The Remarkables ski field, Queenstown
The Remarkables ski field is made up of three basins, two of which are lift accessed. Shadow Basin has open intermediate and advanced runs. Shadow Bowl and the Alta Chair have plenty of long, wide open beginner and intermediate runs. Shadow Basin and Sugar bowl are lift accessed and traversing from the Shadow Basin chairlift will get you to the off-piste steeps and shoots of Lake Alta.
There is also a long magic carpet taking you up from the car park to the base building, which is also used for beginner skiiers and boarders. Check out the large terrain park for the young and young at heart.
The Remarkables Quick Facts
|Annual Snow Fall (m)|
|Season Opens||Late June|
|Season Closes||Early October|
|Skiable Area (hectares)|
|Base Altitude (m)||1730|
|Highest Altitude (m)||1870|
|Total Number of Lifts||6|
|Accommodation on Ski Area||No|
Winter Rimu New Zealand Winter Adventure
- 14 Days
- US$4,399 + tax
May to September is one of the best times to explore New Zealand. Our maritime climate ensures we have relatively mild winters, we’ll almost always have the tracks to ourselves and the snow-capped mountains make an even more dramatic backdrop than in summer – and usually you can get a great deal on flights! Years ago, we adapted our signature Rimu trip to suit the cooler conditions by adding skiing and snowboarding options, along with some of the South Island’s best hikes. This adventure is the perfect excuse to escape the heat!
Activity level: This is one of our more adventurous trips, but has options to suit a range of fitness levels and outdoor experience. Typically hikes on the ‘Winter Rimu’ range between three and six hours to complete, with a longer more challenging hike on the Copland Track.