A Guide to Queenstown and Southern Lakes Ski Fields
From the start of June to early October Queenstown and the surrounding area plays host to snow enthusiasts from across the globe, with the first snow fall initiating skiers and boarder’s migration to New Zealand’s adventure capital.
Home to 5 ski resorts all bases are covered with plenty of terrain for all skill levels from beginner to advanced. We have put together a breakdown of our local ski fields to help you in planning your Queenstown ski trip:
25% Beginner 45% Intermediate 30% Advanced A short 20-minute drive from Queenstown, Coronet is the closest ski field. Coronet Peak is the only ski field in New Zealand to offer night skiing, open Friday & Saturday 6 – 9pm. Advanced skiers can look forward to rolling slopes, steeps and some off-piste adventures on the fringes
30% Beginner 40% Intermediate 30% Advanced 30 minutes from Queenstown the Remarkables is a must visit for great freestyle park terrain, home to wide open bowls and 3 terrain parks, a favourite for the experienced ski and boarders.
25% Beginner 50% Intermediate 25% Advanced 1-hour drive from Queenstown Cardrona’s large wide open runs make it the ideal place to learn as well as a fun playground for experienced snow enthusiasts. Cardrona is host to several oversized bowls and 6 parks, perfect terrain for those wanting to hone their freestyle skills.
10% Beginner 45% Intermediate 45% Advanced With a whopping 550 hectares of rideable terrain, Treble Cone is the largest ski field in New Zealand and offers more intermediate and advanced terrain than any other local field. Known for its long runs and powder the off-piste skiing and boarding is truly unrivalled.
Set high on the picturesque Pisa Range with 55km of scenic trails, Snow Farm NZ is the place to be for cross country skiing. Alongside the trails you will find the Snow Fun Zone which offers snow tubes and sledging for the kids, making it suitable for the whole family.
Armed with the knowledge of the locals you are all set to get the most out of your winter escape in Queenstown!