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7 day Queenstown Winter Ski Escape

Save up to NZ$250 per person

* Prices shown are already discounted. Book before December 31st 2017

7 days of winter luxury awaits you on this fantastic Queenstown winter holiday. With a 4 days Queenstown Superpass and 4 days of rental equipment included, we've got everything you need to get on the snow. Relax in the evenings in your beautiful accommodations and explore your beautiful surroundings.

  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: Luxury apartments (Customisable? YES )
  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
  This package can be customised to suit you precisely - - just request here

7 day Queenstown Winter Ski Escape - at a glance (See detailed itinerary)  

Day 1: Welcome to Queenstown for your winter escape
Accommodation: The Rees Luxury Apartments

Day 2: Your 4 day superpass can be used any day during your holiday
Accommodation: The Rees Luxury Apartments

Day 3: Remarkables or Coronet Peak - decisions, decisions
Accommodation: The Rees Luxury Apartments

Day 4: You can also trade in a superpass for night skiing at Coronet
Accommodation: The Rees Luxury Apartments

Day 5: Fancy a break? Check out Queenstown's other attractions
Accommodation: The Rees Luxury Apartments

Day 6: Remember you can trade in a superpass day at a various local activities and cafes
Accommodation: The Rees Luxury Apartments

Day 7: Today you depart for home, see you next year!

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7 day Queenstown Winter Ski Escape - Detailed Itinerary  

Day 1: Welcome to Queenstown for your winter escape

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: The Rees Luxury Apartments

For luxury apartment accommodation, you can’t go past The Rees in Queenstown. Designer Italian kitchens and bathrooms, gas fireplaces and elegant design make these spacious apartments a pleasure to stay, but difficult to leave. The courtesy shuttle will quickly get you to the town centre or make the most of the onsite award winning restaurant.

Day 2: Your 4 day superpass can be used any day during your holiday

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.

Equipment Rental

Everything you need is available directly on the mountain, no need to carry it all up. You'll find the latest gear, from clothing to equipment, and the on-site technicians keep it in top condition. Use the revolutionary Head BYS ski fitting system designed to reduce the amount of time taken to fit boots and skis allowing you maximum time on the slopes. The snowboard gear is the industry leading Burton 'Learn to Ride'. If you want to swap, exchange, upgrade or if you find something is not quite right, they'll take care of it on the spot. There is the added flexibility of returning your rental equipment to Coronet Peak, The Remarkables or the Queenstown Snow Centre, irrespective of where you picked it up. If you want to get fitted out the day before you start skiing or boarding, and know that you have your gear early, pick it up at Snowbiz in Queenstown.

Queenstown Superpass 4 Day Lift Pass

With 4 days of Queenstown Superpass fun you'll be in heaven. You can decide on the day whether you're skiing The Remarkables or Coronet Peak or maybe you fancy a spot of evening skiing at Coronet Peak. If so visit the Guest Services Desk to swap one of your Superpass days for a Twilight Pass. With so much flexibility and freedom you'll have an awesome time no matter the weather. And if you find that your legs aren't going to hold up to a 4th day skiing, no worries you can swap a Superpass day for credit towards thrilling off-mountain activities, great shopping and some of the best bars and restaurants in Queenstown.

Your Accommodation: The Rees Luxury Apartments

For luxury apartment accommodation, you can’t go past The Rees in Queenstown. Designer Italian kitchens and bathrooms, gas fireplaces and elegant design make these spacious apartments a pleasure to stay, but difficult to leave. The courtesy shuttle will quickly get you to the town centre or make the most of the onsite award winning restaurant.

Day 3: Remarkables or Coronet Peak - decisions, decisions

Coronet Peak Ski Field

Want to challenge yourself on exciting terrain in some of the best conditions in the Southern Hemisphere?  Then Coronet Peak should be top of your list.   This theme park created by mother nature offers gripping trails and the extensive snowmaking facilities, makes for complete snow coverage on multiple trails. Coronet is also home to night skiing for a different take on these roller coaster trails try it under lights. For those just getting to know the snow the dedicated learner and novice areas make finding your snow feet easy and all gear can be hired on the mountain. With 25% beginners, 45% intermediate and 30% advanced, Coronet Peak has the trail for you.  For a break from the snow, enjoy live music at the base building, or wet your whistle with a hot chocolate or cold beverage at Heidi's Hut. The pizza and pasta meals are great for warming you up and giving you an energy boost for the afternoon. For the little ones there are supervised kids' programmes for 3 months upwards and snow sport school for kids and big kids alike. There are regular shuttles to and from Queenstown, which is only a 20 minute drive away. 

Your Accommodation: The Rees Luxury Apartments

For luxury apartment accommodation, you can’t go past The Rees in Queenstown. Designer Italian kitchens and bathrooms, gas fireplaces and elegant design make these spacious apartments a pleasure to stay, but difficult to leave. The courtesy shuttle will quickly get you to the town centre or make the most of the onsite award winning restaurant.

Day 4: You can also trade in a superpass for night skiing at Coronet

The Remarkables Ski Field

The Remarkables offers a laid-back atmosphere which is fantastic for families and those new to skiing or snowboarding. Located just 45 minutes from Queenstown, the Remarkables features a fantastic network of trails with wide, gentle slopes for beginners of all ages and big mountain runs for the experts in the family. With 30% beginners, 40% intermediate and 30% advanced, the Remarkables offers challenges for all levels and for those wanting to progress quickly, the friendly team of instructors can be with you every step of the way. While you're up there don't forget to check out the purpose-built snow tubing lanes before you round off with a steaming hot chocolate or drink at Remarkables cafe. With regular shuttles from Queenstown, childcare for 3 months onwards and lessons for 3yrs+ and complete gear hire on the mountain, this is a fun and easy day out for visitors to the South Island.

Your Accommodation: The Rees Luxury Apartments

For luxury apartment accommodation, you can’t go past The Rees in Queenstown. Designer Italian kitchens and bathrooms, gas fireplaces and elegant design make these spacious apartments a pleasure to stay, but difficult to leave. The courtesy shuttle will quickly get you to the town centre or make the most of the onsite award winning restaurant.

Day 5: Fancy a break? Check out Queenstown's other attractions

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: The Rees Luxury Apartments

For luxury apartment accommodation, you can’t go past The Rees in Queenstown. Designer Italian kitchens and bathrooms, gas fireplaces and elegant design make these spacious apartments a pleasure to stay, but difficult to leave. The courtesy shuttle will quickly get you to the town centre or make the most of the onsite award winning restaurant.

Day 6: Remember you can trade in a superpass day at a various local activities and cafes

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: The Rees Luxury Apartments

For luxury apartment accommodation, you can’t go past The Rees in Queenstown. Designer Italian kitchens and bathrooms, gas fireplaces and elegant design make these spacious apartments a pleasure to stay, but difficult to leave. The courtesy shuttle will quickly get you to the town centre or make the most of the onsite award winning restaurant.

Day 7: Today you depart for home, see you next year!

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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