*Option to take this ski package in reverse, starting in Queenstown and finishing in Christchurch.
Arrive in Christchurch, collect your rental car and head inland to the ski hub of Methven.
Driving time Christchurch to Methven 96km / 1.5 hours
Stay 3 nights in Methven.
*Option to stay in Christchurch tonight, to take a look around the Garden City.
Day one of your 4-Day NZSki Pass includes:
It’s time for a day of fun in the snow at Mt Hutt. Just a 35 minute drive from Methven Village, this ski field is renowned for its big snowfall. Great natural snow is captured in its south facing basin; combine that with 75 snow guns, and you are destined for some great sliding!
**Your 4-day ski pass is valid for Mt. Hutt, Coronet Peak, and The Remarkables, and your ski days do NOT have to be consecutive. The schedule outlined here is just an example of how you can plan your stay.**
Day two of your 4-Day NZSki Pass includes:
Fire up those ski legs — it’s time to show off those new skills or sip your coffee while admiring the views from the top of Mt Hutt.
Driving time Methven to Wanaka 357 km /4.5 hours
Depart Methven as you travel inland through the Mackenzie Basin toward Lake Tekapo, with its breathtaking turquoise lake and backdrop of staggering peaks. The Lindis Pass links the Mackenzie Basin to Central Otago. You will be spellbound as you head past Lake Pukaki and over Lindis Pass before arriving in Wanaka.
Here you will find majestic views, a friendly vibe, and two of New Zealand’s top ski fields: Treble Cone and Cardrona!
Indulge in the rest and recovery options Wanaka offers. Sample a coffee and cake overlooking the lake, visit Puzzling World or the National Toy and Transport Museum, or take a walk along any of the stunning tracks.
Stay 3 nights in Wanaka.
Driving time Wanaka to Cardrona Alpine Resort 34 km / 45 minutes
Breathe in the fresh mountain air; it’s time to explore new slopes!
Day one of your 2-Day Cardrona Alpine Resort Pass includes:
Cardrona is a relaxed and friendly ski area that has been entertaining skiers and snowboarders for 35 years. Explore it all – wide open beginner trails, pristine groomers, fun free-ride terrain, and world class parks and pipes.
Day two of your 2-Day Cardrona Alpine Resort Pass includes:
Have an amazing ski experience at Cardrona, then share the trials and triumphs at après-ski in Wanaka.
Driving time Wanaka to Queenstown 70 km / 1 hour
Drive over the Crown Range, where you’ll get a panoramic first view over Queenstown.
Explore Queenstown, or make the most of your time and experience one of Queenstown’s top activities. You can ask for recommendations, or cross something off your bucket list.
Stay 4 nights in Queenstown
Driving time Queenstown to Coronet Peak 16 km / 25 minutes
Driving time Queenstown to The Remarkables 24 km / 45 minutes
Day three of your 4-Day NZSki Pass includes:
It’s your choice! Enjoy a day at The Remarkables or Coronet Peak with your lift pass included!
Coronet Peak boasts spectacular roller coaster terrain, making it one of New Zealand’s most exciting ski destinations for snow lovers of any ability.
The Remarkables mountain range is a true alpine experience, offering terrain and facilities to suit everyone from beginners to experts. Snowboarders will find plenty to keep them entertained as well!
**Remember, the remainder of your 4-day ski pass is valid at Coronet Peak and The Remarkables, and your ski days do NOT have to be consecutive. The schedule outlined here is just an example of how you can plan your stay.**
Day four of your 4-Day NZSki Pass includes:
Relish in another day of excitement at The Remarkables or Coronet Peak.
After conquering the mountain, experience the nightlife with Après-ski at one of Queenstown’s vibrant bars or restaurants.
Relax and recover today in beautiful Queenstown. Enjoy a stroll around the boutique shops, or select any Queenstown activity and add it to your ski package, from scenic flights, bungy jumping, and skydiving to 4WD safaris and winery tours — the options are endless.
If you still have a few ski turns to make, you have the option to add an extra day to your NZ Ski Pass.
Drop off your rental car and depart Queenstown at your leisure.
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