Skiing & Snowboarding in Queenstown

Queenstown is New Zealand’s most iconic ski town. With winter fast approaching, it’s time to start planning your winter escape!

New Zealand’s favourite winter playground, Queenstown is a magnet for both domestic and international tourists.

Two world-class ski areas are located just minutes from downtown Queenstown – The Remarkables and Coronet Peak. A little further afield you will find top-notch facilities at Cardrona and Treble Cone.

Ski Season

The Southern Hemisphere ski season generally starts in mid-June and (depending on weather conditions) runs until October.

Getting to Queenstown

Queenstown is a scenic 7 hour drive from Christchurch – the South Island’s major gateway city. You can also fly direct to Queenstown from major Australian destinations like Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, as well as a wide selection of New Zealand destinations.


There are a wide range of Queenstown accommodation options to suit any style of travel. For the budget-conscious, there are many backpacker hostels to choose from. Families will appreciate the wide range of motel and apartment accommodation.  And at the top of the market, you’ll find world class luxury accommodation and hotels.

Apres Ski

After a day of skiing or snowboarding, there’s no shortage of apres ski fun in Queenstown!  Downtown Queenstown pumps with bars and restaurants; or for a quieter come-down, enjoy pampering at a local spa.

For more information on skiing and snowboarding in Queenstown visit the official Destination Queenstown website -

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