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7 Day South Island Snow Safari from Queenstown

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Overview

There are no wild animals on this 7 day South Island Snow Safari tour from Queenstown to Christchurch – just miles and miles of beautiful New Zealand snow!

This South Island Snow Safari tour starts early in Queenstown so you would need to book your accommodation for the previous night.

We welcome you to New Zealand’s ultimate ski and snowboard adventure trip. Over 7 days, we will be visiting some of the country’s best ski fields including Treble Cone, Cardrona, The Remarkables, and Mt. Hutt. Our expert guide will show you the best trails according to your ski level. Everything is included to guarantee you the best stress-free ski holiday you will ever have!

"My Snow Tour was the best part of my 18 days in NZ. Steve the guide was an absolute legend... The trip was so relaxed but did so much. We were always stopping to do and see little things along the way which make it an awesome trip instead of just a good one. The whole tour was just like a road trip with the mates." - John, Australia

7 Day South Island Snow Safari from Queenstown

Treble Cone

7 Day South Island Snow Safari from Queenstown

Cardrona

7 Day South Island Snow Safari from Queenstown

Treble Cone View

7 Day South Island Snow Safari from Queenstown

The Remarkables

7 Day South Island Snow Safari from Queenstown

Mt. Hutt

Itinerary

Open All
Day 1Queenstown Ski or Snowboard the Remarkables

This trip can also be done in reverse.*

Make sure you book your Queenstown accommodation, as you will need to stay here the night before.

Kia ora and welcome to Queenstown! Your tour starts bright and early at 6am, so we promise no cheesy introductions! With a whole day on the slopes ahead of us, we waste no time driving to The Remarkables.

On the way, your guide will make a stop at the ski/board hire shop to collect any equipment required. On offer today for your delight: wide open trails, native Keas, powder snow, spectacular views, sun drenched terrain and unforgettable runs. There's terrain here like you have never seen before, and, if you're prepared to exercise the legs a little, you will discover some of the longest off-piste runs around.

The Remarks (as it’s known to the locals) is set in a vast natural amphitheatre high in the rugged ranges at the eastern end of Queenstown’s Lake Wakatipu. Being so far up is a major plus, giving the ski field a long, reliable season – and the north-facing aspect makes it a natural sun-trap. The highest ski field in Queenstown at 1935 metres, The Remarks has something for everyone as the terrain offers challenges for skiers of all abilities, including one of the most memorable runs in New Zealand: the long, fast sweep called Homeward Bound.

The Remarks is a great place to learn to ski, with a series of sheltered bowls all accessed by chair lifts; nearly three quarters of the slopes are rated beginner to intermediate. There are also plenty of off-piste challenges if you’re more inclined towards the extreme.

The Remarkables ski area boasts a new international standard Super Pipe for advanced level riders and skiers. The 150m long, 22m wide pipe is triple the size of the existing terrain park at the top of Sugar Bowl Basin. The expanded Xbox Terrain and Rail Park and other features, combined with the big mountain possibilities, make The Remarkables the logical choice for the free riders out there.

SLOPE INFO
The Remarkables
Levels: 30% Beginner, 40% Intermediate, 30% Advanced
Height: 1943m
Vertical: 357m
Skiable Area: 220ha

OPTIONAL ADD-ONS
Ski clothing and gear hire

Day 2Queenstown Ski or Snowboard Coronet Peak

Coronet Peak is the oldest and most developed ski area in the South Island. Spread across broad mountain, the field is wide and sunny with an astounding variety of runs, and the on-field facilities are some of the best around. Everything is designed to ensure you make the most of skiing and boarding. Everyone can ski like a pro at Coronet Peak - there are dedicated slopes for first timers and long, wide groomed trails with plenty of choice for more experienced skiers. Once you know the ropes, you'll enjoy the vertical off the express quad, or exploring the rolling terrain with plenty of dips and drops for great variety.

For boarders, Coronet Peak is a natural terrain park, full of endless hits and powder stashes.

