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When to come?

Ski season: 11 June - 11 October

Winterfest: 24 June - 3 July - loads going on for all of the family -

Gay Ski Week: 27 August - 4 September

Arrowtown Arts Festival: 15 - 18 September

Where are the ski fields?

Remarkables - 40 minute drive for QT. Good beginners runs and short hike to expert terrain. Natural terrain parks.

Coronet Peak - 25 min drive from QT. Has day care and International Ski school. It has night skiing Friday and Saturday nights.

Snow Farm NZ - 1 hour 17 mins drive from QT. Popular option for cross country skiing. Great for young kids as they have tubes and sleds you can use for a small fee, plus they also have huskies.

Cardrona - 1 hour 20 mins drive from QT . A great all rounder ski field - including for beginners. Has Terrain parks and super pipes. Child care and kids ski school. -

Treble Cone - 1 hour 29 mins drive from QT. Offers the learners slope and towrope free, so good for kids just wanting to have a go. Can be less easy terrain wise for beginners.

Where to stay?

Novotel - Nice and central

Scenic Suites - Central and self catering

Hotel St Moritz - Central

Crowne Plaza - often has awesome deals for the ski season

Mercure Queenstown - just outside town centre

Where to eat?


The famous Ferg Burger - but don't be surprised if you're waiting in the queue for a long long time so wrap up warm!

Lone Star

The Cow


Other things to do when not skiing!

Fear Factory



Lazertag / Go karting

Skyline/Gondola with luging

Bungy jumping….

Also, check out this post on some great suggestions to do in and around Queenstown!

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