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.

Queenstown & Wanaka Piste Maps

Queenstown and Wanaka are long-established ski towns of reasonable size, neither lacking for facilities and services to support a skiing holiday on the opposite side of the planet. If you need it, you can hire it or buy it here and prices are low, whilst quality is generally high.

Ski and snowboard hire is cheaper from the town compared to up at the ski resorts, although you might find it disadvantageous to lug your equipment up the hill.  Many ski hire shops also hire powder skis if you’re lucky enough to be heading out heli-skiing.

Up on the mountains you’ll find a central base area with ski school, child care services, usually a retail shop, ski and snowboard hire and at least one cafeteria, usually more.

Not one ski pass covers all four resorts – instead they divide in two. The ‘Queenstown Superpass’ allows access to Coronet Peal and The Remarkables. Whereas the ‘Flexi-Pass’ combines Treble Cone with Cardrona. If we buy multi-day passes at either or both, the saving grace is that days do not need to be consecutive. Alternatively, we buy single day passes whenever we need.

Lift passes aren't overtly cheap - there are no game changing bargains to be found here. But the value is good, as you can see the profits are being ploughed back in to the on-mountain infrastructure so handing over the cash doesn’t jar quite so much.  

Indicative pricing for the lift passes can be seen in the following table;

Queenstown Superpass - One day (Adult) NZD 104
Queenstown Superpass- One day (Senior & Youth) NZD 59
Queenstown Superpass - 5 days (Adult) NZD 475
Queenstown Superpass - 5 days (Senior & Youth) NZD 270
Flexi-Pass - 3 days (Adult) NZD 285
Flexi-Pass - 3 days (Senior & Youth) NZD 159

On-mountain ski hire is more expensive than in town, but it has the advantage of not having to haul your gear up the mountain each day and the flexibility to change gear during the day if necessary.

They like their ‘kit’ in New Zealand. If you want the latest and top of the range, we can sort you out.

Each of the mountains has a ski school and which mountain we’d direct you towards tends to depend on the level you are and what progression looks and feels like for you. Learning to ski or you have kids with you? Then Remarkables or Cardrona it is. Want to break from the intermediate plateau? Coronet Peak is the place to head. Honing your skills at the top of the tree and keen to raise the bar? Treble Cone it is.

To demonstrate probable costs, the cost of ski lessons at The Remarkables are shown below;

Group lessons - 5 days (Adult) NZD 275
Group lessons - 5 days (Youth) NZD 200
Black Diamond Clinic (2 hours for advanced skiers) NZD 65
Private lesson - 2 hours (1 person) NZD 250
Private lesson - 6 hours (5/6 people) NZD 1,000

We can organise your own private guide, to take away the guesswork when finding the best powder stashes. We have local contacts with qualified guides, many of whom are also experienced ski patrollers. They can personally show you around any of Queenstown's local ski fields and every tour includes door-to-door transport. We have heli-ski options, an unforgettable heli-ski + heli-surf (in a single day!) and custom itineraries to other nearby backcountry areas are also available.

Not one ski pass covers all four resorts – instead they divide in two. The ‘Queenstown Superpass’ allows access to Coronet Peal and The Remarkables. Whereas the ‘Flexi-Pass’ combines Treble Cone with Cardrona. If we buy multi-day passes at either or both, the saving grace is that days do not need to be consecutive. Alternatively, we buy single day passes whenever we need.

Lift passes aren't overtly cheap - there are no game changing bargains to be found here. But the value is good, as you can see the profits are being ploughed back in to the on-mountain infrastructure so handing over the cash doesn’t jar quite so much.  

Indicative pricing for the lift passes can be seen in the following table;

Queenstown Superpass - One day (Adult) NZD 104
Queenstown Superpass- One day (Senior & Youth) NZD 59
Queenstown Superpass - 5 days (Adult) NZD 475
Queenstown Superpass - 5 days (Senior & Youth) NZD 270
Flexi-Pass - 3 days (Adult) NZD 285
Flexi-Pass - 3 days (Senior & Youth) NZD 159

On-mountain ski hire is more expensive than in town, but it has the advantage of not having to haul your gear up the mountain each day and the flexibility to change gear during the day if necessary.

They like their ‘kit’ in New Zealand. If you want the latest and top of the range, we can sort you out.

Each of the mountains has a ski school and which mountain we’d direct you towards tends to depend on the level you are and what progression looks and feels like for you. Learning to ski or you have kids with you? Then Remarkables or Cardrona it is. Want to break from the intermediate plateau? Coronet Peak is the place to head. Honing your skills at the top of the tree and keen to raise the bar? Treble Cone it is.

To demonstrate probable costs, the cost of ski lessons at The Remarkables are shown below;

Group lessons - 5 days (Adult) NZD 275
Group lessons - 5 days (Youth) NZD 200
Black Diamond Clinic (2 hours for advanced skiers) NZD 65
Private lesson - 2 hours (1 person) NZD 250
Private lesson - 6 hours (5/6 people) NZD 1,000

We can organise your own private guide, to take away the guesswork when finding the best powder stashes. We have local contacts with qualified guides, many of whom are also experienced ski patrollers. They can personally show you around any of Queenstown's local ski fields and every tour includes door-to-door transport. We have heli-ski options, an unforgettable heli-ski + heli-surf (in a single day!) and custom itineraries to other nearby backcountry areas are also available.

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.

Queenstown & Wanaka Piste Maps