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Ski adventure in Queenstown - Let your adrenaline rush!

From finding the best-rated ski resorts to making the most of one's time, here is a guide on planning a ski adventure in Queenstown



Considered as one of New Zealand's top-ranking holiday destinations, Queenstown has been a popular tourist spot for a number of years. Foreigners from across the globe join them in enjoying this famous winter playground.

Travellers have known Queenstown for its excellent and unique snowboarding and skiing. You may be amazed to find out that this city has four ski fields and that too within convenient reach. Those who are hoping to travel to Queenstown for a ski vacation for the first time must first prioritize their holiday expectations at the start of the planning process. As an all-encompassing ski resort town, Queenstown offers a wealth of experiences for travellers of all ages and origin. When looking for accommodation for your visit, be sure to choose a Queenstown ski resort such as the Oaks Club which will cater to your individual needs.


Gear Up

Experienced skiers will want to look into transporting their own gear to Queenstown and what it entails while those who are trying their hand at the winter sport for the first time should consult their tour operator on whether skiing gear is provided as part of the tour. Home to more than 100 ski shops renting or purchasing skiing equipment, clothing and accessories is also a possibility for travellers heading to Queenstown.


The Remarkables

Located on the south-eastern shore of Lake Wakatipu, The Remarkables is a beautiful mountain range in the South Island of New Zealand. The highest point in The Remarkables range is the Double Cone at 2319 meters. The Remarkables ski field has a range of winter activities in addition to skiing. The ski area features three mountain bowls that span for 540 acres with six lifts and plenty of challenges for beginners, intermediate skiers, and advanced skiers.


Treble Cone

Treble Cone is the closest ski field to Wanaka. This is also the largest ski area in the South Island and home to the longest vertical rise in the Southern Lakes District of Queenstown. The ski field is well-known for its challenging and steep terrain. Recently, some earthworks have taken place to make the field more accommodating for beginners and intermediate level skiers.


Coronet Peak

Coronet Peak is a well-known commercial ski field in Queenstown. This beautiful peak features a long snow season and a terrain which is excellent for skiing, lift systems, and snowboarding. Coronet Peak features all the necessary facilities of a ski field. For instance, there is a high-speed beginner chairlift, high-speed quad chairlift, and a high speed six seater chairlift. The skiing season of Coronet Peak runs from early June to mid- October and is one of the only ski fields in the country where visitors can enjoy night skiing on Fridays and Saturdays.

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