SLOPE INFO
Coronet Peak
Levels: 30% Beginner, 40% Intermediate, 30% Advanced
Height: 1649m
Vertical: 462m
Skiable Area: 280ha

Day 3Free Day Queenstown

Today is a chance to catch your breath and see Queenstown, take part in some adventure activities, or go heli-skiing. You are welcome to continue skiing or boarding but your lift pass is not included in the tour price. There are several well-recommended heli-ski options: 4 runs or 8 runs (see our website for pricing). These will take you to untouched powder in the area. A trip to the Milford Sound is likewise a great way to spend the day. Either way, your bucket list is about to take a serious hit!

OPTIONAL ADD-ONS
Heli-skiing
Canyoning
Horse trekking
Canyon swing
Bungy (Kawarau or Nevis)
Paragliding
Skydiving
Milford Sound trip
Extreme jet boating

Day 4Queenstown to Wanaka - Ski or Snowboard Cardrona

Cardrona is renowned among skiers and boarders for inspiring terrain and dry natural snow. With 345 hectares of wide, undulating trails, open slopes, steep chutes and awesome terrain parks, there’s something here for all to enjoy. A wide area of the mountain is serviced by chair lifts, so access is easy. Cardrona’s three basins offer wide-open spaces and a mixture of terrains that are suitable for snowboarders and skiers of all abilities. On-mountain facilities include five cafes, a shop, hire facilities and a workshop. With over 20 national and international skiing and snowboarding events held at Cardrona each year, it's definitely one of the top mountains in New Zealand.

SLOPE INFO
Cardrona
Levels: 25% Beginner, 50% Intermediate, 25% Advanced
Height: 1860m
Vertical: 600m
Skiable Area: 345ha

Day 5Wanaka Ski or Snowboard Treble Cone

Treble Cone lies within the heart of the Southern Alps. It has amazing views across the beautiful lakeside town of Wanaka. Treble Cone is the largest ski area in the South Island, with plenty of exhilarating skiing and snowboarding terrain. Spread over three large basins, there are trails to suit all ages and abilities. From the purpose-built learner area and long, groomed beginner and intermediate trails, to numerous natural half pipes on the upper mountain, challenging advanced runs and ungroomed powder, there’s plenty for everyone.

Treble Cone boasts New Zealand's fastest quad chairlift, so you can enjoy more runs per day than anywhere else. The saddle quad chairlift offers the highest lift-accessed terrain, longest groomed intermediate runs, and highest vertical drop in the South Island. Renowned for dry powder, and plenty of it, Treble Cone receives an average annual snowfall of 5.5 metres and has an average maximum snow depth of 3.25 metres. Its proximity to the Southern Alps means reliable snow conditions and weather, and, just as importantly, its geography means it is protected from the bitterly cold southerly winds.

In the evening, Wanaka is an après-ski haven, with a huge number of places to dine, drink and dance the night away.

SLOPE INFO
Treble Cone
Levels: 10% Beginner, 45% Intermediate, 45% Advanced
Height: 1960m
Vertical: 700m
Skiable Area: 550ha

Day 6Wanaka to Tekapo - Ski or Snowboard Ohau

Today we take you to Ohau, a remote ski field which can be found midway betweenChristchurch and Queenstown. Ohau caters for all abilities, with snow ratings of 20% beginner, 50% intermediate and 30% advanced. From the highest point of 1,925 metres, there is a 400-metre vertical fall to the base via ‘The Boulevard’ (a wonderful ride for beginners on a safe, groomed trail as wide as a highway). Intermediates can choose the zig-zag ‘Luge’, and experts can push the limits on the ‘High Traverse’ and the ‘Escalator’. Ohau offers exquisite dry powder snow terrain and gets you off the tourist trail to experience the awesome range of ski fields available in the South Island of New Zealand.

In the evening we drive to Tekapo and here we get to soak in the relaxing Tekapo Springs so we are ready to start day seven with fresh legs.

