Resort Scorecard

Snowsure


Beginners


Intermediate


Advanced


Snowboarders


Après Ski


Families


Base elevation: 1,168 metres (Coronet Peak - lowest)

Top elevation: 2,088 metres (Treble Cone - highest)

Number of lifts: 27 (across four mountains)

Number of runs: Lots - too many to count across all four ski mountains!

Access: Flights in to Queenstown from Auckland or Christchurch.

How to Book

We don’t believe in off-the-shelf packages - we tailor-make holidays.

  • Tell us what you want to do. Whether you have detailed plans or just a vague idea, get in contact – we have knowledge, ideas and expertise.
  • We build a tailored itinerary. Once you’ve received it, we can answer any further questions and refine it until you are completely happy.
  • Book it. When you are satisfied with all the arrangements, we ask you to complete a booking form and pay a deposit, at which point we start confirming everything.

Different Snow is a fully bonded tour operator, which means we automatically take responsibility for your whole holiday, offering you 100% financial security.

From both Queenstown and Wanaka, you’ll find access to some of the very best heli skiing operators, accessing huge tracts of simply epic terrain. Talk to us and we’ll guide you through the options.

If skiing is not quite enough, then welcome to the “adventure capital of the world”. In Queenstown it is simply impossible to be bored. And, contrary to popular belief, it doesn't all have to be high-octane thrills; there are also winery tours, scenic drives and boat excursions to some the most beautiful Fiords on the planet (don’t tell the Norwegians!).

However, if it’s the adrenaline-inducing possibilities that have motivated you to come, then you won’t be disappointed. The fun takes place throughout the year and you’ll find that winter offers no excuse when it comes to white water rafting, jet boating, hang gliding. sky diving or any other insane activity.

Queenstown was actually put on the map by AJ Hackett, who introduced the first commercial bungy jump in the world at Kawarau Bridge almost 30 years ago. It’s no longer be the biggest and the best – we’d recommend the mighty Pipeline or Nevis bungy – yet irrespective of which you choose…you simply have to. I’m sorry. You wouldn’t want us to tell your friends you visited Queenstown and didn’t go bungy jumping, would you?!

Wanaka isn’t quite as full-on as Queenstown when it comes to extreme Pepsi-max activities, though it remains an noted base for all manner of outdoor adventure activities.  In addition, they have the brilliant ‘Puzzling World’ which really is not just for kids, and the Warbird museum, which displays various fighter aircraft from yesteryear.

Another notable place to visit would be Snow Farm, a veritable  haven for winter activities - snowmobiling, huskies, cross-country skiing,  ice driving, snowshoeing and tubing  are all options.

Resort Scorecard

Snowsure


Beginners


Intermediate


Advanced


Snowboarders


Après Ski


Families


Base elevation: 1,168 metres (Coronet Peak - lowest)

Top elevation: 2,088 metres (Treble Cone - highest)

Number of lifts: 27 (across four mountains)

Number of runs: Lots - too many to count across all four ski mountains!

Access: Flights in to Queenstown from Auckland or Christchurch.

How to Book

We don’t believe in off-the-shelf packages - we tailor-make holidays.

  • Tell us what you want to do. Whether you have detailed plans or just a vague idea, get in contact – we have knowledge, ideas and expertise.
  • We build a tailored itinerary. Once you’ve received it, we can answer any further questions and refine it until you are completely happy.
  • Book it. When you are satisfied with all the arrangements, we ask you to complete a booking form and pay a deposit, at which point we start confirming everything.

Different Snow is a fully bonded tour operator, which means we automatically take responsibility for your whole holiday, offering you 100% financial security.