Frankton, New Zealand
With its relaxed atmosphere, sun-kissed slopes, dedicated learning facilities and awesome snow tubing park, The Remarkables is serious fun for families and big kids at heart. Just 45 minutes from Queenstown, The Remarkables features a fantastic network of progressive terrain parks with wide, gentle slopes for beginners of all ages and big mountain steeps for the experts in the family. Boasting some of NZ's best beginner terrain and black diamond runs that will leave your heart racing and wanting to get back up for more. While you're up there don't forget to check out the purpose-built snow tubing lanes before you round off with a steaming hot chocolate or drinks, and weekend live entertainment on a sunny deck. The Remarkables Ski Area is known for its alpine environment, relaxed atmosphere and sense of fun. Young snowboarders, freeskiers and families flock to the mountain’s varied trails, terrain parks and backcountry areas.
url: http://www.nzski.com/mountain.jsp?site=theremarkables , Phone: +64 3 442 4615
Dates of Season: Mid June – Early October*
Trails and Terrain:
Terrain: 540 acres
6 lifts, 3 mountain bowls
Terrain Difficulty: 30% Beginners, 40% Intermediate, 30% Advanced
Longest Run : 1.5km (Homeward Run)
Summit Elevation: 1943 meters
Base Elevation: 1586 meters
Vertical Drop: 357 meters
HOW TO GET THERE:
Queenstown International Airport (in Frankton) – 40 minutes’ drive to the top of the mountain.
Full range of car rentals at Queenstown Airport including 4WDs with ski/board racks and snow chains provided.
40 minutes’ drive to the top of the mountain. Plenty of free parking at the field.
NZSki runs a shuttle bus all day taking passengers to and from the field – departs every 20 minutes. NZD $15 return plus concession discounts