 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 1 hour 50 minute group lessons, beginner lift pass and 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.

Coronet Peak or Remarkables Full Day Kids Kea Club

The Kea Club ski and snowboard programme is specifically designed for kids, encouraging maximum participation, safety and fun. It's an excellent way for your children to make new friends, improve their skills and have a great day on the hill. Advanced bookings are unavailable, but as spaces fill up quickly we recommend you arrive early to ensure participation.  Full Day Kea Club includes all-day lift access, 2 x 2 hour 30 minute lessons, lunch and rental equipment is also included in this package. Lesson begins at 10.00am and the pick up time at the end of the day is 4.00pm

Your Accommodation: Blue Peaks Apartments

Blue Peaks Luxury Apartments, offer spacious 2 and 3 bedroom apartments just a 4 minute walk for all the excitement of central Queenstown. With a full kitchen, laundry and open plan living, the apartments are perfect for your Queenstown ski holiday.

Day 4: Enjoy a Queenstown icon attraction - the Skyline gondola and thrilling luge

6 day Queenstown Family Ski Holiday - day 4

Discover Queenstown this winter

Queenstown in winter is a magical destination.  Surrounded by snow-capped mountains the town takes on a festive atmosphere that is contagious.   If you’re here for the powder you’re spoiled for choice with 3 mountains within an hour’s drive, you can choose from The Remarkables, Coronet Peak or Cardrona Ski Resort.  When you’re not slip-sliding-away there is plenty of off mountain entertainment in the ‘Adventure Capital’ of New Zealand.  The iconic Jet Boat ride on the Shotover River is a must, as is luging at the Skyline Gondola.  For a bigger thrill Queenstown is the birthplace of commercial bungy jumping or take it easy with a tour of the Gibbston Valley wineries.  Queenstown also has a great range of restaurants, cafes and take-out options, ranging from the famous Fergburger takeaways (it’s worth the queuing) to Rata restaurant with Michelin starred Josh Emett at the helm.

Skyline gondola and luging to the max

For amazing views of Queenstown’s snow covered mountains, take the Skyline gondola to the top of Bob’s Peak.  During your 450 metre ascent you’ll have magnificent views of your favourite mountains Coronet Peak and the Remarkables, as well as the surrounding countryside.  On arrival at the Skyline Queenstown building complex you then take a chairlift higher up the mountain to the start of the luge track.  Then there’s only one way down, but don’t worry you’re in control!

Your Accommodation: Blue Peaks Apartments

Blue Peaks Luxury Apartments, offer spacious 2 and 3 bedroom apartments just a 4 minute walk for all the excitement of central Queenstown. With a full kitchen, laundry and open plan living, the apartments are perfect for your Queenstown ski holiday.

Day 5: With a final day in Queenstown hit the slopes or explore Queenstown

6 day Queenstown Family Ski Holiday - day 5

More free time in the Adventure Capital of Queenstown

If the weather plays ball and you’re legs are up to it take to the slopes again, maybe even venture over to Treble Cone for the day.  Just a 90 minute drive from Queenstown, this ski field has been voted New Zealand’s best ski resort for 2 years running.  If you need a rest day you can always slip in a spot of retail therapy at Queenstown’s many shops or take the short drive to Arrowtown.  This historic village is perfect for strolling and as an added bonus is home to a fantastic range of shops, cafes and restaurants.  A winter holiday in Queenstown doesn’t need to be all about the snow there are many other ways to spend your day, including golf at Millbrook Resort, a day trip to Glenorchy to explore Mt Aspiring National Park on the Dart River Wilderness Safari, or maybe take a scenic flight over snow covered Fiordland National Park to the spectacular Milford Sound.

SUGGESTED ACTIVITY - Jet Boating on the Shotover

Take the ride of your life this winter through the spectacular canyons of the upper Shotover River.  Your Shotover Jet Boat driver takes you careering past rock faces, boulders and jutting crags with an ease that belies the power of the ‘Big Red’ jet boat.  Just when you think you can’t scream any more the boat suddenly stops with a 360 degree spin amidst a spray of water.  To keep warm during this winter adventure wear your ski jacket and gloves and keep your hands firmly on the heated hand rail.

SUGGESTED ACTIVITY - Rugged 4WD adventure to historic Macetown

Nomad Safaris Macetown 4WD adventure is a trip back in time with some exhilarating off road driving to get there.  Along the way you’ll cross the Arrow River multiple times, travel rugged roads and discover the gold rush history of the region.  You’ll even get to try your hand at panning for your own nugget!  Spectacular scenery, fascinating history and 4WD action aplenty.

Your Accommodation: Blue Peaks Apartments

Blue Peaks Luxury Apartments, offer spacious 2 and 3 bedroom apartments just a 4 minute walk for all the excitement of central Queenstown. With a full kitchen, laundry and open plan living, the apartments are perfect for your Queenstown ski holiday.

Day 6: 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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