World-class snow and advanced varied terrain, Queenstown and Wanaka have it all for the experienced skier.

Winter at its Peak

Cardrona Alpine Resort, Wanaka


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There’s a reason Warren Miller, Matchstick Productions and Teton Gravity Research film their ski movies in New Zealand – terrain.  If you like your skiing steeper and deeper or prefer to hit the half pipe for some big air or just want to get some off piste powder then you’ve come to the right place.

It's easy to get to the slopes

Driving in winter is easy, just hire a car and set off at your own pace. Or, if you don't fancy driving, just sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery on one of the many shuttle buses that will bring you straight to the ski areas.


Before you pack your beanie and gloves, check out our list of must-knows.

Can I drive to the mountain?

Yes, all four ski areas are accessible by car and driving yourself means you can arrive or leave whenever you want. For more information on driving in winter, click here.

Driving times: 

  • Coronet Peak: 25 mins from Queenstown 
  • The Remarkables: 40 mins from Queenstown 
  • Treble Cone: 35 mins from Wanaka 
  • Cardrona: 35 mins from Wanaka 

Shuttle buses

Hop on one of the regular shuttle buses that run to and from convenient pick up locations and many major accommodation providers across Queenstown and Wanaka. Click for more information on shuttles for The Remarkables, Coronet Peak, Treble Cone and Cardrona.

Are there other ski areas nearby? 

Yes, if you're after a club ski field experience, why not try Snow Farm or Soho Basin, both easily accessible from Wanaka. 

What else is there to do apart from ski?

There's plenty of off-mountain experiences to enjoy in both Queenstown and Wanaka - check out some suggestions here.  

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