Fun with Family Queenstown Ski Holiday
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Fun with Family Queenstown Ski Holiday

Stay in an apartment in Central Queenstown and maximise your time on the slopes. We've included 5 days of lift passes and ski/snowboard and boots hire. It all adds up to a 6 day holiday you and your family won't forget in a hurry! 

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South Island Ski including Car Hire

This suggested tour costs from NZD$2,915 per person (twin share, low season)

Starts in Queenstown, finishes in Queenstown

6 days/5 nights

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 Rental car included

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Day 1: Welcome to the 'Adventure Capital' of Queenstown. Accommodation: Scenic Suites Queenstown

Day 2: First day up in Queenstown, Coronet Peak will not disappoint. Accommodation: Scenic Suites Queenstown

Day 3: The Remarkables will definitely live up to its name. Accommodation: Scenic Suites Queenstown

Day 4: Back to Coronet, Greengates is worth a look today. Accommodation: Scenic Suites Queenstown

Day 5: Explore Remarks off piste today. Accommodation: Scenic Suites Queenstown

Day 6: Final day, make it worth it, before departing.

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Fun with Family Queenstown Ski Holiday - Day 1
Collect your Ski New Zealand rental car

Ski New Zealand have a superb range of cars from all the top companies and with a range of insurance options and inclusions like ski racks, and snow chains 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 for this.  You will need to pay $5 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.

5 Day Rental Snow Clothing from Browns Ski Shop

Browns use Spyder and Karbon clothing in their rental. Hard-wearing, stylish, with 10,000mm waterproofing, in a range of colours. All clothing is washed after every use in their on-site machines.

5 Day Rental Equipment from Browns Ski Shop

Ride the latest in ski or snowboard technology, 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.

Your accommodation: Scenic Suites Queenstown

Queenstown’s Scenic Suites enjoys an elevated position overlooking Lake Wakatipu and the mountains, yet it’s still an easy 5 minute walk to the heart of Queenstown’s entertainment area. Choose from luxurious hotel rooms or the 1 bedroom suite with full kitchen for self-catering.
Fun with Family Queenstown Ski Holiday - Day 2
Driving Instructions from Queenstown to Coronet Peak Ski Field

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.

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 extensive snowmaking facilities, making 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. There are regular shuttles to and from Queenstown, which is only a 20-minute drive away. 

5 Day Lift Superpass with NZ Ski

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. Get more choice, more fun, and more snow time with your New Zealand Superpass and make the most of your New Zealand holiday!
With 5 days of New Zealand Superpass fun, you'll be in heaven. You can decide on the day whether you're skiing The Remarkables or Coronet Peak. Another option is visiting 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 the 5th day of 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.
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 rentals and lessons.

SUGGESTED ACTIVITY - TSS Earnslaw cruise to Walter Peak including gourmet BBQ dinner and a farm tour

Enjoy a quintessential Kiwi experience, a delicious gourmet BBQ buffet meal and a farm demonstration in a stunning lakeside setting. Take in the stunn...

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Enjoy a quintessential Kiwi experience, a delicious gourmet BBQ buffet meal and a farm demonstration in a stunning lakeside setting. Take in the stunning views of Lake Wakatipu and its surroundings as you cruise across the lake to the historic Walter Peak high country farm aboard the TSS Earnslaw Steamship.
Enjoy the ambience of the heart of the stately homestead while your Colonel’s Homestead Restaurant chef prepares a gourmet BBQ dinner. Your seasonal menu includes an extensive selection of local New Zealand produce, including succulent meats and a selection of delicious vegetables and salads. Complete your meal with your choice of delicious desserts, New Zealand cheeses, tea and coffee.
After dinner, watch the farm dogs in action with a sheep-herding demonstration and say hello to the other farm animals. Finally, cruise home under the southern stars and enjoy the fresh night air as the lights of Queenstown draw ever closer.

