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New Zealand’s most popular winter destination with four major Queenstown Ski Fields 

There are four major Queenstown ski fields within easy driving distance including Treble Cone, who offers Queenstown skiing at its best, with Queenstown's largest skiing and snowboard terrain (550ha) and longest vertical rise (700m). Treble Cone is located a breath-taking 90 minute drive over the historic Crown Range.

Surrounded by majestic snow capped mountains and nestled on the shores of the crystal clear Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown is the most well-known of the numerous New Zealand ski and holiday destinations.

Treble Cone, NZ - Village life when Queenstown skiing(Photo courtesy of Destination Queenstown)

Skiing Queenstown in winter is an Aspen like experience, with the hustle and bustle of a busy ski town; cafés, restaurants, lively bar scene and an endless list of on and off snow activities. 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 holiday makers, coming for more than just the numerous Queenstown ski fields. And with accommodation options ranging from budget backpackers to self catering apartments sitting atop Lake Wakatipu, this audience has been well catered for.

For family holidays, Queenstown in winter offers as much to do on snow as off snow. Family accommodation options are plenty, making planning your ski holiday a breeze on almost any price. All four ski resorts offer fantastic family friendly terrain to explore, including Treble Cone's FREE beginner surface lift and terrain and discounted Learn to Ski packages.

Ski or Snowboard at Treble Cone!

Queenstown’s winter ski season runs between mid/late June to the end of September / early October, with peak season spanning from the July school holidays to the end of August. The four major Queenstown ski fields are Coronet Peak, Treble Cone, Cardrona and The Remarkables. Multi-day discounts apply, providing reduced price options for those planning in advance. 

Treble Cone, NZ - Ski Queenstown Lake WakatipuTreble Cone, NZ - Ski Queenstown from Lake Wakatipu(Photos courtesy of Destination Queenstown)

Getting to Queenstown in Winter 

Drive to Ski 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. 

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Fly to Ski 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 

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Bus to Queenstown in Winter

Regular coaches run winter long between Queenstown and Christchurch, Invercargill, Dunedin, Wanaka, and surrounding local areas to Queenstown provide alternative transport options.

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As the largest Wanaka and Queenstown ski field, no Queenstown skiing holiday is complete without making the spectacular 90 - 120 minute drive to Treble Cone. The drive from Queenstown to Treble Cone Ski Area will take you over the scenic Crown Ranges offering a birds eye views of Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu, through the historic town of Cardrona and along the tranquil shores of Lake Wanaka. The drive is truly half the fun. 

Queenstown Skiing to Treble Cone Road Map

At Treble Cone Ski Area, you will be greeted with a warm Kiwi welcoming and some of New Zealand's most celebrated skiing and snowboarding terrain. With lift access rising to a peak of 1950m (the highest in the Queenstown / Wanaka Lake District), Treble Cone's reputation for consistent snow depths and quality creates a confident building platform for young families through to advanced skiers and snowboarders to enjoy a great holiday on snow.

shuttles from Queenstown to tc

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Treble Cone is a spectacular 90 minute drive from Queenstown offering some amazing views of the breath taking scenery!

Come and experience Queenstown Skiing at it's BEst

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