Want to spend the best time of your life skiing whilst staying in one of the best cities in the world on a comfortable budget? You don’t have to look far, ski in New Zealand and stay in Queenstown. Skiing in New Zealand provides the unique experience of fantastic mountains, the opportunity to ski a different mountain every day and the chance to spend the time of your life in one of the best cities in the world.
Skiing in Queenstown
Queenstown gives you access to four of New Zealand’s best mountains Treble Cone, The Remarkables, Coronet Peak and Cardrona. For those who are beginning on the slopes, The Remarkables, Coronet Peak and Cardrona are the picks. For intermediate skiers Cardrona or Coronet Peak are full of fantastic runs to practice turns and for the more daring and advanced try Treble Cone, 90% of the runs are intermediate or advanced.
If the regular slopes just aren’t doing it anymore, then why not try Heli-skiing. Southern Lakes Heliski has been running for 27 years and has some of the best terrain available. Fully professional and safe guides will ensure a unique experience never to be forgetten.
No matter what ability, for all skiing or boarding needs, Queenstown has numerous stores to deck anyone out with the latest gear and equipment as well as transport to every mountain.
Off Mountain Activities in Queenstown
A New Zealand skiing holiday isn’t just about the snow it’s also about Après Skiing (after skiing). For those who are after more than just a ski, Queenstown is the best destination. Queenstown is situated on the picturesque Lake Wakatipu and is surrounded by snow peaked mountains. By just walking through the city there are numerous bars and restaurants as well as information and activity centres.
Queenstown is famous for its adrenalin and thrill seeking activities. If the mountains aren’t enough to get that rush then try bungee jumping from 134 metres above the Nevis River, with 8.5 seconds of falling. Or try the Shotover Canyon swing, starting 109 metres in the air, swing 200m at 150kph over the Shotover River. For those who are looking for a little less, try white water rafting or jet boating through the Shotover River.
There are also activities for the whole family to enjoy in Queenstown. Catch the Gondola to the top of Queenstown and choose between two luge tracks the scenic route and an advanced route alongside the best scenery Queenstown has to offer.
For the best skiing holiday both on and off the mountain, New Zealand will provide the experience of a lifetime.