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10 Day Queenstown-Wanaka Ski Tour Itinerary

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Experience 10 days of winter luxury on this adventurous vacation itinerary.
Luxury lodge accommodation & exclusive dining options wait at the end of the day.
*Includes a complimentary New Zealand gift basket on arrival worth $150

Plan unforgettable luxury ski holidays to New Zealand with our 10 Day Queenstown-Wanaka Ski Tour Itinerary.

New Zealand Luxury Escapes is committed to providing the very best in luxury travel. Stay at New Zealand’s top 5-star hotels and luxury lodges, ski the best resorts in the Queenstown Lakes region, and experience an epic heli-ski adventure.

Our recommended 10-day itinerary for luxury ski holidays to New Zealand is as follows:

  • Day 1 – Arrive in Queenstown
  • Day 2 – Queenstown & Ski The Remarkables or Coronet Peak
  • Day 3 – Queenstown & Ski The Remarkables or Coronet Peak
  • Day 4 – Queenstown
  • Day 5 – Queenstown & Ski The Remarkables or Coronet Peak
  • Day 6 – Helicopter Transfer to Minaret Station
  • Day 7 – Minaret Station & Heli Ski
  • Day 8 – Minaret Station & Heli Ski
  • Day 9 – Wanaka & Ski Cardrona Alpine Resort or Treble Cone
  • Day 10 – Wanaka & Ski Cardrona Alpine Resort or Treble Cone
  • Day 11 – Depart Queenstown

Read on for full details of our recommended ski holidays New Zealand.

10 Day Luxury Queenstown & Wanaka Ski Holidays New Zealand

Day 1 Arrive in Queenstown

Your exclusive New Zealand experience begins in Queenstown, the ultimate luxury ski destination on New Zealand’s South Island. From world-class luxury lodges to epic ski adventures and superb cuisine, Queenstown is a delight to experience.

Eichardt’s Private Hotel is a Queenstown icon providing fine accommodation in seven luxurious Lake View Suites, four comfortably appointed Lakefront Apartments, The Residence and The Penthouse, all situated on premium lakefront positions in the heart of Queenstown.

Stay 5 nights in Queenstown.

Accommodation: Eichardt’s Private Hotel Queenstown

Eichardts Queenstown 5 star hotels New Zealand luxury accommodation

Day 2 + 3 Ski The Remarkables or Coronet Peak

Queenstown Superpass 2 Day Lift Pass: The Queenstown Superpass is the most flexible lift pass in the Southern Lakes, giving you access to ski and ride Queenstown’s closest mountains – Coronet Peak and The Remarkables.

The Remarkables Ski Field: Located just 45 minutes from downtown Queenstown, The Remarkable’s features a fantastic network of trails with wide, gentle slopes for beginners of all ages and big mountain runs for experts. With 30% beginners, 40% intermediate and 30% advanced, The Remarkables offers challenges for all levels and for those wanting to progress quickly.

Coronet Peak Ski Field: Want to challenge yourself on exciting terrain in some of the best conditions in the Southern Hemisphere? Then Coronet Peak should be at the top of your list, just 20 minutes from Queenstown, with 25% beginners, 45% intermediate and 30% advanced terrain. This theme park created by mother nature offers gripping trails for skiers and riders. Coronet is also home to night skiing; for a different take on these roller coaster trails, try it under lights!

Après Ski in Queenstown is hard to beat, choose from a range of exclusive bars and restaurants.

Ski Queenstown New Zealand

Day 4 Queenstown or Milford Sound

Today is spent at your leisure, either relaxing and perhaps indulging in one of the spa treatments on offer, or adding another activity from the wide array available in Queenstown. Options range from private cruises on Lake Wakatipu to more adrenaline-fuelled activities such as sky diving or hot air ballooning.

A top choice is a day trip to Milford Sound by a fixed-wing plane. Upon reaching Milford Sound, you will enjoy a 2.5 hour Milford Sound Nature Cruise.

With specialist nature guides on board, Real Journeys Nature Cruises offer a close-up experience of Milford Sound’s rainforest, soaring rock walls, towering snow-capped mountains, cascading waterfalls, hanging valleys and wildlife… words just don’t do it justice, you have to see it for yourself! Throughout the cruise, the guides share stories of the fiord’s history and are happy to answer your questions.

