Find Your Freedom

Experience big mountain terrain at The Remarkables with sun-soaked chutes and untouched snow.

Welcome To The Remarkables

Test out your skills in one of seven parks or take your first turns in our massive learner’s area. The Remarkables offers terrain and facilities that suit first-timers to seasoned skiers and snowboarders! Just 45 minutes from Queenstown, come and find your freedom at The Remarkables.

Queenstown's Big Mountain

Big Mountain Skiing in Queenstown

468M Vertical Drop
385 Hectares
4X Chairlifts
4X Conveyor Lifts
2X Bars
Rentals Department
Ski & Snowboard Lessons
Toboggans & Yooners

Park Skiing at The Remarkables

15 June – 13 October 2024

Daily operations 9am – 4pm
Afternoon Pass 12:30pm - 4pm


The Remarkables

Find Your Freedom

Up here freedom comes in different forms, and it's different for everyone. It can be the freedom to push yourself outside your comfort zones or to stay within them. It can be the freedom to escape life or pursue it at the same time. Come and find your freedom.

Lift Passes

Ski more and save more with our multi-day lift pass discounts. Explore The Remarkables in Queenstown. Lap the park, hike the chutes or cruise the wide open runs, what ever it is, you'll find your freedom here.


Just starting out or looking to learn a few new tricks? Our experienced instructors will help you progress, gain confidence and have an amazing day on snow! We offer group and private lessons that will show you the ins and outs of The Remarkables Ski Field and the runs that best suit you.


Kit yourself out with snowboards, skis, boots, poles, clothing and helmet rental. All available on the mountain. Upgrade to performance rentals and shred like a pro!

Bring the Kids

We're all about family here at The Remarkables! From 4 years and up we can help your kids have a great day on the snow and improve their skills along the way. Open to all abilities, from first timers to experience skiers and boarders.

Burton Stash

It was 2003 and snowboard parks were growing in popularity all over the world, inspiring a whole new way of riding. Burton founder, Jake Burton Carpenter, took notice and his vision for a dream resort run with a blend of freestyle and all mountain riding took shape. After many brainstorm sessions the concept of The Stash was born. The Stash runs are a perfect mix of freestyle and freeride, making a park run through the trees with features, jumps, and transitions. And you'll find the only one in the southern hemisphere right here at The Remarkables!

Remarks Parks

Freeride at Remarks

Ready for some epic off-piste runs filled with pow, chutes and natural rock drops? Challenge your abilities at The Remarkables, which has been hosting the New Zealand Freeride Tour for a reason. The incredible natural terrain makes it a premium freeride destination. Check it out for yourself!

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Sightseeing & Snow!

The Remarkables is open to everyone, you don't need skis or a snowboard to have a good time up here. Hire a sled or Yooner for fun on the snow or get yourself to the top of Shadow Basin with a sightseeing pass for amazing views over Queenstown!

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Queenstown Ski Bus

The Remarkables Ski Bus - Queenstown

Getting to The Remarkables is easy. We're just 45 mins from Central Queenstown. Catch the Ski Bus from central town on Duke St for an easy ride up and down the mountain in winter. We have a fleet of modern 4WD buses to carry you and your equipment in comfort.

Car parking & Shuttles

The Remarkables is a scenic 24km drive away from downtown Queenstown. Are you up for the drive? The mountain offers several car parking areas to choose from, including a top car park that is within walking distance of the base facilities. If you are parked a bit farther away, you can hop on the shuttle bus service. This shuttle runs continuously throughout the day between the designated pickup areas and the drop-off area at the base building.

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Snow Shop

Forget your gloves? Need a new helmet? Or just ready to change up your style with a new jacket? Our retail shop at The Remarkables stocks the latest in ski gear to ensure you can ski or ride in comfort and style. We also sell medical supplies, sweets and chocolates and accept MyPass money.

Storage Lockers

Worried about your gear on mountain? At The Remarkables, we offer secure day storage with automated pay lockers. This is available downstairs in the base building and you can pay by credit card or EFTPOS.

Hiring equipment from us on the mountain and coming back the next day? Save time in the morning with our overnight storage. Simply return your ski gear back to the Rental Department and we'll take care of the rest.

Touring & Back Country

The Remarkables ski area is packed full of adventure and features to explore. However, if you're looking to go back country, then you've come to the right place too. We like to play it safe here, so please see our Touring and Backcountry information before heading off-piste.

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Adaptive Program

Our Adaptive Program achieves freedom for people with disabilities by providing specialised equipment, volunteer training, and support. We make it possible for everyone in our community regardless of their ability to participate fully in Queenstown’s winter experience. For all your adaptive experiences please contact us at


See What's Going Down

The Remarkables News

Get The Lowdown

Ski Stats & MyPass Card

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Mountain Safety & Snow Code

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Instructor Programs


Come and join us in beautiful New Zealand for an unforgettable ski or snowboard instructor training course in Queenstown or at Canterbury’s Mt Hutt Ski Field.


All instructing and guiding at the Remarkables is restricted to the instructors of the Remarkables Snow Sports School.

All NZSki mountains including the Remarkables hold an exclusive commercial operation concession from the Department of Conservation. Further action may be taken with anyone who is found to be instructing/guiding without written permission.

Third party instructing and guiding enquiries may be made to the Remarkables Snow Sports School management.



When is the ski season?

The New Zealand ski season runs from June to October.

What time does the mountain open?

Opening hours are 9am – 4pm, subject to weather conditions.

Beginner Terrain

A Beginner Pass gives you access to our beginner lifts at The Remarkables. These lifts include 3 conveyors. 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?

You can hire ski or snowboard gear, clothing and helmets when you are on the mountain. We strongly recommend you wear a helmet when skiing or snowboarding.

Due to health reasons, we don't rent gloves or goggles but you can purchase these at our retail shop on the mountain.

When you purchase online or from one of our Guest Service teams, you can add on rental equipment. 

Then once you are on the mountain, take your MyPass card loaded with your Rentals and Lift Pass products to our rental department. 

Here, our friendly team will guide you through getting you fitted and equipped to head out on the snow. 

Hiring ski or snowboard equipment on the mountain means you don't have to lug your gear from town. You simply pick it up in the morning when you arrive, and drop it back before going home.

If you are skiing/boarding for more than one day you can take advantage of our FREE overnight storage too! 

We have equipment for ages 4 and up. If you have a younger child you would like to get on skies, please contact us directly and we will see what we can do.

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. We also tune our gear regularly so it's in top shape when you hit the slopes. 

If your skis 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.

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 Snow 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 (24km) and you can catch a bus up from the Snow Centre on Duke St in Central Queenstown.