Ski Cardrona and Treble Cone with this fantastic Wanaka family ski package. Enjoy the ski town vibe of Wanaka plus five fun-filled days of skiing at the region’s top ski fields.
Option to add Ski Kindy or Kids/Youth Ski Programmes:
The Cardrona Ski Kindy is a fully-licensed early childhood education facility with highly experienced & qualified teachers open 8.30am until 4pm. 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, we have the perfect place for your family! Ask for childcare under questions.
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 one or two daily lessons – ask for ‘Kids Ski Programmes’ under questions.
Travel time Queenstown Airport to Wanaka 70km / 1 hour 15 minutes
Arrive in Queenstown, the entry point to the Southern Lakes ski region.
Catch your airport transfer from Queenstown Airport delivering you to your Wanaka accommodation. Mountains frame the road, snow dusting their slopes, and there are photo opportunities 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 family ski holiday adventures.
Stay 7 nights in Wanaka.
Driving time Wanaka to Cardrona Alpine Resort 34 km / 50 minutes
Travel time Wanaka to Treble Cone 29 km / 40 minutes
Breathe in the fresh mountain air; it’s time to get your family 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 40 years. Explore it all – wide open beginner trails, pristine groomers, fun free-ride terrain, and world class parks and pipes.
Treble Cone, the largest ski area in NZ’s South Island, is famous for its long, uncrowded groomed runs, legendary off-piste terrain and unrivalled views over Lake Wanaka and the Southern Alps.
For beginner skiers and snowboarders, Treble Cone’s learner area is located alongside the comforts of the Base lodge and café with the convenience of a fully kitted ski and snowboard rental shop.
**Your 5-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 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 ski fields offer a range of cafés and restaurants that will keep your energy levels up!
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 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:
Have an amazing experience today. Take 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!
In the evening, while you’re resting those legs, you might like to catch a movie at Wanaka’s famous local theatre, Cinema Paradiso (hint: the homemade cookies and ice cream at half time are delicious).
Day five of your 5-Day Wanaka Ski Pass includes:
Last chance to push those ski legs a little harder! Afterwards, celebrate your amazing New Zealand family ski holiday with après-ski in Wanaka.
Travel time Wanaka to Queenstown 70km / 1 hour
Catch your airport transfer from your Wanaka accommodation to Queenstown Airport and depart Queenstown at your leisure.