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7 day Queenstown Family Ski Holiday

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Spend an amazing 2 days skiing or snowboarding at the Remarkables ski field with 2 lessons included and plenty of extra time to explore and enjoy a bit of extra adventure in Queenstown!

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

7 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: Today is free to explore the spectacular wilderness that surrounds Queenstown
Accommodation: Blue Peaks Apartments

Day 5: Cruise aboard the iconic TSS Earnslaw and enjoy the Skyline gondola and luge
Accommodation: Blue Peaks Apartments

Day 6: With a final day in Queenstown explore further afield or re-visit the slopes
Accommodation: Blue Peaks Apartments

Day 7: Today you'll depart Queenstown for home

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7 day Queenstown Family Ski Holiday - Detailed Itinerary  

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

7 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

7 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: 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

7 day Queenstown Family Ski Holiday - day 3

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: 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: Today is free to explore the spectacular wilderness that surrounds Queenstown

7 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.

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: Cruise aboard the iconic TSS Earnslaw and enjoy the Skyline gondola and luge

7 day Queenstown Family Ski Holiday - day 5

TSS Earnslaw cruise and Walter Peak High Country Farm tour

A return scenic cruise from Queenstown to Walter Peak High Country Farm on board the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw, one of the last remaining coal fired passenger ships operating in the southern hemisphere. The vintage steamship was originally built in Dunedin and once completed it was dismantled, shipped by rail to Kingston and then reassembled before being launched onto the lake where it has been transporting goods and passengers since 1912.

Following the 40-minute outward voyage from Queenstown, you disembark at Walter Peak High Country Farm where you can experience farming life. There is time to wander through the beautiful lakeside gardens and enjoy tea/coffee and home baking in the Colonel's Homestead, surrounded by views of the lake and mountains. Farm demonstrators take you on a walking tour of the farmyard and there is ample opportunity to view the farm animals - sheep, red deer and Scottish Highland cattle. Highlights of the farming experience are watching the farm demonstrator shear a sheep, and sheep dogs working stock. After the farmyard tour there is still time to do a little shopping and view a wool spinning demonstration, before boarding the TSS Earnslaw for the return cruise to Queenstown.

Skyline Gondola Queenstown and 3 Luge Rides

In the heart of Queenstown, located 450 metres above town in Ben Lomond Scenic Reserve is the Skyline Complex. Catch a gondola to the summit for awe-inspiring views and delicious local fare with view. Ride the fantastic luge tracks for the thrill of a lifetime.

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: With a final day in Queenstown explore further afield or re-visit the slopes

7 day Queenstown Family Ski Holiday - day 6

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.

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 7: 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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