Tips for skiing Queenstown with the family

Your Queenstown family ski holiday made simple. Taking the family or a group of mates on a ski holiday is the ultimate adventure.

Epic scenery, a great atmosphere and blue bird skies are the highlights of a Queenstown ski holiday.

The logistics though can be overwhelming, simplify it all and get everything organized prior to arrival. A large group can be easy and more economical when you know how to book. Here are a few tips to help you with the planning and ensure everyone has a great ski holiday.

Bookabach and Holidayhouses are the biggest New Zealand companies for holiday home bookings. Find the perfect the property for the family and save on hotels or apartment rates- more room for everyone and self catering. Or Airbnb for an international company, if you prefer.

Getting Gear
Bring the complete ski rental shop to your door.  Snowpro offer a custom ski rental service in your accommodation.  Fitting, delivery, exchanges and collection are all included in the rental of your snow gear.  Perfect for the family and groups, dragging gear around town for the entire family isn’t something you want to experience. 

Mountain Transport
Private ski shuttles that collect you from your doorstep, saving you time and money! There's no luxury ski in ski out accommodation in Queenstown, but you can have the next best thing.  A door to door private ski shuttle, transporting you to your mountain of choice, at the time that suits you. No more dragging gear to the closest ski bus stop, avoid long queues in the cold, and don't get caught fitting snow chains.  There are no multiple stops at hotels and they leave when you and your group are ready.  

Add a little relaxation
Top it all off with a splash and relax in a private spa after a day on the slopes. You can have you own spa setup at your Queenstown accommodation, installed, heated and waiting for your arrival, take in the majestic views and just relax.

Choosing a Mountain?
Now all that’s left to do is to choose a ski field.  Conditions, weather and ability level all come into play when choosing the perfect ski field for your family. Talk to the locals to find the perfect fit for your group – the rentals, transport or accommodation staff will happily give you non biased advice that suits you best. Conditions and weather can vary from mountain to mountain so get an up to date report and choose when you arrive, or grab a flexi pass that gives you the freedom to choose.  

There's something for everyone in Queenstown, on or off the slopes it's the place to be for a winter holiday!

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