SLOPE INFO
Ohau
Difficulty: 20% Beginner, 50% Intermediate, 30% Advanced
Height:1825m
Vertical:400m
Skiable Area:125ha

Day 7Tekapo to Christchurch - Ski or Snowboard Roundhill

Today we head to one of the Mackenzie Country’s best kept secret. Roundhill has the highest vertical drop in Australasia 783M. Also boasts one of NZ’s widest pistes and offers terrain to suit all capabilities. We ski / snowboard until approx. 3pm when we then make the journey back to Christchurch, aiming to arrive by approximately 8pm where you are welcome to book an extra night’s accommodation.

OPTIONAL ADD-ONS
Extra night accommodation in Christchurch

SLOPE INFO

Roundhill
Levels: 20% Beginner, 45% Intermediate, 35% Advanced
Height: 2133m
Vertical: 783m
Skiable Area: 550ha

Itinerary

Open All
Day 1Queenstown Ski or Snowboard the Remarkables

This trip can also be done in reverse.*

Make sure you book your Queenstown accommodation, as you will need to stay here the night before.

Kia ora and welcome to Queenstown! Your tour starts bright and early at 6am, so we promise no cheesy introductions! With a whole day on the slopes ahead of us, we waste no time driving to The Remarkables.

On the way, your guide will make a stop at the ski/board hire shop to collect any equipment required. On offer today for your delight: wide open trails, native Keas, powder snow, spectacular views, sun drenched terrain and unforgettable runs. There's terrain here like you have never seen before, and, if you're prepared to exercise the legs a little, you will discover some of the longest off-piste runs around.

The Remarks (as it’s known to the locals) is set in a vast natural amphitheatre high in the rugged ranges at the eastern end of Queenstown’s Lake Wakatipu. Being so far up is a major plus, giving the ski field a long, reliable season – and the north-facing aspect makes it a natural sun-trap. The highest ski field in Queenstown at 1935 metres, The Remarks has something for everyone as the terrain offers challenges for skiers of all abilities, including one of the most memorable runs in New Zealand: the long, fast sweep called Homeward Bound.

The Remarks is a great place to learn to ski, with a series of sheltered bowls all accessed by chair lifts; nearly three quarters of the slopes are rated beginner to intermediate. There are also plenty of off-piste challenges if you’re more inclined towards the extreme.

The Remarkables ski area boasts a new international standard Super Pipe for advanced level riders and skiers. The 150m long, 22m wide pipe is triple the size of the existing terrain park at the top of Sugar Bowl Basin. The expanded Xbox Terrain and Rail Park and other features, combined with the big mountain possibilities, make The Remarkables the logical choice for the free riders out there.

SLOPE INFO
The Remarkables
Levels: 30% Beginner, 40% Intermediate, 30% Advanced
Height: 1943m
Vertical: 357m
Skiable Area: 220ha

OPTIONAL ADD-ONS
Ski clothing and gear hire

Day 2Queenstown Ski or Snowboard Coronet Peak

Coronet Peak is the oldest and most developed ski area in the South Island. Spread across broad mountain, the field is wide and sunny with an astounding variety of runs, and the on-field facilities are some of the best around. Everything is designed to ensure you make the most of skiing and boarding. Everyone can ski like a pro at Coronet Peak - there are dedicated slopes for first timers and long, wide groomed trails with plenty of choice for more experienced skiers. Once you know the ropes, you'll enjoy the vertical off the express quad, or exploring the rolling terrain with plenty of dips and drops for great variety.

For boarders, Coronet Peak is a natural terrain park, full of endless hits and powder stashes.

SLOPE INFO
Coronet Peak
Levels: 30% Beginner, 40% Intermediate, 30% Advanced
Height: 1649m
Vertical: 462m
Skiable Area: 280ha

Day 3Free Day Queenstown

Today is a chance to catch your breath and see Queenstown, take part in some adventure activities, or go heli-skiing. You are welcome to continue skiing or boarding but your lift pass is not included in the tour price. There are several well-recommended heli-ski options: 4 runs or 8 runs (see our website for pricing). These will take you to untouched powder in the area. A trip to the Milford Sound is likewise a great way to spend the day. Either way, your bucket list is about to take a serious hit!

