Top 5 Reasons to Ski Queenstown

Queenstown is a fabulous ski holiday destination. Here is the top 5 reasons to make it next on your ski resort bucket list,or to go back again in 2013!

1. A huge amount of choice

Queenstown is a year round holiday destination which caters to a wide variety of people. As a result, you can choose from a cheap backpacker hostel, a great value apartment or a wide range of boutique hotels and 5 star hotels where your loyalty reward card is accepted. Not only is there a choice of accommodation, but dining, activities and shops are many and varied.

2. Terrain for skiers and snowboarders of all levels

There is a slope for everyone from never-evers to the most advance within day-tripping distance from Queenstown. Coronet Peak and Remarkables are the closest ski resorts to Queenstown and offer something for everyone. Snowboarders will like the terrain parks and skiers will like the wide rolling slopes. Further afield you will find Cardrona, a very popular resort which also offers on snow accommodation. Its great for learning and the place to take young kids, even if its just for childcare while parents ski.

3. Freestyle fun at Snow Park NZ

Snow Park is a man made ski resort full of freestyle terrain. It has jumps, rails, boxes, half pipes, quarter pipes and more. Plus, whether you are just starting out or a pro you will be able to have fun at Snow Park.

4. Powder days

If its chucking down snow then head to Treble Cone. Admittedly a bit further away but way too awesome to pass up on a powder day. The big bowls full of chutes and gullies will be offering up freshies all day long! Get out there!

5. Direct flights to Queenstown

Its a big commitment to take on a ski holiday, with travelling there being the most time consuming and expensive part. Grab a cheap flight with Air New Zealand, Jetstar, Virgin or Qantas into Queenstown airport and you can be on the slopes in no time!

Check out these Queenstown Ski Packages for the latest deals.

6. Bonus Reason to Ski Queenstown - Flexibility

The resorts in and around Queenstown have got it figured out and sell their lift tickets in the form of an interchangeable lift and activity pass. So if you don't feel like skiing, cash in your day's pass for bungee jumping, jet boating or a day at the spa! The options are endlessly amazing! 

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