Queenstown is the ultimate winter playground for snowsports lovers, with the best skiing and snowboarding in the Southern Hemisphere.
Located in the heart of the Southern Alps, Queenstown is the home of New Zealand snowsports, offering an incredible range of terrain from June through to October each year. Whether you’re a beginner looking to learn the ropes or a powderhound keen to get some fresh tracks, Queenstown is truly a winter paradise.
First timers and snow lovers alike will be spoilt for choice, with four award-winning lift-accessed ski areas within easy reach – find out more about each one below!
For a blast of pure adrenalin, why not try heli-skiing with Harris Mountains Heli-Ski and experience the freedom of fresh tracks and pristine powder in exclusive back-country terrain only accessible by helicopter. Think wide open bowls, steep couloirs and untouched snow as far as the eye can see.
A more relaxed snow experience can be found at Snowfarm NZ, offering cross-country skiing in the gentle rolling hills and peaceful valleys of the Pisa Range.