Ski & Relax New Zealand snow packages balance skiing with sightseeing. These are perfect if it’s your first time to New Zealand and you want to fit in a bit of touring around, if your group includes novice skiers or non-skiers, or if you simply want a bit of time to unwind after a long day on the slopes.
Our New Zealand snow packages include lift passes, accommodation, and a rental car. Ski Cardrona Alpine Resort and Treble Cone and spend your free time exploring Wanaka and Queenstown. Discover adventure, breathtaking scenery, and an exciting winter vibe. Book our New Zealand snow packages now for great deals.
Driving time Queenstown to Wanaka 70km / 1 hour
Collect your rental car from Queenstown Airport before driving over the stunning Crown Range 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 explore the stunning lakeside town, or relax in your accommodation while gearing up for your ski holiday adventures.
Stay 7 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 ski holiday started!
Day one of your 5-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 5-Day Wanaka Ski Pass is valid at both Cardrona Alpine Resort and Treble Cone. 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 5-Day Wanaka Ski Pass includes:
Test your skills at Cardrona Alpine Resort or Treble Cone today. If you would like to enjoy some lunch up the mountain this afternoon, both Cardrona and Treble Cone offer a range of cafés and restaurants that will keep your energy levels up!
In the evening you have the chance to catch a film at Cinema Paradiso, Wanaka’s quirky local theatre (hint: the homemade cookies and ice cream at half time are delicious).
Day three of your 5-Day Wanaka Ski Pass includes:
Really explore the mountain today, ticking off trails as you venture around your favourite runs.
This evening you may like to visit REALM, New Zealand’s largest and most advanced Virtual Reality experience. Enjoy one of the various cutting-edge experiences on an Infinity Platform. At REALM, you’re not just watching, – you’re immersed!
Recover and rejuvenate!
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, discover the taste of Central Otago at the Rippon Winery.
Day four of your 5-Day Wanaka Ski Pass includes:
Enjoy another day at Cardrona Alpine Resort or Treble Cone, and show off your new skills!
This afternoon you might like to go for a leisurely stroll along beautiful Lake Wanaka, make sure to get a photograph of the world-famous Wanaka Tree. Relax and unwind in your accommodation this evening.
Day five of your 5-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.
Recover and rejuvenate!
Have a late brunch in Wanaka, taking in the breathtaking views for the last time.
Driving time Wanaka to Queenstown 70km / 1 hour
Make your way to Queenstown, check in to your hotel, and laze around Queenstown for the day.
Stay 3 nights in Queenstown.
Spend today taking a look around Queenstown. Any Queenstown activity can be added to your ski package to finish your holiday on a high. Suggestions include the Shotover Jet, night skiing at Coronet Peak, 4WD Safaris to Middle-Earth, skydiving, or bungy jumping.
To recharge, add lunch or dinner at Walter Peak Station or at the top of Skyline Gondola.
Check another item off your bucket list, or take a drive to Arrowtown for lunch. You’ll be enchanted by Historic Arrowtown, a New Zealand treasure, located 20 minutes from Queenstown. Stroll through the boutique shops, galleries, bars, and restaurants.
If you want to see more of New Zealand, add on a day trip to the world-famous Milford Sound, with a scenic cruise through the dramatic fiord.
At your leisure, drop your rental car off at Queenstown Airport and depart Queenstown.
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