NZ Snow Tours: Guided Wanaka Ski and Snowboard Package
Choose one of our fully guided snow packages, and take all the stress, and hassle out of your holiday. All our guides are super friendly, passionate and will ensure you have a fantastic time. Forget about organising transport, accommodation, and lift passes - not only do we take care of all of those essentials, we manage all the other crucial aspects of your trip.
Best of all, as the package is based in one location, you can relax and unwind after a day on the snow.
Our guides constantly monitor the weather and will work with you to decide the best mountain to visit each day, they can arrange lessons if required, and because they know the staff on the mountains, they easily know where the best powder is, and they can even arrange adventure activities such as sky diving for you.
- 7 nights accommodation
- 5 day lift ticket (Coronet Peak, The Remarkables & Cardrona)
- Airport transfers (Queenstown International)
- Daily mountain transport in our private NZ Snow Tours 4x4 van
- Expert driver/guide for the duration of the tour to show you the secret spots both on and off mountain, and take care of all the details
- Spare day for experiencing the other Queenstown attractions - such as Bungy Jumping of visiting Milford Sound
Prices: We have 3 different options to choose from.
Silver: $2199.00 per person
3 Star, twin share ($2699 solo occupancy)
The Wanaka Hotel offers accommodation in a great location in the centre of town only one minute walk to the Lake and Town Centre. Enjoy a relaxing drink on your deck while soaking up the lake and mountain Views. Or the atmosphere in the Bullock Bar or Amigos after a day of Local Adventures in Wanaka.
Gold: $2499.00 per person
4 Star, twin share ($2999 solo occupancy)
This 4 star hotel is set in a stunning mountain landscape offering spectacular views of New Zealand's Southern Alps. With a comfortable living area and optional sofa bed, full kitchen facilities, a separate bedroom.
Premium: $3499.00 per person
5 Star, Twin share ($4699 solo occupancy)
One bedroom apartment or similar. In the heart of Wanaka Luxuriously designed rooms await your presence. Deluxe Apartments are on the second and third floors, offering private balconies with awesome lake and mountain views. All apartments have a King bed in the master room.
Wanaka Ski and Snowboard Package Itinerary
Please note: We want to ensure you get the most out of your ski/board days, and for this reason our guides will monitor the weather to see what ski resort is most appropriate. Please use this itinerary as a guide only.
Day 1 – Saturday
ARRIVAL DAY - Your friendly guide will pick you up from Queenstown Airport (60 minutes to Wanaka)
Arrive into Queenstown airport at a time that suits you, and your guide will be there to pick you up. They will drive you to your home for the next week, the pictureques ski town of Wanaka (1hr from Queenstown airport). You can settle into you accommodation and then depending on your arrival time, you may like to sneak in one of the many activities Wanaka has to offer (Jet boating, wine tours, horse riding, perhaps even clay bird shooting!). If you are requiring ski rental or any other ski needs such as goggles etc. your guide will take you to get this organised so you are ready for the morning.
Day 2 – Sunday
SNOW DAY - Please be waiting in the lobby at 7.30am – Cardrona Ski Resort (35 minutes)
Cardrona is a fun mountain! There are 3 main bowls, which offer terrain to suit every ability. They are known for perfectly groomed trails, and nothing is better than being first to ride the chalky cordaroy snow. If you are looking for off-piste (non-groomed) there is plenty of those trails too, just ask your guide and they will show you the sweet spots. Your guide is there to make sure your day runs smoothly and everyone see all the best slopes on the mountain – they also have a clever ability to make sure you avoid crowds, especially at lunch time!
Day 3 – Monday
SNOW DAY - Please be waiting in the lobby at 8.00am – Treble Cone Ski Resort (35 minutes)
Your guide will pick you up this morning and drive you safely to Treble Cone, which is a 35 minute drive away. The drive itself to Treble Cone is beautiful and the views once you arrive are just stunning. Treble Cone has slopes to suit everyone, or it might be an idea to take a lesson and brush up on those skills. Make sure you ask your guide to point out some Lord of Rings filming spots too!
Day 4 – Tuesday
SNOW DAY - Please be waiting in the lobby at 8.00am – Cardrona Ski Resort (35 minutes)
Today we head back to Cardrona and it’s perfectly groomed rolling terrain. If the weather permits we will stop in at the Cardrona Hotel for some après ski. The hotel is one of New Zealand’s oldest and most iconic hotels. It offers a great selection of beer and food, and has a great place to sit and debrief about the ski day. They serve the famous Cardrona Ale, which is locally brewed at a micro brewery in town. Whether you choose to try a beer or stick with just a coke, they can both be enjoyed by the outdoor fire, perhaps with some hot chips!
Day 5 – Wednesday
DAY OFF SNOW
It’s a good day to stop and rest those legs. Your guide gets you sorted no matter what you choose to do, scenic jet boats, micro brewy tour, bungy jump or perhap you want experience a heli-ski, whatever it is just consider it taken care off. You are of course welcome to go your own way, which is cool too. There are many sites, activities, shops and cafes to keep you busy all day in Wanaka. A nice restful idea is taking a walk along the crystal clear Lake Wanaka and taking in the magnificent scenery including the snow capped mountain back drop. You may even like to grab a hot drink to accompany you, and don’t forget your camera.
Day 6 – Thursday
SNOW DAY - Please be waiting in the lobby at 7:15am – Ohau Ski Field (2 hours)
Today we head to Ohau Ski Field, you are going to just love this place. Tucked away in the Alps north of Wanaka, this is a classic family run ski area, with a huge amount to offer. There are trails to suit everyone, but for those more adventurous there are endless places traverse and hike too. No matter what your ability, a short hike to the summit it well worth it – you will have to have a pretty good excuse for your guide if you say no. The views are 360* taking in Lake Ohau, the magnificent Southern Apls and on a good day you might even catch a glimpse of the mighty Mt Cook and even Mt Tasman. After a great day, we head down to the Ohau Lodge for some Apres ski and to find out a little history about this amazing place, before heading back to Wanaka.
Day 7 – Friday
SNOW DAY - Please be waiting in the lobby at 8.00am – Cardrona or Treble Cone Ski Resort
Your final day on snow will be at the crowds favourite either Treble Cone or Cardrona, and the guide will of course help by letting you know the current weather situation. At the end of the day celebrate a fantastic snow holiday, with a stop on the way home to enjoy some après ski atone of the local’s secret spots your guide knows. This is a great way to finish the holiday and talk about how fantastic the week, and maybe start planning again for next year!
Day 8 – Saturday
DEPARTURE DAY – Your guide will bid you farewell at Queenstown Airport
NZ Snow Tours hopes you have had a great time in the snow with us, as today you depart from Queenstown and head home. It is never goodbye though, it is always “See you next time!”
2016 Departure Dates
Get on board, meet some like minded people, and simply have a fantastic week.
- 23-Jul 30-Jul
- 6-Aug 13-Aug
- 20-Aug 27-Aug
- 3-Sep 10-Sep
- Or contact us to arrange a different date - we are happy to help.
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