Queenstown Beginner Ski Holiday
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Queenstown Beginner Ski Holiday

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!

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Ski Package including Mountain Shuttles

This suggested tour costs from NZD$1,800 per person (twin share, low season)

Starts in Queenstown, finishes in Queenstown

5 days/4 nights

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Day 1: Welcome to the 'Adventure Capital' of Queenstown. Accommodation: Blue Peaks Lodge

Day 2: Head to the Remarkables for an introduction to skiing or snowboarding. Accommodation: Blue Peaks Lodge

Day 3: Continue the fun at the Remarkables Skifield and refine those amazing snow skills. Accommodation: Blue Peaks Lodge

Day 4: Enjoy one of Queenstown's icons - the Skyline gondola and luge. Accommodation: Blue Peaks Lodge

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

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Queenstown Beginner Ski Holiday - 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 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.

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. ...

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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.

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Your accommodation: Blue Peaks Lodge

At Blue Peaks Lodge you’ll find clean and comfortable self-catering motel accommodation, just a short 5 minute walk from the buzz of Queenstown’s dining and shopping area. Ski field transport picks up from across the road and free off street parking make it a doddle to get up the slopes.
Queenstown Beginner Ski Holiday - Day 2
Shuttle to the mountain with Info & Snow

You will be picked up from central Queenstown in the morning and taken up to the ski field. Your seat will be reserved for you so you don't need to worry, just enjoy the ride and beautiful views.

First Timer One Day Package at The Remarkables with NZSki

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.

SUGGESTED ACTIVITY - Clothing Rental with NZ Ski

Everything you need is available directly on the mountain, no need to carry it all up. You'll find the latest clothing gear to keep you warm and comfo...

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Everything you need is available directly on the mountain, no need to carry it all up. You'll find the latest clothing gear to keep you warm and comfortable on the mountain. If you want to swap, exchange, upgrade or if you find something's not quite right, they'll take care of it on the spot. There is the added flexibility of returning your rental clothing 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.
Please note: you can not hire out gloves, goggles or sunglasses for hygiene reasons. Please bring your own or these items can be purchased from the retail outlets on each ski area, or in town.

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Your accommodation: Blue Peaks Lodge

At Blue Peaks Lodge you’ll find clean and comfortable self-catering motel accommodation, just a short 5 minute walk from the buzz of Queenstown’s dining and shopping area. Ski field transport picks up from across the road and free off street parking make it a doddle to get up the slopes.
Queenstown Beginner Ski Holiday - Day 3
Shuttle to the mountain with Info & Snow

You will be picked up from central Queenstown in the morning and taken up to the ski field. Your seat will be reserved for you so you don't need to worry, just enjoy the ride and beautiful views.

NZSki New Zealand Superpass: 1 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. Get more choice, more fun and more snow time with your New Zealand Superpass and make the most of your New Zealand holiday!
The New Zealand 1 Day Superpass is your ticket to fun both on or off the mountains. The New Zealand Superpass can also be used as a Twilight Pass on applicable days at Coronet Peak (visit the Guest Services Desk to swap to a Twilight Pass). If you decide not to ski you can also swap your New Zealand Superpass for credit towards a selection of off-mountain activities, retail stores, bars and restaurants in Queenstown.
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, just get in touch and we can help you add additional days, rentals, or lessons.

SUGGESTED ACTIVITY - Clothing Rental with NZ Ski

Everything you need is available directly on the mountain, no need to carry it all up. You'll find the latest clothing gear to keep you warm and comfo...

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Everything you need is available directly on the mountain, no need to carry it all up. You'll find the latest clothing gear to keep you warm and comfortable on the mountain. If you want to swap, exchange, upgrade or if you find something's not quite right, they'll take care of it on the spot. There is the added flexibility of returning your rental clothing 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.
Please note: you can not hire out gloves, goggles or sunglasses for hygiene reasons. Please bring your own or these items can be purchased from the retail outlets on each ski area, or in town.

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Equipment Rental with NZ Ski

Everything you need is available directly on the mountain, no need to carry it all up. You'll find the latest gear, and the on-site technicians keep it in top condition. 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.

Full Day Group Lesson with NZ Ski

You'll be placed in a group of similar abilities and 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: Blue Peaks Lodge

At Blue Peaks Lodge you’ll find clean and comfortable self-catering motel accommodation, just a short 5 minute walk from the buzz of Queenstown’s dining and shopping area. Ski field transport picks up from across the road and free off street parking make it a doddle to get up the slopes.
Queenstown Beginner Ski Holiday - Day 4
Explore Queenstown

Well-known as New Zealand's ‘adventure capital’, Queenstown is home to a range of adventures, from the world's first and most famous bungy jumps to jet boat thrills, white-water rafting, and skydiving. However, Queenstown offers far more than a fast-paced, action-packed holiday. Settled on the shores of beautiful Lake Wakatipu beneath a soaring panorama of the Remarkables Mountain Range, this alpine town is surrounded by a plethora of historic, gastronomic, and scenic wonders. Take a stroll through the beautiful lakefront parks and gardens, browse through market stalls on weekends, dine in wonderful al-fresco restaurants, or ride on the 100-year-old historic Steamship - TSS Earnslaw to Walter Peak Station. Take the Queenstown Gondola up to Bob's Peak and soak up the panoramic views of the magnificent lake and mountain ranges. And after all of that, if you do want the adrenaline rush, Queenstown is known for taking your pick from the Shotover Jet, Canyon Swing, Zipline, Luge, or Heli-ski.

SUGGESTED ACTIVITY - Kiwi Park Entry

Explore the 5-acre oasis at the Kiwi Park. A family-owned and operated wildlife center in the heart of Queenstown, dedicated to saving New Zealand&rsq...

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Explore the 5-acre oasis at the Kiwi Park. A family-owned and operated wildlife center in the heart of Queenstown, dedicated to saving New Zealand’s endangered wildlife species. The Kiwi Park has over 20 species of native wildlife on display, including New Zealand's national icon, the Kiwi, and the living fossil, the Tuatara.

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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 - Wilderness Snowmobiling Adventure Queenstown

This two and a half hour fully guided snowmobile adventure departs from Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters hangar at Queenstown Airport, taking you on...

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This two and a half hour fully guided snowmobile adventure departs from Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters hangar at Queenstown Airport, taking you on an exhilarating 13 minute flight (approximately) across the western face of the Remarkables Mountain Range, over the Hector Mountains, and across the Nevis River Valley, where you land at the base of the Garvie Mountains.
After landing at the snowmobile base you will gear up (you will be provided with warm overalls, helmets, gloves, and boots) and have a safety briefing with your guide. Your guide will ensure you can operate your snowmobile safely and comfortably. You are then lead through the sparse backcountry, along the central most inland mountain range in New Zealand, cruising to an altitude of up to 6,000ft above sea level. Stunning scenery and views will astound throughout the whole experience. With stops along the way for some amazing photo opportunities of the spectacular landscape.
The snowmobile tour will move at a pace comfortable for everyone. The snowmobiles are modern Polaris machines, they are easy to operate and your guide is right there if you need any assistance. Upon arriving back to Snowmobiles base, finish your tour with a return helicopter ride back to Queenstown.

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Your accommodation: Blue Peaks Lodge

At Blue Peaks Lodge you’ll find clean and comfortable self-catering motel accommodation, just a short 5 minute walk from the buzz of Queenstown’s dining and shopping area. Ski field transport picks up from across the road and free off street parking make it a doddle to get up the slopes.
Queenstown Beginner Ski Holiday - 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...

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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.

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