The Rees Hotel & Luxury Apartments - Queenstown, Central Otago, 9300, New Zealand

Ski

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Ski
We are really looking forward to this winter at The Rees and we want to help you do the same. We have four fantastic ski-fields in the area and we can help with arranging Ski or Snowboard packages, gear hire (which can be waiting for you on arrival), lessons and heli skiing which will allow you to make the most of your time on the slopes.

Rental Equipment
There are several companies in Queenstown that we can arrange all of your rental requirements and transport options with. Snopro will deliver quality gear to our ski locker ready for your first day on the slopes – all we need is your height, weight, shoe size and ability. Snopro will also come to the hotel and custom fit your ski gear in the comfort of your hotel room or apartment. There is no extra cost for these services via the hotel Concierge and they will be charged to your room account.

Please click the link to rent the equipment snopro.co.nz

Transport
There are ski field coaches going past the hotel at regular intervals and we are able to hire mini vans for you with a driver guide. Hotel cars are also available for transfers – check with our Concierge for the option that most suits your needs.

Lessons
Are you new to the snow or looking for a refresher - we can arrange for the booking to be made with an independent instructor that can look after your group, family or simple one on one lessons.

Ski Locker
We have a secure ski locker on site, where we will store all of your skis and snowboards.

Coronet Peak
Coronet Peak, the South Island’s most popular mountain resort is just 25 minutes from Queenstown. Fans have flocked here to enjoy winter sports for more than 60 years.
Families and enthusiastic newcomers continue to revel in the cosmopolitan atmosphere, fantastic views and diverse rolling terrain providing challenges and hidden delights for all ability levels. Recently expanded, the dedicated beginner slopes with twin conveyer lifts makes learning fun and easy for novices.
Night Skiing and First Tracks mean Coronet Peak offers longer on-snow hours than any other ski area in the country.
Automated snowmaking capacity has been tripled since 2008 ensuring the best possible snow cover over a long season. Don’t miss the European style Heidi’s Hut at Rocky Gully for gourmet pizzas, pasta, fantastic coffee and other Italian style delicacies as well as tasty mulled wine from the bar.
Coronet Peak’s dedicated race facility provides a training ground for world class athletes and hosts many prestigious race and social events including FIS Ski Racing, New Zealand Nationals and the American Express Queenstown Winter Festival.
Coronet Peak has 280 skiable hectares accessed by a six seater express chair, an express quad, a double chair, a t-bar, 2 surface conveyor lifts and a beginners handle tow.
The mountain’s longest run, the M1-Big Easy is 2.4 km long and popular with intermediate and advanced skiers and riders.
An award-winning ski and snowboard school and children six and under ski enjoy free day passes.
Coronet Peak is a short 25-minute (18km) drive along a fully sealed road from Queenstown. The ski area has a targeted opening date of June 10 and the season generally lasts until early October.

The Remarkables
Situated high in The Remarkables Mountain range and surrounded by craggy peaks, The Remarkables Alpine Park provides a spectacular, true alpine environment.
Extending over 700 hectares of reserve land, there’s 220 skiable hectares accessed by four quad chairs within three sunny, wide open bowls.
From the first timer through to those who like to be challenged by narrow chutes, rock drops and off-piste powder, The Remarkables is all about fun, families, freestyle and the love of the big mountain environment.
For backcountry lovers, the 1.5km Homeward Bound is considered the best in-bounds backcountry run, and a short walk from the Shadow Basin chair delivers access into the chutes’ amazing big mountain terrain. For the not-so-serious, slide down groomed tracks on specifically designed inner-tubes in The Ozone Tubing Park – a must for pure fun seekers.
New in 2008, “The Stash” project – a Burton signature terrain park, the first in the Southern Hemisphere, adds a kilometre long feature packed “back-country park experience”. This complements the existing 150m FIS specification Parklife Superpipe, FruJu Beginner Park and UP & GO Terrain Park. The Remarks is a true freestyle haven with jibs for all levels.
Snowmaking capacity has also been increased on main trails. There’s an award winning ski and snowboard school, café, retail shop and equipment hire all in a brand new building (2015) and regular live music on the deck and tunes in the parks add to the relaxed atmosphere.
Just a 45-minute drive from Queenstown, The Remarkables brand new 4×4 coaches and transport system means you can leave the car at home and travel stress free.
Kids aged 6 and under receive a free day lift pass.

Treble Cone
Treble Cone is the home of New Zealand’s most exhilarating snow and winter experience, with the largest skiable terrain, longest groomed trails and the highest vertical rise in the South Island.
On the edge of the majestic Southern Alps, Treble Cone ski area offers outstanding views across Lake Wanaka and Mt Aspiring, an award winning cafe and unparalleled Snow School clinics that will keep you fizzing.

Cardrona
A relaxed and friendly ski and snowboard resort located between Wanaka and Queenstown.
Cardrona is located in the Crown Range only 55 mins (58 km) easy drive, shuttle or bus trip from Queenstown and 35mins (34 km) from Wanaka. Cardrona is the largest ski area easily accessed from Queenstown, with 20-35% more terrain on offer.
With consistently good weather and reliable snow conditions, Cardrona has superb, wide terrain spread across three main valleys, which also include the Southern Hemisphere's most extensive terrain parks.
Cardrona has one of the longest snow seasons in the South Island and offers something for everyone, from those wanting to experience the joy of skiing for the first time, to those that just can't live without their fix of winter excitement! All levels of skiers and boarders will be in paradise. Please contact us on concierge@therees.co.nz for further information.
Cardrona Parks are EPIC! Cardrona has the most extensive Terrain Park facilities in the southern hemisphere with four Terrain Parks, two Halfpipes (including a 22ft Olympic Superpipe), a Big Air and a Gravity-Cross course, it is a freestyler’s haven!

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