Advanced skiing in Queenstown and Wanaka

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

Winter at its Peak

Wanaka
Cardrona Alpine Resort, Wanaka

By Cardrona Alpine Resort

Queenstown
Coronet Peak , Queenstown

By NZSki

Queenstown
The Remarkables, Queenstown

By Destination Queenstown

Queenstown
Coronet Peak, Queenstown

By Miles Holden

Queenstown
Onsen Hot Pools , Queenstown

By Matt Crawford

Wanaka
Rippon Vineyard, Wanaka

By Julian Apse

Queenstown
Bungy, Queenstown

By AJ Hackett Bungy New Zealand

Wanaka
Heli Skiing Southern Alps, Wanaka

By HMH

Cardrona

Coronet Peak

The Remarkables

Night skiing at Coronet Peak

Hot pools

Food & wine

Adventure activites

Heli skiing

Wanaka

Wanaka

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Discover more about Cardrona

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Queenstown

Queenstown

Explore Queenstown

Learn more about Coronet Peak

World-class conditions and varied terrain - Coronet Peak has something for everyone.

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Queenstown

Queenstown

Discover Queenstown

Discover more about The Remarkables

The Remarkables has the Southern Hemisphere's only Stash, a Burton signature terrain park

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Queenstown

Queenstown

Explore Queenstown

Discover more about Coronet Peak

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Queenstown

Queenstown

Explore Queenstown 

Top experiences in Queenstown

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Wanaka

Wanaka

Discover wineries in Central Otago

Top experiences in Queenstown & Wanaka

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Queenstown

Queenstown

Explore activities in Queenstown

Highlights

  • Abundance of adrenaline activities
  • Bungy off Kawerau bridge
  • Or jet boat on the Shotover River
Wanaka

Wanaka

Discover Wanaka 

Highlights

  • Experience the exhilaration of
  • Harris Mountains Heli Ski
  • Runs between 2,000 - 4,000 vertical feet

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.

FAQ

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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