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Our Latest Queenstown Ski Accommodation Guide: 2020 Edition

Round off a perfect ski holiday with this Queenstown ski accommodation. Hit the slopes at Coronet Peak and The Remarkables before heading out to experience Queenstown’s vibrant après-ski scene. Or unwind in the spa pool at your luxury resort after a long day on the snow.

From budget motels to exclusive luxury lodges, we have selected the very best accommodation for your Queenstown ski holiday. Choose to stay downtown for convenient access to a wide range of shops and restaurants, or escape the bustle at a peaceful resort.

Read on for details on the top Queenstown ski accommodation.

Queenstown Ski Accommodation

Budget Accommodation (3.5-star)

Budget accommodation offers a good standard at an affordable price. Comfortable, clean, and conveniently located, these properties are a bit more basic than 4-star.

Blue Peaks Lodge

blue peaks lodge queenstown ski accommodation

Suitable for couples and families, Blue Peak Lodge lies within easy walking distance of downtown Queenstown. Spacious rooms and kitchen facilities offer flexibility for skiers.

Standard Accommodation (4-star)

Most skiers choose to stay at 4-star accommodation during their time in Queenstown. Affordable and well-presented, standard 4-star accommodation suits most travellers, from solo skiers through to large family groups.

Alexis Motel and Apartments

Alexis Motel and Apartments Queenstown

Spacious, well-appointed rooms and views over Lake Wakatipu characterise this popular 4-star property. In addition, it’s just a short walk from Alexis Motel and Apartments to downtown Queenstown.

Garden Court Suites and Apartments

Garden Court Suites and Apartments Queenstown

Just a short stroll from Queenstown’s centre, Garden Court provides a high standard of accommodation in a relaxing garden setting. Larger apartments include full kitchens and living areas, perfect for unwinding after a long day on the slopes.

Scenic Suites Queenstown

Scenic Suites Queenstown

For hotel-style accommodation, Scenic Suites Queenstown fits the bill. Located close to the town centre, the rooms are compact and well-presented. Add daily breakfast for a hassle-free ski holiday.

Affordable Luxury (4.5-star)

If you want something a touch nicer than 4-star, 4.5-star accommodation is the perfect choice. Without much of a price increase, these properties offer beautifully presented suites and apartments for couples and families.

Blue Peaks Apartments

Blue Peaks Apartments Queenstown accommodation

Spacious, central, and well-appointed, Blue Peaks Apartments offer a home away from home during your ski holiday. Perfect for families and groups, these fully equipped self-catering apartments face onto a quiet tree-lined street opposite the Queenstown Gardens.

DoubleTree by Hilton Queenstown

DoubleTree by Hilton Queenstown

For couples looking for an indulgent yet affordable hotel stay, DoubleTree by Hilton Queenstown is sure to hit the mark. With beautifully furnished rooms, a quiet lakeside location, and access to the extensive facilities at Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa, DoubleTree exceeds all expectations. And, if you plan to spend most of your time skiing at The Remarkables, this Queenstown hotel is just a 30-minute drive from the ski field base.

The Glebe

The Glebe Queenstown Ski Accommodation

It’s hard to find Queenstown accommodation more central than this. With options ranging from studio suites to four-bedroom apartments, The Glebe caters for families and groups of all sizes. In addition, a range of penthouses appeal to more discerning travellers. Enjoy cosy fireplaces, spa baths, balconies, and spacious entertaining areas in these deluxe penthouses.

Arrowfield Apartments

Arrowfield Apartments Queenstown

Escape the bustle of downtown Queenstown with Arrowfield Apartments, situated near the picturesque historic mining village of Arrowtown. Stone fireplaces and designer kitchens complete the look of each beautifully appointed apartment. Meanwhile, guests can enjoy a heated indoor lap pool, tennis court, gymnasium, and nearby walking tracks.

