How to Grab the Best Queenstown Ski Deals

Plan an unforgettable ski holiday with a range of fantastic Queenstown ski deals. With four world-class resorts nearby, Queenstown is one of the top ski destinations in the Southern Hemisphere. Make the most of your stay with these unbeatable ski deals.

From Queenstown ski holiday packages to special discounted offers, we’ve picked the best ways to save on your New Zealand snow holiday. These deals are available at the top Queenstown resorts, which include:

  • The Remarkables
  • Coronet Peak
  • Cardrona
  • Treble Cone

Read on to learn more about the best Queenstown ski deals.

Queenstown Ski Pass Deals

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You can score a discounted lift pass if you book early or travel at the right time of the year.

Earlybird & Pre-Season Specials

Book early enough, and you can take advantage of a range of special deals available throughout the months leading up to each winter season. These deals vary between the different Queenstown ski resorts and can change from year to year. However, a few deals to look out for are:

Price Freeze Promotions

Cardrona Alpine Resort typically offers a price freeze promotion on products booked before October 31st. This promotion allows you to book ski products for next winter at this winter’s rates, and covers most ski products.

Earlybird Specials

For any bookings made far enough in advance, Earlybird specials offer a significant discount on lift passes and rental equipment. However, these deals are only available for multi-day passes for certain numbers of days, so they can be more restrictive.

Pre-Season Specials

After the Earlybird specials expire, some Queenstown ski fields offer Pre-Season specials at a slightly higher rate than Earlybird specials. As with Earlybird deals, these only apply to certain lift passes and rental equipment.

In conclusion, if you book before the start of June, you can typically buy certain ski products at discounted rates.

September Ski Deals

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For September skiing, the Queenstown ski fields offer heavily discounted spring ski passes. Many multi-day September lift passes include free days of skiing, and the discounts apply for rental equipment as well.

Unlike other ski products, it doesn’t necessarily pay to book your September ski holiday in advance. Some ski fields don’t announce their September ski deals until midway through winter, so it’s worth waiting until these are available.

Ski Pass Discounts and the Queenstown Superpass

Typically the ski pass valid at Coronet Peak and The Remarkables is called the Queenstown Superpass. Unused ski days on the Queenstown Superpass can be redeemed for off-mountain credit.

However, any of the above discounted passes are separate from the Queenstown Superpass. In other words, you CANNOT redeem your discounted ski pass for off-mountain credit at participating retailers.

Other Queenstown Ski Holiday Deals

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When you book through New Zealand Ski Packages, we find countless ways for you to save on ski travel. Our ski packages include premium rental vehicles and quality accommodation at affordable prices.

Here are a few ways we help you save on your ski holiday.

Rental Car Savings

When you book a rental car online, the extras you need for a ski holiday add up fast. For example, you will need:

  • Snow chains
  • Ski racks
  • Snow cover (an extra insurance cover often required for driving ski roads)

You may also need to pay airport fees when you collect your vehicle.

Thankfully, we bundle all of these extras into your premium 4WD vehicle hire when you book a ski package with us. You therefore end up paying much less than you would for the same vehicle booked online.

Accommodation Discounts

During the ski season–especially in July and August–accommodation operators raise their daily prices exponentially. Thankfully, we are able to secure rooms at discounted agent rates, which means you don’t have to pay a premium for peak-season travel.

Save with Queenstown Ski Packages

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Browse our range of Queenstown ski packages to get started. Once you have an idea of what you want for your ski holiday, we can help find even more ways to save. From great-value Learn to Ski packages to different levels of accommodation, we will tailor your ski package to match your budget and requirements.


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