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New Zealand’s most popular winter destination with four major Queenstown Ski Fields
Queenstown has four major ski fields within easy driving distance, the largest of which is Treble Cone ski resort, located a breath-taking 90 minute drive over the historic Crown Rangers.
Surrounded by majestic mountains and nestled on the shores of a crystal clear Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown is the most well-known of the numerous New Zealand ski destinations.
Queenstown in Winter is an Aspen like experience, with the hustle and bustle of a busy ski town; cafés, restaurants and lively bar scene. Famous for its adrenaline seeking audience who play as hard at nights as they do during the day, Queenstown is particularly popular for young Australian and Kiwi visitors coming for more than just the numerous Queenstown ski fields.
For families, Queenstown in winter offers as much to do on snow as off. A majority of the long, long list of activities operating from Queenstown are open in winter, and can be accessed using your OnePassNZ (Treble Cone and Cardrona Lift Pass).
Ski or Snowboard Treble Cone, Cardrona, and Snow Park on the same OnePassNZ Ski Lift Pass.
Queenstown’s ski season runs between mid/late June to the end of September / early October. The four major Queenstown NZ Ski areas are Coronet Peak, Treble Cone, Cardrona and The Remarkables. From 2012, Cardrona and Treble Cone ski area can be accessed using the same lift pass, OnePassNZ, making these two resorts an flexible alternative.
OnePassNZ can also be redeemed at many of the local attractions and activities by swapping a day of Queenstown skiing OnePassNZ lift passes or loading the pass with Snow$ to create a cash free holiday for yourself or the family.
Skiing Treble Cone from Queenstown
As the largest Queenstown and Wanaka ski field, no Queenstown skiing holiday is complete without making the spectacular 90 minute drive to Treble Cone. There are numerous options to get from Queenstown to Treble Cone during New Zealand’s winter ski season including door to door shuttle services.
See more information about getting from Queenstown to Treble Cone.
Treble Cone is a spectacular 90 minute drive from Queenstown offering some amazing views over town
Getting to Queenstown in Winter
Drive to Queenstown in Winter
As New Zealand’s most popular winter ski destination, extensive and well maintained road networks access Queenstown from every direction.
- Wanaka to Queenstown – 60 minute drive
- Dunedin (airport) to Queenstown – 3h 15m drive
- Christchurch (airport) to Queenstown – 5h 30m drive
Jucy Rentals are located in all of New Zealand major airports and are a great way to hire a car or camper and drive and ski Queenstown and Wanaka.
For more information about driving to Queenstown see - www.queenstownnz.co.nz
Fly to Queenstown in Winter
Regular flights between major Australian and New Zealand Airports run direct to Queenstown Airport throughout the winter season. Direct flights are serviced by Air New Zealand, Jet Star, Virgin and Qantas.
- Melbourne/Sydney/Brisbane to Queenstown – 3h 30m flight
- Christchurch to Queenstown – 1 hour flight
- Auckland to Queenstown – 1h 50m flight
- Wellington to Queenstown – 1h 45m flight
For more information about flying to Queenstown see - www.queenstownnz.co.nz
Bus to Queenstown in Winter
Regular coaches run between Queenstown and Christchurch, Invercargill, Dunedin, Wanaka, and surrounding local areas to Queenstown.
For more information about buses to Queenstown see - www.queenstownnz.co.nz