We offer your very own ski concierge who can deliver and custom fit the very latest in ski and snowboard gear, all in the comfort of the Lodge.
Private Snowboard/Skiing Lessons
These private lessons are designed to suit all ability levels. Taking a private lesson is like taking a session with a personal trainer. The instructor will work on your style, sort out your trouble spots, boost your confidence and take your skills to the next level. Private lessons provide premium instruction from one hour to a full day and to top it off you get lift priority. It's all about you!
Coronet Peak - 30mins
The Peak is one of New Zealand's most popular ski resorts due to its proximity to Queenstown, varied terrain and superb facilities, offering a high speed quad chairlift, high speed six-seater chairlift and excellent beginner areas. A great resort for families with older children and groups who are moderately skilled.
The Remarkables - 40min Drive
Majestically beautiful, its wide open bowls are surrounded by the rugged peaks of The Remarkables mountain range. A gentle sloping beginners' area in full view of the base building is equipped with three surface conveyor lifts providing awesome first time fun. An additional two chairs offer the novice skier and rider a wide array of intermediate trails to choose from and the Shadow chair serves a swath of terrain for the advanced and expert snow user.
Cardrona Alpine Resort Ski Fields - 1.5hrs Drive
Cardrona Alpine Resort is located near Wanaka. This resort is well recognised as one of the most family-friendly, offering a wide range of runs in each skill level, evenly catering to everyone.
Treble Cone - 2hr Drive
Treble Cone boasts the longest vertical rise in the Southern Lakes and spectacular views over Lake Wanaka and Mount Aspiring. The ski field is the off-season training ground for the national ski teams of Austria and Norway. Fans of the field tend to be attracted there for the fairly steep and challenging terrain which they claim is some of the best in the country however recent initiatives ensure that intermediate and beginner skiers and boarders are fully catered to.
Snow Park NZ - 1.5hr Drive
Snow Park NZ is the ultimate freestyle mecca for skiers and snowboarders alike, tucked away in the stunning Southern Alps of New Zealand. Most people visit for the immaculate mountain and array of freestyle features. Whether you want to master the advanced features, start out in the designated learner’s area, or check out some of the world’s top riders competing, Snow Park offers something for everyone. Their well groomed playground offers jumps, rails, boxes, wall rides, NZ’s only quarter pipe and pristine super-pipe suited to all levels of ability.
Snow Farm Ski Area - 1.5hr Drive
Snow farm specifically caters to cross country skiers and is located in the 35km from Wanaka and 55km from Queenstown on the Pisa range. With an extensive system of well marked trails this is a cross country skier’s haven. With trails catering to all skill levels from race-worthy circuits to their “Mini Merino’s” training trails there is something to suit everyone. As an added bonus they also offer the opportunity to go dog sledding.
Charter a helicopter for a day’s guided heli skiing to the Southern Alps. You will access exclusive terrain with untracked virgin snow, where you can enjoy unlimited runs as the day is designed around you. The diverse terrain allows for intermediate to expert skill levels, each run a whole new experience. This is the ultimate heli skiing day.
Four Peaks, One Day Heli Tour
For those that are undecided on a ski field or want a once in a life time experience, we have the unforgettable adventure to Ski four Mountains. Cruise the sky’s by helicopter, jumping from The Remarkables, Coronet Peak, Cardrona Alpine Resort and Treble Cone ski fields. Enjoy queue priority and the best routes on each field with your instructor and guide. This is the ultimate way to try them all or even just a couple if you prefer, all at your own pace.
Sled dog tours are a great option for non-skiers or those who want to take some time off from the ski fields. Experience the stunning alpine environment of New Zealand’s Southern Alps with an exhilarating run aboard a sled pulled by a team of Huskies. Tours are based at the Snow Farm in the Cardrona Valley approximately 75 minutes self-drive or transfer from the lodge or a short helicopter flight from our helipad or Queenstown Airport.
The hour long “Basket Ride” experience provides an opportunity to learn about the dogs and the set up of the equipment and feel the power of the dogs from the comfort of the sled basket. An experienced musher will guide the team along beautiful trails with plenty of opportunities for photo’s with the team and stunning backdrops.
The “Drive Your Own Team” experience is more hands on with an opportunity for you to control. Nothing but the silence of the mountains and the sound of the dogs feet, their breath and your runners gliding through the snow.