Plan an epic New Zealand snow trip with our 7 Day Queenstown, Wanaka, Mt Hutt Ski Package. Ski the top South Island resorts with 5 days on the slopes. This action-packed New Zealand snow trip itinerary allows you to sample five different ski fields in one action-packed getaway.
*Option to take this ski package in reverse, starting in Christchurch and finishing in Queenstown.
Arrive in Queenstown, the city of adventure! Collect your rental car from Queenstown airport and head off to discover Queenstown’s adventurous, energetic vibe.
Stay 3 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 Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, AND Mt. Hutt, 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:
Enjoy a spectacular day at Coronet Peak or The Remarkables.
Driving time Queenstown to Cardrona Alpine Resort 58 km / 1 hour
Driving time Queenstown to Treble Cone 90 km / 1 hour 45 minutes
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 for both Cardrona Alpine Resort and Treble Cone.**
Finish your day with après-ski in Wanaka!
Stay 2 nights in Wanaka.
Driving time Wanaka to Cardrona Alpine Resort 34 km / 50 minutes
Driving time Wanaka to Treble Cone 29 km / 40 minutes
Day two of your 2-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).
Driving time Wanaka to Methven 371 km / 4.5 hours
Leave Central Otago and travel through the stunning Lindis Pass towards Lake Tekapo. You will be spellbound by the backdrop as you head past Lake Pukaki, a turquoise glacial lake ringed by staggering mountains. Stop in Lake Tekapo for lunch and check out the Mt John Observatory and the Church of Good Shepherd. If you have time, soothe your legs with a soak at Tekapo Springs Hot Pools.
You will continue your journey towards Methven, a tranquil yet vibrant ski village. Enjoy an afternoon out in this unspoilt scenic paradise. With many wonderful hikes and biking tracks in the region, plus a number of local restaurants and cafes, this is a great area to rest and recuperate.
Stay 2 nights in Methven
Day three of your 3-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!
Driving time Methven to Christchurch 96km / 1.5 hours
Depart Methven and, leaving the Southern Alps behind you, head through the calming Canterbury Plains. When you reach Christchurch, explore the city at your leisure.
Drop off your rental car and depart Christchurch.
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