Discover Queenstown in Winter

Perched on the side of a steep mountain, looking out over Lake Wanaka and across to Mt Aspiring, the alpine resort is celebrated for its spectacular scenery and advanced ski terrain.

Four world-famous ski fields with varying terrain can be found within an hour and half’s drive of the city, and attract snow sports enthusiasts from all over the globe.

Just 25 minutes north of Queenstown, the South Island's most popular ski area, Coronet Peak offers an astounding variety of runs, fantastic views, longest ski hours (featuring the country’s only night skiing) and a cosmopolitan ambience.

Situated amid one of the world’s most photographed mountain ranges  made famous by The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy  The Remarkables are true to their name. Queenstown’s highest ski field offers not only great snow sports, but also stunning scenery. Home to steep chutes, the park is favoured by advanced skiers and freestylers.

Located in the Crown Range, less than an hour’s drive from Queenstown, spread across three main valleys, Cardrona is renowned as New Zealand’s favourite family park. The park specifically caters to those looking to find their feet with reliable snow conditions, learner slopes and separate purpose-built areas for children.

Boasting the South Island’s largest ski area, longest vertical drop and highest recorded average annual snowfall, Treble Cone is frequently acclaimed for having the “best skiing in New Zealand”. Perched on the side of a steep mountain, looking out over Lake Wanaka and across to Mt Aspiring, the alpine resort is celebrated for its spectacular scenery and advanced ski terrain.

For some a trip to the snow is as much about the culture as it is about hitting the slopes. Boasting over 100 licensed premises, Queenstown’s hosts the best après-ski scene New Zealand has to offer.  After a long day working the powder locals and visitors gather in town to indulge in well-earned gastronomies and knock-off drinks. 

Plan Your Queenstown Holiday

Discover Queenstown this winter, with an exceptional holiday package from Virgin Australia Holidays. Ski Queenstown holiday packages include flights, accommodation, and much more.

Quick Facts 
Population Approx 17,000
Time Zone GMT +12
Languages English (official)
Currency Australian dollar (AUD)
Electricity 220 – 240v 50Hz
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