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Your accommodation: Scenic Suites Queenstown

Queenstown’s Scenic Suites enjoys an elevated position overlooking Lake Wakatipu and the mountains, yet it’s still an easy 5 minute walk to the heart of Queenstown’s entertainment area. Choose from luxurious hotel rooms or the 1 bedroom suite with full kitchen for self-catering.

Driving distance and time (approximate) for this leg: 15 kms / 9 miles : 0.3 hours

Fun with Family Queenstown Ski Holiday - Day 3
Driving Instructions from Queenstown to The Remarkables Ski Field

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.

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, lessons for 4yrs+ and complete gear hire on the mountain, this is a fun and easy day out for visitors to the South Island.

Your accommodation: Scenic Suites Queenstown

Queenstown’s Scenic Suites enjoys an elevated position overlooking Lake Wakatipu and the mountains, yet it’s still an easy 5 minute walk to the heart of Queenstown’s entertainment area. Choose from luxurious hotel rooms or the 1 bedroom suite with full kitchen for self-catering.

Driving distance and time (approximate) for this leg: 21 kms / 13 miles : 0.6 hours

Fun with Family Queenstown Ski Holiday - Day 4
Another Day at Coronet Peak Ski Field

You have already had a taster of what Coronet has to offer now is time to get out and start exploring. Head over to Greengates Express to find a big nature playground full of features. 

SUGGESTED ACTIVITY - 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 ...

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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.

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Your accommodation: Scenic Suites Queenstown

Queenstown’s Scenic Suites enjoys an elevated position overlooking Lake Wakatipu and the mountains, yet it’s still an easy 5 minute walk to the heart of Queenstown’s entertainment area. Choose from luxurious hotel rooms or the 1 bedroom suite with full kitchen for self-catering.
Fun with Family Queenstown Ski Holiday - Day 5
Another Day at The Remarkables Ski Field

Time to really find out why this ski field is called The Remarkables, explore all the trails and see if you can find the Stash House.

SUGGESTED ACTIVITY - Sunrise Balloon Adventures

Experience sunrise over the lakes and mountains from the serenity of a hot air balloon. You'll float gently with the breeze, enjoying incredible panor...

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Experience sunrise over the lakes and mountains from the serenity of a hot air balloon. You'll float gently with the breeze, enjoying incredible panoramic views and your flight is followed by a champagne style breakfast at your landing spot. Flights are at dawn when the air is cool and calm and in the right conditions you can expect to see views of Coronet Peak and The Remarkables ski areas, Mount Aspiring in the Southern Alps and Mount Tutoko in Fiordland National Park. You can also see Lake Wakatipu, Lake Hayes, the Shotover and Kawarau rivers. Additionally a bonus for many are the views of some Lord of the Rings scenes such as The Ford Of Bruinen, Dimrill Dale, The Gates of Argonath and The Pillars Of The Kings. Also visible is Mount Earnslaw, one of the great mountains seen in Isengard.  The flight is for approximately 1 hour and you will be standing for the duration of the flight.

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Your accommodation: Scenic Suites Queenstown

Queenstown’s Scenic Suites enjoys an elevated position overlooking Lake Wakatipu and the mountains, yet it’s still an easy 5 minute walk to the heart of Queenstown’s entertainment area. Choose from luxurious hotel rooms or the 1 bedroom suite with full kitchen for self-catering.
Fun with Family Queenstown Ski Holiday - Day 6
Last Day.... Coronet or Remarks, you choose?

Ensure you tick off all the runs/hikes you want to get in today. Whether you hike to the summit of Remarks which is directly off the Shadow Basin Chair to get breath-taking views of Queenstown and enjoy the ride down from the top. Or explore the epic terrain that the Rocky Gully T-Bar opens up at Coronet Peak and enjoy lunch at Heidi's Hut.

Return your vehicle to Queenstown Airport

Explore more of Queenstown before dropping your rental car at the airport depot and continuing your onward journey.

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