Ski like a local and enjoy the stunning snow-capped mountains of the Southern Alps.

Five commercial ski resorts make up the Queenstown and Wanaka offerings for snow lovers. Choose from The Remarkables, Coronet Peak, CardronaTreble Cone and Snow Farm(opens in new window) with something for everyone including Olympic-sized super pipes, state of the art chairlifts, cruising groomed runs, big mountain style and spectacular views.

To experience fresh, untouched powder, head to Soho Basin(opens in new window), a private ski area with snowcats instead of chairlifts, or embark on a heliskiing adventure.

Add two complimentary resort towns filled with apres and downtime options, cosmopolitan Queenstown and laid back Wanaka, and you have a snow holiday you won’t want to leave.

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Treble Cone, Wanaka


Discover Treble Cone, Wanaka


  • Largest ski area in the South Island
  • Free beginner surface lift
  • 30 mins drive from Wanaka

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 sunscreen, bring goggles and gloves and rent the rest.

Experienced skiers will love

Strap on the Go Pro and point your skis or board downward, you are in for one hell of an advanced terrain ride coveted by Freeride World Tour big mountain skiers, Olympic slopestylers and FIS racers. Small Planet Sports in Queenstown caters exclusively for all backcountry touring equipment and big name demo gear for those seeking adventure. Experienced skiers will also love ›


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