Transport options from Queenstown to Ski Fields
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.
Shuttles – There are regular return Snowline Express buses that depart from Queenstown for Coronet Peak or you can reserve a pick up from your hotel in the morning.
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.
Shuttles – There are regular return Snowline Express buses that depart from Queenstown for the Remarkables or you can reserve a pick up from your hotel in the morning.
Driving – From Queenstown it’s a 50 minute drive to Cardrona Ski Area. Follow State Highway 6 from Queenstown towards Wanaka, just after Arrowtown turn left onto the Crown Range Road and travel over the pass, after passing through Cardrona village the clearly marked entrance to Cardrona Ski Area is on your left. The ski field access road is an unsealed alpine road, snow chains must be carried.
Shuttles –Kiwi Discovery buses have two morning departures from a range of Queenstown locations to Cardrona, buses return at 4.15pm
NZSki Snowline Bus: Queenstown Snow Centre Express Return
Relax and enjoy the scenic journey to and from Coronet Peak or The Remarkables aboard one of the dedicated buses. NZSki Snowline provides return trips to the slopes every day of the season (weather and conditions permitting) during hours of operation, giving you a comfortable and safe alternative for getting to the snow. No need to bother with chains or road conditions, instead you can sit back and rest up in preparation for your active day ahead and enjoy the incredible views.
Buses depart regularly from the Snow Centre on Duke Street. Return departures to Queenstown are as buses fill from 1:30 pm.
NZSki New Zealand Superpass: 2 Day Lift Pass
The New Zealand Superpass is the most flexible lift pass in New Zealand, giving you access to ski and ride Queenstown’s closest mountains – Coronet Peak and The Remarkables or Mtheven's Mt Hutt. Get more choice, more fun and more snow time with your New Zealand Superpass, and make the most of your New Zealand holiday!
With 2 days of New Zealand Superpasses you've got lift access to New Zealand's premier ski areas plus the fun and excitement of a range of off mountain attractions in and around Queenstown and Methven. You can mix it up a little and ski a day at the Remarkables and a day at Coronet Peak or Mt Hutt, or maybe you've got your eye on a run that you want to conquer over 2 days. And remember if the weather doesn't play ball on one of your days you can always exchange one of your superpass days for an exciting off-mountain activity or towards a feast at your favourite Queenstown and Methven restaurant or cafe.
Want to ski a little longer, don't own your own gear or snow clothing, or not sure if your skills are up to scratch?
No worries, chat to us about adding additional days, rentals, or lessons.
Rental Equipment from Browns Ski Shop
Ride the latest in ski or snowboard technology suitable for beginners right through to heli-skiers, expertly fitted by the team at Browns Ski Shop. They also have the biggest range of boots in Queenstown to cater for all foot sizes and shapes and take the time to make sure they are correctly fitted.
Queenstown Ice Bars - Suggested activity
We recommend a visit to one of Queenstown's ‘must-do’ tourist attractions, the Ice Bars. Queenstown has two bars to choose from, Minus 5° Ice Bar or Below Zero and these are a bucket list item for many visitors.
A variety of drinks are available and you will be wrapped up toasty and warm whilst enjoying the sculpted ice walls, bar, furniture, sculptures and even the glasses.