OPTIONAL ADD-ONS
Heli-skiing
Canyoning
Horse trekking
Canyon swing
Bungy (Kawarau or Nevis)
Paragliding
Skydiving
Milford Sound trip
Extreme jet boating

Day 4Queenstown to Wanaka - Ski or Snowboard Cardrona

Cardrona is renowned among skiers and boarders for inspiring terrain and dry natural snow. With 345 hectares of wide, undulating trails, open slopes, steep chutes and awesome terrain parks, there’s something here for all to enjoy. A wide area of the mountain is serviced by chair lifts, so access is easy. Cardrona’s three basins offer wide-open spaces and a mixture of terrains that are suitable for snowboarders and skiers of all abilities. On-mountain facilities include five cafes, a shop, hire facilities and a workshop. With over 20 national and international skiing and snowboarding events held at Cardrona each year, it's definitely one of the top mountains in New Zealand.

SLOPE INFO
Cardrona
Levels: 25% Beginner, 50% Intermediate, 25% Advanced
Height: 1860m
Vertical: 600m
Skiable Area: 345ha

Day 5Wanaka Ski or Snowboard Treble Cone

Treble Cone lies within the heart of the Southern Alps. It has amazing views across the beautiful lakeside town of Wanaka. Treble Cone is the largest ski area in the South Island, with plenty of exhilarating skiing and snowboarding terrain. Spread over three large basins, there are trails to suit all ages and abilities. From the purpose-built learner area and long, groomed beginner and intermediate trails, to numerous natural half pipes on the upper mountain, challenging advanced runs and ungroomed powder, there’s plenty for everyone.

Treble Cone boasts New Zealand's fastest quad chairlift, so you can enjoy more runs per day than anywhere else. The saddle quad chairlift offers the highest lift-accessed terrain, longest groomed intermediate runs, and highest vertical drop in the South Island. Renowned for dry powder, and plenty of it, Treble Cone receives an average annual snowfall of 5.5 metres and has an average maximum snow depth of 3.25 metres. Its proximity to the Southern Alps means reliable snow conditions and weather, and, just as importantly, its geography means it is protected from the bitterly cold southerly winds.

In the evening, Wanaka is an après-ski haven, with a huge number of places to dine, drink and dance the night away.

SLOPE INFO
Treble Cone
Levels: 10% Beginner, 45% Intermediate, 45% Advanced
Height: 1960m
Vertical: 700m
Skiable Area: 550ha

Day 6Wanaka to Tekapo - Ski or Snowboard Ohau

Today we take you to Ohau, a remote ski field which can be found midway betweenChristchurch and Queenstown. Ohau caters for all abilities, with snow ratings of 20% beginner, 50% intermediate and 30% advanced. From the highest point of 1,925 metres, there is a 400-metre vertical fall to the base via ‘The Boulevard’ (a wonderful ride for beginners on a safe, groomed trail as wide as a highway). Intermediates can choose the zig-zag ‘Luge’, and experts can push the limits on the ‘High Traverse’ and the ‘Escalator’. Ohau offers exquisite dry powder snow terrain and gets you off the tourist trail to experience the awesome range of ski fields available in the South Island of New Zealand.

In the evening we drive to Tekapo and here we get to soak in the relaxing Tekapo Springs so we are ready to start day seven with fresh legs.

SLOPE INFO
Ohau
Difficulty: 20% Beginner, 50% Intermediate, 30% Advanced
Height:1825m
Vertical:400m
Skiable Area:125ha

Day 7Tekapo to Christchurch - Ski or Snowboard Roundhill

Today we head to one of the Mackenzie Country’s best kept secret. Roundhill has the highest vertical drop in Australasia 783M. Also boasts one of NZ’s widest pistes and offers terrain to suit all capabilities. We ski / snowboard until approx. 3pm when we then make the journey back to Christchurch, aiming to arrive by approximately 8pm where you are welcome to book an extra night’s accommodation.

OPTIONAL ADD-ONS
Extra night accommodation in Christchurch

SLOPE INFO

Roundhill
Levels: 20% Beginner, 45% Intermediate, 35% Advanced
Height: 2133m
Vertical: 783m
Skiable Area: 550ha

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