Breadcrumb
New Zealand tour itinerary name and information

5 day Queenstown Family Ski Intro

Spend 5 days in the alpine resort of Queenstown and get your family on the snow for the first time! With 2 days of lift passes and rental gear, plus 2 skiing or snowboarding lessons included, we've got everything you need to get started skiing, and when you're done with the ski fields, head back to Queenstown for some exciting activities that everyone will love!

Currency selector
All prices are in
Tour summary and feature

NZ Ski Package

This suggested tour costs from NZD$1,075 per person (twin share, low season)

Starts in Queenstown, finishes in Queenstown

5 days/4 nights

Motels

 Customisable? YES

price pp from
Was NZD$1,153
Now NZD$1,075
twin share/double
Get Instant Quote View Full Itinerary Book Now Enquire Now
Tour at a glance

Day 1: Welcome to the 'Adventure Capital' of Queenstown. Accommodation: Bella Vista Queenstown

Day 2: Head to the Remarkables for an introduction to skiing or snowboarding. Accommodation: Bella Vista Queenstown

Day 3: Continue the fun at the Remarkables Skifield and refine those amazing snow skills. Accommodation: Bella Vista Queenstown

Day 4: Enjoy one of Queenstown's icons - the Skyline gondola and luge. Accommodation: Bella Vista Queenstown

Day 5: Today you'll depart Queenstown for home.

Tour full itinerary
Detailed itinerary: 5 day tour starting in Queenstown

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

5 day Queenstown Family Ski Intro - Day 1
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.

SUGGESTED ACTIVITY - Ziptrek Eco Tours Moa 4 line tour

Ziptrek Ecotours is a spectacular and exhilarating flying fox eco-adventure through the forest canopy high above Queenstown, on Skyline Gondola hill. ...

Read more

Ziptrek Ecotours is a spectacular and exhilarating flying fox eco-adventure through the forest canopy high above Queenstown, on Skyline Gondola hill. The perfect starter to your adventure experience in Queenstown. The Moa comprises four flying foxes, starting and finishing at the top of the Skyline gondola. Moa is designed to start low and slow and gradually build your confidence as it gets progressively longer, higher and faster. All ages love the interaction this aerial tour has to offer.

Hide

Your accommodation: Bella Vista Queenstown

Bella Vista Motel Queenstown is an easy 3-minute walk to Queenstown centre. Offering mountain views and great facilities for visitors to the alpine resort town.

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

5 day Queenstown Family Ski Intro - Day 2
Transport options 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.

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.

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.

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.

Cardrona
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: One Day Starter Pack

If you have never been on snow before this is the package for you! 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.

Sightseeing and Tobogganning at Coronet Peak Ski Field

Want to experience the spectacular mountains but not yet ready to ski? Coronet Peak offers a wide range of activities for everyone, young and old. You can unlock some of the best views in Queenstown and take in the thrill of New Zealand's original Ski Field.
Please visit the Coronet Peak guest services desk on the mountain or at the Snow Centre in central Queenstown to purchase your Peak Gondola pass or organise toboggan hire.

Your accommodation: Bella Vista Queenstown

Bella Vista Motel Queenstown is an easy 3-minute walk to Queenstown centre. Offering mountain views and great facilities for visitors to the alpine resort town.

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

5 day Queenstown Family Ski Intro - Day 3
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: One Day Lift, Lesson & Rental 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. 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.

Your accommodation: Bella Vista Queenstown

Bella Vista Motel Queenstown is an easy 3-minute walk to Queenstown centre. Offering mountain views and great facilities for visitors to the alpine resort town.

Day 4 - Enjoy one of Queenstown's icons - the Skyline gondola and luge

5 day Queenstown Family Ski Intro - Day 4
Skyline Gondola Queenstown and 3 Luge Rides

In the heart of Queenstown, located 450 metres above town in the Ben Lomond Scenic Reserve is the Skyline Complex. A gondola ride to the summit makes for awe-inspiring views of the city surround. Arrive at the complex and wander the outside viewing decks for a picture perfect outlook. Then onto the Luge! The 800 metre luge track offers an exhilarating journey through banked corners, tunnels and dippers.

SUGGESTED ACTIVITY - Kiwi Birdlife Park Entry

Enjoy the sight, sounds and textures of the New Zealand birdlife and bush. See real kiwi and up to twenty other native birds and reptiles, including t...

Read more

Enjoy the sight, sounds and textures of the New Zealand birdlife and bush. See real kiwi and up to twenty other native birds and reptiles, including the tuatara, in this breeding sanctuary. The Kiwi Birdlife Park, situated an easy five minute walk from central Queenstown, offers live conservation shows. This New Zealand first features the country's native stars alongside qualified and experienced zoologists. At the live conservation show, meet the birds and creatures who have roamed the country's forests and shorelines for thousands of years, in a close-up environment where their comfort is paramount, and your access is unparalleled. The Kiwi and Birdlife team of experts will bring a wealth of understanding about the past and present of New Zealand's wildlife, and a fascinating insight into the work that's assuring its future.

Hide

Your accommodation: Bella Vista Queenstown

Bella Vista Motel Queenstown is an easy 3-minute walk to Queenstown centre. Offering mountain views and great facilities for visitors to the alpine resort town.

Day 5 - Today you'll depart Queenstown for home

5 day Queenstown Family Ski Intro - Day 5
Transport Options

Like some help to organise your transport to or from the airport and your accommodation? No worries! Chat to us to find out about the options best suited to you.

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 caree...

Read more

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.

Hide
Currency selector
All prices are in
Tour quick quote
Tour quick quote - 5 day Queenstown Family Ski Intro
Step 1: Select start date for this tour here
Step 2: Select number of passengers and room configuration
Select number of adult per room type
Single occupancy (based on 1 adult in one room)
Double room (based on 2 adults in 1 room, 1 bed)
Twin room (based on 2 adults sharing 1 room with 2 beds)
Select number of child per room type
Child (5-14yrs inclusive) Child cost when sharing with at least one adult
No pricing loaded - please choose another date or contact us
Your quote for this tour:
Start date:
End date:
Guests:
Rooms:
Total cost for this tour package is:0
This quote is based on vehicles to accommodate your party in the vehicle type. We suggest changing the car type or contacting us for the best options.
Save and send a copy of this quote to
or

NOTE: Quotes are subject to availability of specific accommodation and other inclusions. Our Ski New Zealand experts will be in touch with you regarding this. Costs quoted in currencies other than New Zealand dollars (NZ$) are based on today's exchange rate and are subject to change. Terms and Conditions apply.

Remember - we can create this itinerary with any style of accommodation or customise to suit your interests and time frame. Just contact us here.

Send us an enquiry about this tour
Contact form

Fields marked * are mandatory