The Remarkables Beginners Package
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The Remarkables Beginners Package

Whether you are young or young at heart, you're never too old to learn to ski! Master the basics with the stunning background of New Zealand's Southern Alps, in the adventure capital of Queenstown. Learn from the best and hit the slopes this winter for an action-packed first-time ski adventure!

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South Island Ski including Car Hire

This suggested tour costs from NZD$2,124 per person (twin share, low season)

Starts in Queenstown, finishes in Queenstown

5 days/4 nights

Hotel 3 star

 Rental car included

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Day 1: Welcome to the 'Adventure Capital' of Queenstown. Accommodation: Heartland Hotel Queenstown

Day 2: Head to the Remarkables for an introduction to the snow. Accommodation: Heartland Hotel Queenstown

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

Day 4: Today is a free day to make the most of your Queenstown experience. Accommodation: Heartland Hotel Queenstown

Day 5: Depart Queenstown for home.

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The Remarkables Beginners Package - 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 to 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.

Your accommodation: Heartland Hotel Queenstown

Just a few minute’s walk from the centre of Queenstown you’ll find the chalet style Heartland Hotel Queenstown. With a range of room types you’ll be well catered for whether you’re a couple, group of friends or a family.
The Remarkables Beginners Package - Day 2
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.

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.

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.

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: Heartland Hotel Queenstown

Just a few minute’s walk from the centre of Queenstown you’ll find the chalet style Heartland Hotel Queenstown. With a range of room types you’ll be well catered for whether you’re a couple, group of friends or a family.
Meals included: Breakfast

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

The Remarkables Beginners Package - Day 3
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.

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.

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: Heartland Hotel Queenstown

Just a few minute’s walk from the centre of Queenstown you’ll find the chalet style Heartland Hotel Queenstown. With a range of room types you’ll be well catered for whether you’re a couple, group of friends or a family.
Meals included: Breakfast
The Remarkables Beginners Package - 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.

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 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.

SUGGESTED ACTIVITY - Million Dollar Lake Cruise

Cruise to the end of Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown and see more scenery, more mountains and more sights. You'll enjoy fascinating commentary including i...

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Cruise to the end of Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown and see more scenery, more mountains and more sights. You'll enjoy fascinating commentary including intriguing stories and the history of the area. You'll journey on a luxury heated launch and there's a bar on site for refreshments.

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Your accommodation: Heartland Hotel Queenstown

Just a few minute’s walk from the centre of Queenstown you’ll find the chalet style Heartland Hotel Queenstown. With a range of room types you’ll be well catered for whether you’re a couple, group of friends or a family.
Meals included: Breakfast
The Remarkables Beginners Package - Day 5
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.

SUGGESTED ACTIVITY - Nevis Swing with AJ Hacket

The Nevis Swing is not simply the most famous Queenstown Swing. It is not merely the most famous New Zealand Swing. This is the most famous swing in t...

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The Nevis Swing is not simply the most famous Queenstown Swing. It is not merely the most famous New Zealand Swing. This is the most famous swing in the whole world!
After being lifted out above the launch deck, suspended 160 metres above the canyon floor, you’re suddenly released and find yourself rushing towards the other side of the valley at 120kph, eyes wide open in disbelief or shut tight in fear.

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Driving distance and time (approximate) for this leg: 8 kms / 5 miles : 0.2 hours

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