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Coronet Peak is New Zealand’s original ski resort, and Queenstown’s closest at 25 minutes’ drive from downtown. World-class facilities, superb conditions and spectacular rollercoaster terrain make coronet peak an exciting destination for snow lovers of any ability. experience magnificent views, a stunning base building, fantastic on-mountain facilities, awesome food and beverage outlets including the Ice Bar up the mountain, stateof-the-art snowmaking. Night skiing on the weekends and Wednesdays in July is a must do in Queenstown, while for early risers First Tracks, from 8am-9am, is also very popular. shuttle options available from the Duke street snow centre.
The Remarkables is a true alpine experience just a 45-minute drive from central Queenstown and is perfect for the whole family, from beginners and novices to advanced skiers and boarders. Featuring one of only six Burton-designed stashs, this is also the Queenstown destination for park enthusiasts. The new base building is a world-class facility with improved restaurant, ticketing, rentals and retail areas. With its high alpine location, sunny aspect and relaxed atmosphere, it’s become a firm local favourite with locals and visitors. The Remarkables features a six-seat, high-speed curvey Basin chairlift, alongside increased snow making capacity, a large and wide learners’ area, fresh trails, ample car parking with the first 10km of the 12km access road now sealed. shuttle options are available. It also features the first-in-New-Zealand enclosed double conveyor lift in the learners’ area, keeping users protected from weather while still being able to see friends or family having fun. shuttle options available from the Duke street snow centre.
Both mountains are the only New Zealand members of The Mountain collective, a grouping of 15 of the best ski resorts in the world, where discounts are provided to season passes of each mountain.
Cardrona Alpine Resort has a laid-back and friendly vibe, deep snow cover, wide open slopes, serious half pipes, steep chutes and an extensive terrain park for freestylers, great family facilities, and onmountain accommodation. cardrona is an hour’s drive from Queenstown and shuttle options are available. There are over $15million worth of developments for the 2017 winter season including the new McDougall’s express chondola a combination of gondola cabins & chairs, the first of its kind in NZ.
Treble Cone is the south Island’s biggest ski area and a favourite for advanced skiers and snowboarders with the longest vertical rise in the southern lakes, two large basins, great off-piste terrain and stunning views. Novices are also well catered for with a dedicated free learning area. The ski area is an hour and a half’s drive or a short 15-minute flight from Queenstown, and there is also an express Queenstown bus service running from the Queenstown I-site.