Queenstown is a fantastic ski destination providing a variety of terrain to satisfy and entertain all abilities of skier. There are an enormous variety of off-snow activities in New Zealand’s adventure capital so a Queenstown skiing holiday can be so much more than your typical ski holiday.
Queenstown boasts three resorts to choose from within a 55 minutes drive, with each resort offering their own distinctive qualities. Coronet Peak, The Remarkables and Cardrona have something to suit every skier.
Coronet Peak is just 25 minutes from Queenstown and is known for its vast intermediate rolling terrain. With a sealed road the entire way it is an easy drive and the closest resort for skiing in Queenstown.
The Remarkables is a 45-minute drive from Queenstown and offers truly stunning views. They have a wide-open learners area and a progressive terrain park. With views to match the snow conditions, it is certainly a must ski.
Cardrona is a 55 minute drive from Queenstown and has magnificent wide open perfectly groomed trails. The beginner and intermediate skier will just be in heaven here. If you would like to learn or progress your freestyle skills Cardrona terrain park is arguably the best in New Zealand, hosting events such as the New Zealand Ski Open and Freestyle Ski World Cups. If you are looking for something a little steeper Cardrona has got that too, with the resort area spreading across three bowls there is some great off-piste skiing to done.
After skiing your way around all these resorts a day off is usually in order. Lucky you are in New Zealand’s adventure capital of the world. Bungy jumping, jet boating, canyon swinging – you name it they have it. Or perhaps something a little more sedate, such as a wine tour, or lunch in one of the many lake front restaurants.
Queenstown is a great ski destination offering an abundance of on and off snow variety to suit everyone. With stunning views to match the great snow conditions, you won’t be disappointed with a Queenstown skiing holiday.