Coronet Peak, Queenstown The Remarkables – Image courtesy of shop.theremarkables.co.nz/

Skiing The Remarkables, Queenstown

The Remarkables area offers 220ha of ski terrain spread across 700ha of reserve in three sunny bowls, just 45 minutes from Queenstown.

Head to the UP&GO Terrain Park or go off-piste. Be challenged by narrow chutes, rock drops, off-piste powder and the 150m superpipe or try the 1.5km-long Homeward Bound run, considered New Zealand’s best in-bounds backcountry run.

The Remarkables

Season June to October

Elevation Highest 1943m; base 1620m

Vertical 357m

Skiable area 220ha

Terrain Beginners 30%, Intermediates 40%, Advanced 30%

Number of lifts 7 including 3 Quad Chairs, 3 surface conveyor lifts, 1 handle tow

Longest Run 1.5km

Operating hours 9:00am to 4:00pm

Lessons and schools Both ski and snowboard instruction available for all ages including groups and private lessons from beginner to instructor.

Children's options Children’s ski crèche run by licensed childcare staff for kids 2 to 5-years-old includes indoor activity based childcare centre.

For snowboarders Four terrain parks offer a variety of options for learners and freestyle exerts. Head to The Stash, a 1km-long back-country park experience, the first in the Southern Hemisphere. Try the rails, boxes and jumps at the Up & Go Terrain Park, FruJu Beginner Park and the 150m-long Parklife Superpipe.

Facilities Fully licensed cafe and bar and Snack Shack on the snow. Guest Services & Ticketing. Snowsports School.

Equipment rentals Recreational set: skis/boots/poles hire 1 day from NZ$48; high performance full set from NZ$62

Lift Passes Full day lift pass from NZ$91; afternoon half-day lift pass from NZ$62; learner free.

Tip OnePassNZ provides unlimited freedom to ski and ride at eight of the South Island's favourite mountain ski areas.

Getting there Just 45 minutes drive (26km) from Queenstown; daily shuttle bus to/from Queenstown; 9am to 4pm. Snowline Express NZ$5 return from Queenstown Snow Centre , departs every 20 minutes during peak times with pick ups at designated stops where space is available. Snowline Hotel Pick NZ$25 per person return. Prebook your seat by 9pm the night before. Pick ups from designated Queenstown accommodation providers.

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Latest update: Skiing The Remarkables, New Zealand: 26 February, 2020


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