Book an unforgettable New Zealand snow holiday with the 10 Day Ski to Alps Holiday Package. This exciting itinerary combines five days of skiing at New Zealand’s top ski fields with a Central Otago wine tour, a scenic drive up the West Coast, and a ride on the world-famous TranzAlpine Train. Our New Zealand snow holiday packages include lift passes, accommodation, transportation, and activities for a budget-friendly, stress-free getaway.
Arrive in New Zealand’s premier ski destination, Queenstown! The scene of adventure, beauty, relaxation, and entertainment, Queenstown is sure to impress. Collect your rental car from the airport and head off to discover the attractive lakeside town, or simply unwind in your accommodation.
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 one of your 3-Day NZSki Pass includes:
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!
**Your 3-day ski pass is valid for both 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 3-Day NZSki Pass includes:
Fire up those legs and head up Coronet Peak or The Remarkables Ski Fields.
Today, enjoy a half day Central Otago Wine Tour! There’s no better way to spend a day of relaxation!
Immerse yourself among the boutique vineyards and spectacular scenery of Central Otago on a 5 1/2 hour Boutique Wine Tour, sampling wine from two different wine sub-regions.
Day three of your 3-Day NZSki Pass includes:
Driving time Queenstown to Wanaka 70 km / 1 hour
When you’ve finished skiing in Queenstown, drive over the stunning Crown Range to Wanaka along New Zealand’s highest state highway. Mountains frame the road, snow dusting their slopes, and there are photo stops aplenty.
When you arrive in the vibrant, laid-back ski town of Wanaka, check in to your accommodation and get settled in. You can venture downtown to check out the lake and the local shops, or relax in your accommodation while gearing up for your next New Zealand snow holiday adventures.
Stay 4 nights in Wanaka.
Driving time Wanaka to Cardrona Alpine Resort 34 km / 45 minutes
Driving time Wanaka to Treble Cone 29 km / 40 minutes
Breathe in the fresh mountain air; it’s time to get your Wanaka mountain mojo on.
Day one of your 2-Day Wanaka Ski 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.
Treble Cone is the largest ski field in the Queenstown Lakes District, providing access to 550ha of rideable terrain. You’ll find something for all abilities. Covering a leg-burning 700m of vertical, Treble Cone is recognised for its long runs and uncrowded piste and off-piste trails.
**Your 2-Day Wanaka Ski Pass is valid at both Cardrona Alpine Resort and Treble Cone, 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 2-Day Wanaka Ski Pass includes:
It is your last chance to push those ski legs a little harder! Enjoy your last day at Cardrona Alpine Resort or Treble Cone.
You might like to enjoy a drink after your final day on the snow this evening. From lakefront bars with incredible views, through to cosy venues with roaring open fires, classic Kiwi pubs or lounge bars serving award-winning cocktails, you are definitely spoilt for choice.
On your day off, indulge in the rest and recovery options Wanaka offers. Take a long, lazy lunch beside the lake, visit Puzzling World or the National Toy and Transport Museum, or take a walk along one of the stunning tracks. For a more sophisticated option, try a wine tasting and enjoy the sweeping views from Rippon Winery.
Driving time Wanaka to Franz Josef 285 km / 4 hours
With an abundance of short walks and scenic stops on the Haast Pass Highway, your journey to Franz Josef will be filled with exploration. As you head further north towards New Zealand’s most famous glaciers, you will wind through lush rainforest and past stunning coastal vistas.
A scenic helicopter flight is available as an add-on, where you will glide above Westland National Park for stunning views of the Southern Alps before landing in the snow.
Stay 1 night in Franz Josef.
Driving time Franz Josef to Greymouth 180 km / 2.5 hours
Train travel Greymouth to Christchurch 223 km / 138 miles, 4.5 hours
Take the scenic drive north to Greymouth, where you will drop off your rental car and climb aboard the TranzAlpine train for the ‘trip of a lifetime.’ You will cut through the majestic Southern Alps, with thrilling vistas over deep gorges and brilliant rivers, before passing into the gentle farmlands of the Canterbury plains.
Arrive in the Gateway to the South, Christchurch City.
Discover Christchurch City in the evening and celebrate a fantastic New Zealand snow holiday!
Stay 1 night in Christchurch.
At your leisure, take a taxi or shuttle to Christchurch Airport and depart Christchurch.