First Time On
Want to learn how to shred? You’ve come to the right place. The Remarkables has a huge beginner area and programs tailored for all ages and capabilities. This allows you to fly passed your mates with style and confidence in no time.
1-3 Days Packages Includes
Want to keep up with your mates? Learn a new skill and build your confidence in a safe learning environment with full a day of lessons from experienced instructors.
Intro to Snow
4 Days Packages Includes
Ever wanted to learn how to shred but it was slightly out of your budget? This 4-day package is designed for someone who has never tried skiing or snowboarding but wants to give it a go.
#For the Kids
Age: 5-17 Kea Club
Help your kids ski circles around you. An all-inclusive package from 10am – 4pm. Kea Club includes 2x 2.5 hour lessons, ski or snowboard rental and lunch!
We like to make life easy for parents, so if you’d like to drop your kids off earlier, we have a drop-off service add-on to accommodate kids from 8:15am onward. Our friendly staff will take your kids through rentals and get them all set up for the day and see them to their first lesson at 10am.
Age: 4-5 Mini Kea Club
Come Find your Freedom
Getting started is pretty easy at The Remarkables. Our Guest Services team will help you sort your lift passes, rental equipment and lessons on the Mountain. Or pop into one of our Snow Centres in Queenstown where our team will look after you.
How to get here
Take part in a true alpine experience. Hop on the shuttle from the Snow Centre located in central Queenstown or drive up with a couple of mates. Be transported to a winter wonderland full of like-minded people enjoying their day and the beautiful surroundings. To learn more about transport, please visit our transport page.
How to get a lift pass
Ready to get sendy? Lift passes can be purchased in town at the Snow Centre or on mountain at guest services.
Getting rentals and snowboards
Leave the gear at home and get suited up on mountain – Remarkables style! Whether your an expert looking to tackle the gnarly chutes or a it’s your first day on snow, our wide selection of skis and snowboards will have you shredding the slopes in no time without the hassle.
Get a Lesson
If this is your first time on skis or snowboard the best place to start is with a lesson from one of our instructors. Learn the basics and build your confidence. We’ve got a range of packages for all ages and abilities.
Really loved our trip to Remarkables back in September. As first time skiiers with two young kids, we found the staff super helpful and patient. An amazing place and truly wonderful experience. Highly recommend especially for young kidsKacey Cunnington, Aus
We have spent the past 5 days skiing as a family at the Remarkables. We loved it. Just wanted to say a big thank you to Sophia from NZ who was our ski instructor on our first day and then had our daughters again for another lesson. She was fantastic. A big thank you too to Finn from Cairns who fitted our chains on our car half way up the mountain . It was so cold but he was so pleasant and helpful - thanks Finn.Catherine Spain, Sydney AUS
We had so much fun here, the food was great, instructors were good fun, especially Josh who taught my 10yo daughter to snowboard. She had a great time. All around great place. See you next year!Kerrie Rassip Pearce, Cairns AUS
Is there a beginner area?
The Remarkables ski field has a massive learners area with a perfect pitch to progress and become confident. 3 surface conveyor lifts are dedicated to beginners. This provides ample room for large turns and space to test your limits in a safe environment. Alta chair allows beginners to experience a lift in a safe area away from other riders and skiers.
What is a beginner lift pass?
A Beginner Pass gives you access to our beginner lifts at The Remarkables. These lifts include 3 conveyors and Alta chair. With a beginner lift pass you will not be able to access the other chairlifts at The Remarkables. If you’re feeling good and want to give it a go, you can upgrade your lift pass at Guests Services.
How can I hire Ski/Snowboard equipment?
Save yourself the hassle of lugging your gear from town. We have you covered. From clothing to skis, boots, snowboards, helmets and more, we will have you out on the snow, hassle free, in no time! We carry brands such as Head, Burton and Salomon to give you a choice of fit and feel. As you start to progress, you can upgrade from our recreational to performance rentals Hiring your ski or snowboard gear on the mountain means you can take advantage of FREE overnight storage! If your ski's aren't performing well or you think you might have the incorrect sized ski boots, you can take your gear in and get it changed right away, ensuring your comfort and enjoyment. Please be aware that due to health reasons, The Remarkables cannot rent gloves, hats or goggles. However you can purchase these at the Sno Shop.
What do I need to bring?
Preparation is key to have a great day on the slopes, so when you pack for your first trip to the snow, remember to include: · Boots or shoes with a bit of a tread for all family members. · Dress warm! It can be a bit brisk on the mountain so it’s important to layer up. Thermals, (merino is a great base layer), a thicker mid-layer top and ski or hiking socks. · Waterproof pants and a jacket are a must to keep yourself dry and to protect you from the changing conditions (rentals are available on the mountain). · No one wants a goggle burn! Sunscreen and lip balm to protect you and your family from the UV rays so you do not end up with a goggle tan. · Eye protection is important, even on cloudy days – and don’t forget goggles or sunnies for the kids! · We recommend wearing a helmet on the snow, you can hire one from us or purchase at the retail shop. · Waterproof gloves. · If you forget anything, almost everything you need is available right here on the mountain at our rental shop and the Sno Shop. And if you get hungry or thirsty, we’ve got you covered at our restaurant and café.
How do I get there?
Escape the hustle below and head up to The Remarkables! The drive is 45 minutes from central Queenstown (24kms away) and you can catch a shuttle up from the Snow Centre or request a shuttle to stop at your hotel in town. Visit our Transport Page for more details.
When is the Ski Season?
The New Zealand Ski Season runs from June to October.
Can I get food on the mountain?
You bet! We’ve got restaurants, cafes and Ice Bars to keep you fueled up and hydrated for an epic day on the snow.
What time does the mountain open?
The Remarkable is open daily from 9am – 4pm, subject to weather conditions.