After your cruise, relax on the flight while your pilot delivers you back to Queenstown.

Milford-Sound-Fiordland

Day 5 Ski Queenstown

You may like to ski a third day at Coronet or The Remarkables, indulge in any Queenstown activity or night ski Coronet Peak at dusk.

Queenstown heli ski New Zealand

Day 6, 7, 8 Wanaka Ultimate Private Charter Skiing

Our unlimited private charter skiing package is professionally guided and has you accommodated at Minaret Station Alpine Lodge in the utmost of luxury, deep in the heart of the Southern Alps.

Private charters are the ultimate in personalised heli-skiing or heli-boarding and ideal for 1-4 people. It’s your time, your pace and your decision on how much you would like to ski or ride each day.

Your friendly guide will personally meet you in Queenstown and transfer you by helicopter to Minaret Station Alpine Lodge, your home for the duration of your heli-ski stay.

Each day you’ll enjoy a full day of unlimited vertical private charter heli-skiing with a gourmet picnic lunch in some of the most spectacular backcountry locations that you can imagine. At the end of the day you will be flown back to your luxurious alpine chalet set at the head of a picturesque glacial valley. Relax in your private hot tub before enjoying sumptuous cuisine prepared by the Mountain Kitchen using fresh local produce.

Heli Ski Queenstown Wanaka New Zealand ski holidays

Ultimate Private Charter Inclusions:

  • Private charter heli-skiing 15-20 runs included per day to be used at your discretion
  • Private use of 1 x helicopter and pilot with 1-2 certified guides
  • Luxury alpine lodge chalet accommodation at Minaret Station Alpine Lodge
  • Gourmet meals and wine at the Mountain Kitchen
  • Premium ski or snowboard rental
  • A dedicated guide/host
  • Helicopter transfers from Queenstown
  • Private hot tub
  • Complimentary mini bar

Stay 3 nights at Minaret Station Alpine Lodge.

Day 9 + 10 Wanaka: Ski Cardrona or Treble Cone

A ski trip to the Southern Lakes would not be complete without staying in Wanaka, an alpine ski town that offers relaxation and alpine luxury. The choice is yours, ski or recover from your epic heli ski adventure!

Cardrona Alpine Resort: Located between Wanaka and Queenstown, Cardrona is set over 345 hectares with 20% beginner, 55% intermediate and 25% advanced trails. Cardrona offers parks and pipes of different levels for those that enjoy jumps and freestyle snow fun. If you’re bringing the family, Cardrona has the best facilities for kids with a nursery for 3 months to 3yrs, ski kindy for 3-4 yrs and kids ski school for 5yr+.

Treble Cone Ski Field: Treble Cone is the largest ski area in the South Island and boasts an outstanding view over Lake Wanaka. With its long, sweeping runs and plenty of variety, this is the perfect resort for families and friends who are wanting to push themselves a bit more on the snow with 10% beginner, 45% intermediate and 45% advanced trails.

Ski Treble Cone Wanaka New Zealand ski holidays

Escape the bustle of town at Mahu Whenua, a ridgeline homestead and eco sanctuary. This luxurious high country homestead offers total privacy, unforgettable experiences, and exquisite food and wine in a setting which spans over 55,000 hectares of majestic natural beauty. Your accommodation includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, morning and afternoon tea, pre-dinner canapés, refreshments, picnics, and premium wine and other beverages.

Stay 2 nights in Wanaka.

Accommodation: Mahu Whenua

Day 11 Depart Queenstown

As your unforgettable holiday draws to a close, soak in the views one last time before departing Queenstown at your leisure.

Planning Luxury Ski Holidays in New Zealand

Our team at New Zealand Luxury Escapes is based in Wanaka, so we have local expertise on the New Zealand ski scene. Our luxury New Zealand snow packages are designed to give an exhilarating taste of the country’s best ski resorts.

If this is your first time skiing in New Zealand, read our planning guide and Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about the experience.

And if you’re looking for a different length or style of ski itinerary, you can browse the range we offer through our New Zealand Ski Packages brand. We can tailor these to suit your preferences with accommodation upgrades and luxury vehicle rentals.

Contact New Zealand Luxury Escapes today to begin planning your luxury ski holiday.

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