The Remarkables

The Remarkables

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The snow-capped serrated peaks of the Remarkables Range rise majestically above Queenstown. The scene is breathtaking.

So too is the spectacular setting of the Remarkables ski field, a true alpine environment just 45 minutes drive from Queenstown. Three natural, sun-drenched basins offer challenges for riders and sliders of all abilities. The ultimate is the mini-heli-skiing type experience of sweeping down the ungroomed 1.5 km ‘Homeward Bound’ trail – New Zealand’s best open run.

The Remarkables are famous for their atmosphere of family fun. ‘Fun at The Remarks’ is the theme, with live music on the sunny decks and entertaining festivals in mid-winter and spring. Children have their own adventure trail and snow-tubing park, and receive a free lift pass if they’re under 11 years.

The 220 hectare field is serviced by two quad chairs, one double chair, one magic carpet and one learner tow. The Shadow Basin chair gives access to a superb lookout over Lake Wakatipu at the highest point of 1,935 metres. Snow ratings are 30% beginner, 40% intermediate and 30% advanced. The terrain offers a wide diversity of runs for skiers, snowboarders, telemarkers and cross-country skiers. The three basins can equally satisfy the off-piste explorers and chute-shooters or the cruisey powder-pumpers.

Boarders have a primo terrain park and railway, extreme chutes and gentle learner’s slopes. The ski and snowboard schools have a huge range of ‘starter’ and ‘evolution’ training packages. There are regular transport services from Queenstown, equipment rental, and a licensed creche. Excellent meals can be enjoyed on the sun deck under the gaze of curious keas.

A day off the slopes can never be boring with Queenstown offering a dazzling array of adventure activities. This high energy resort town has ample accommodation and over 100 restaurants, café and bars providing new taste sensations day and night.

The Remarkables afford memorable days of clear, crisp, alpine air, brilliant snow, idyllic scenery and non-stop entertainment. If you are looking for these features you can’t go past ‘The Remarks’.

By | 2016-11-26T18:59:00+00:00 October 3rd, 2013|Ski Areas & Heli-Ski Sites|0 Comments

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