Oaks Club Queenstown

Oaks Club Queenstown accommodation

Offering apartments with 1 – 4 bedrooms, Oaks Club Queenstown is a luxurious base for your ski holiday. Soak in panoramic lake and mountain views from your spacious balcony or warm up after a day on the slopes with cozy fireplaces and underfloor heating.

Luxury Accommodation (5-star)

For ultimate comfort and indulgence, choose luxury accommodation for your ski holiday. From 5-star hotels to luxury lodges, Queenstown offers some of the most exquisite accommodation in New Zealand.

Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa

Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa

Situated on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa boasts exquisitely appointed suites and a wide range of resort facilities. Ease sore muscles with an indulgent spa treatment or simply relax by the fire while taking in the views. A range of on-site restaurants cater for all tastes for those nights you prefer to dine in.

Peppers Beacon

Peppers Beacon Queenstown

Quiet yet centrally located, Peppers Beacon offers a range of spacious apartments for discerning travellers. Take in sweeping lake views from your balcony or stroll into town after a day on the slopes to sample the après-ski scene. Perfect for families and groups of all sizes, Peppers Beacon is sure to delight.

The Rees Hotel

The Rees Hotel Queenstown

From the moment you enter The Rees Hotel, the character and charm of this property becomes evident. With a grand lodge-style reception area and tiered rooms overlooking Lake Wakatipu, The Rees Hotel offers some of the best views in Queenstown. Choose your level of indulgence, from 5-star hotel apartments through to top-tier luxury residences and penthouses. Quiet, private, and sophisticated, The Rees Hotel epitomises southern hospitality at its finest.

Hotel St Moritz

Hotel St Moritz Queenstown ski accommodation

Idyllically situated in Queenstown, Hotel St Moritz is decorated with style and elegance. Intriguing works of art, bespoke furniture, and warm colours highlight the unique charm of the region. Handsomely appointed suites offer a relaxing haven after a day on the slopes.

Stoneridge Estate

Stoneridge Estate Queenstown luxury lodge

Nestled amidst acres of sprawling gardens and vineyards 15 minutes outside of Queenstown, Stoneridge Estate offers panoramic views over the surrounding mountains. This unique luxury lodge combines sublime scenery with 5-star facilities and warm, personalised service. Fuel up for a long day on the slopes with a gourmet breakfast, included in your stay. And when you return, ease your sore muscles with a soak in the outdoor spa pool.

Frequently Asked Questions on Queenstown Accommodation

Can you stay on the mountain in Queenstown?

Coronet Peak and The Remarkables do not offer on-mountain accommodation. This is because the access roads are steep and the base areas relatively small, which means facilities are limited. Snow does not typically fall as low as Queenstown itself, so skiers must drive high into the mountains to reach skiable terrain.

However, Cardrona Alpine Resort (just 1 hour and 15 minutes from Queenstown) does offer on-mountain apartments. But most skiers still prefer to stay in either Queenstown or Wanaka when skiing at Cardrona. This is because availability is very limited, and because Cardrona offers virtually nothing to do once the lifts close each evening.

Where should I stay when skiing in Queenstown?

If you will be taking mountain coach transport rather than driving, stay as close as possible to the town centre.

If you are renting a vehicle, you have the option to stay farther out, either to escape the crowds or to enjoy more extensive resort facilities.

And finally, some accommodations sit closer to one of the two ski fields. For example, Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa is just a 30-minute drive from The Remarkables. Meanwhile, a few smaller boutique options sit near the foot of the Coronet Peak access road.

How far are the ski fields from Queenstown?

The Queenstown NZSki fields:

  • Queenstown to The Remarkables: 24 km / 45 minutes
  • Queenstown to Coronet Peak: 16 km / 25 minutes

The Wanaka ski fields:

  • Queenstown to Cardrona Alpine Resort: 58 km / 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Queenstown to Treble Cone: 96 km / 1 hour 45 minutes

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