Skiing in Queenstown and Wanaka

Only a three-hour flight away, Queenstown and Wanaka are the perfect ski holiday destinations. 

Ski like a local – enjoy the stunning snow-capped mountains of the Southern Alps, taste the local food & wine and experience skydiving in Queenstown.

Four commercial ski resorts make up the Queenstown and Wanaka offerings for snow lovers. Choose from The Remarkables, Coronet Peak, Cardrona and Treble Cone with something for everyone including Olympic-sized super pipes, state-of-the-art chairlifts, groomed runs and spectacular views.

The resort towns of cosmopolitan Queenstown and laid-back Wanaka have so many apres ski and down-time options, you won't want your snow holiday to end.

Recommended Experiences

 

Beginner skiers will love

Bring a camera, a sense of adventure and your party shoes. First-time skiers and boarders are well catered for with dedicated beginner ski areas and lift/lesson/rental package options at all four resorts. Pack sun screen, bring goggles and gloves and rent the rest.

There's lots to see and do

Queenstown
Queenstown apres-ski, Queenstown

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Skiing, Queenstown

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Hot pools

Jet boating

Walking and hiking

Adventure

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Queenstown

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Queenstown

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Highlights

  • Relax in Queenstown's many bars
  • Visit the many wineries
  • Sample the local fare

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Queenstown

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Highlights

  • Epic snow for skiers of every level
  • Resort towns of Queenstown and Wanaka
  • Relax or try an adventure activity
Queenstown

Queenstown

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Highlights

  • Adrenaline capital of New Zealand
  • Try a jet boat on the Shotover river
  • Or do a bungy jump or skydive

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Wanaka

Wanaka

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Highlights

  • 5-6 hour easy walking track
  • Take in breathtaking views
  • over Lake Wanaka and Mount Aspiring

Proximity

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Queenstown

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Where to next?

Skiing in Christchurch - Canterbury →

Experienced skiers — what to try in Queenstown - Wanaka →

What you need to know about skiing in the South Island →