Enjoy an unforgettable family ski holiday in New Zealand with our 14 day package skiing at the top Queenstown and Wanaka ski fields. Hit the slopes at Cardrona, Treble Cone, The Remarkables, and Coronet Peak. This family ski holiday in New Zealand includes plenty of time to relax and explore on top of ski days.
Queenstown Ski Field Childcare 2-5 years: Skiwiland – My First Ski School (Coronet Peak Only) is a fully licensed Early Learning Centre that caters for children aged from two to five years. Learning experiences are informed by the NZ ECE curriculum and the centre offers a range of experiences to build confidence that includes playing in the snow and even skiing.
Queenstown Ski Field Childcare 5-16 years: Kids Group Lessons are available from 10am – 4pm (Coronet Peak & The Remarkables) for children and youths aged 5-15 years.
Wanaka Ski Field Childcare 3 months – 5 years: The Cardrona Ski Kindy (Cardrona Alpine Resort Only) is a fully-licensed early childhood education facility with highly experienced & qualified teachers. The centre caters for children aged 3months up until their 5th birthday, so whether you want your children to experience snow & learn to ski, or are after somewhere snug & comfy for them to hang while you hit the slopes, Cardrona have the perfect place for your family!
Wanaka Ski Field Childcare 5-17 years: Kids Ski Programmes are available from 10am – 4pm (Cardrona & Treble Cone) for children and youths aged 5-17 years. Kids Ski Programmes offer everything your kids need: lift passes, ski or snowboard hire and two daily lessons – ask for ‘Kids Ski Programmes’ under questions.
Arrive in New Zealand’s premier ski destination, Queenstown! The scene of family adventures, beauty, relaxation, and entertainment, Queenstown will be a guaranteed hit with the kids. Collect your rental car from the airport and head off to discover the attractive lakeside town, or simply unwind in your accommodation.
Stay 7 nights in Queenstown.
After you’ve settled in, it’s time to hit the slopes!
Driving time Queenstown to Coronet Peak 16 km / 25 minutes
Driving time Queenstown to The Remarkables 24 km / 45 minutes
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 4-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 4-Day Coronet Peak and The Remarkables Ski Pass includes:
Relish in another day of excitement at The Remarkables or Coronet Peak.
After conquering the mountain, experience Queenstown’s nightlife with après-ski at one of Queenstown’s vibrant bars or restaurants.
For an extra-special night, your kids will love the gondola ride up to the Skyline Restaurant, where they can have a go at the hilltop luge.
Day three of your 4-Day Coronet Peak and The Remarkables Ski Pass includes:
It’s a tough choice — The Remarkables or Coronet Peak? Family vote!
After having an awesome day on the hill as a family, head back to Queenstown to relax and unwind.
Let your muscles rejuvenate with a day of relaxation or family exploration. Queenstown is the adventure capital of New Zealand, and it offers extreme exhilaration with activities on offer like skydiving, jet boating, and bungy jumping.
You can also choose one of the less-extreme activities that takes in the stellar scenery of the area–options include cruises on the historic steamer, the TSS Earnslaw; scenic helicopter flights; and backcountry safaris. You can add any family Queenstown activity to your ski package. Ask us for suggestions or tell us what you’d like to check off your bucket list.
Day four of your 4-Day Coronet Peak and The Remarkables Ski Pass includes:
Fire up those ski legs again and head up the mountain for a great day of family fun at The Remarkables Ski Field or Coronet Peak
Unwind and relax! Let your muscles rejuvenate with a day of relaxation or family exploration. If you’re feeling adventurous, take a ride on the Shotover Jet, or get a glimpse of the most stunning part of New Zealand on a Dart River Jet Safari (see if you can recognise the valley that starred in Lord of the Rings!).
Driving time Queenstown to Wanaka 70km / 1 hour
It’s time to discover Wanaka and all of its beauty!
Today you’ll drive 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 check out the lake and the local shops, or relax in your accommodation while gearing up for more family ski 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
Day one of your 4-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 4-Day Wanaka Ski Pass is valid for 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 4-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).
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 bit of fun, spend the day at Crossfire, which has clay bird shooting, archery ranges, and a mini putt course.
Day three of your 4-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!
Day four of your 4-Day Wanaka Ski Pass includes:
Have an amazing experience at Cardrona or Treble Cone today. Have a break from the slopes at one of the cafés – pull up a picnic table, have a cold drink and a hot meal in the sun!
Enjoy a delicious meal in Wanaka this evening. From exceptional fine dining, small elegant restaurants serving contemporary cuisine, through to casual eateries, there is plenty to choose from when it comes to dining out in Wanaka.
Relax, explore, enjoy!
Enjoy your last day of adventures on your family ski holiday in New Zealand — take a drive towards Mt Aspiring National Park, climb the easy Mt. Iron, or visit Lake Hawea. Do a spot of shopping in Wanaka, or sit by the lake and soak up the peace and quiet.
Driving time Wanaka to Queenstown 70km / 1 hour
At your leisure, drive to Queenstown. Drop your rental car off at the airport and depart Queenstown.