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The Remarkables Ski Area

Address: Queenstown, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 3 442 4615
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Grand Circle Helicopter Flight from Queenstown
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Ranked #20 of 98 things to do in Queenstown
Type: Ski & snowboard areas, Mountains, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Rock climbing, Skiing
Owner description: Queenstowns alpine ski area, the Remarkables are welcoming and...
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Type: Ski & snowboard areas, Mountains, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Rock climbing, Skiing
Owner description: Queenstowns alpine ski area, the Remarkables are welcoming and relaxed for beginners and challenging for the more experienced.
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is a great ski area, much preferred over Coronet Peak. Excellent for beginners and experts alike, brand new ski lift recently built. So close to Queenstown with a scenic drive up the mountains, definitely need a 4WD to get up there in winter time, or the bus...either way get up there early to avoid the rush, also check the... More 

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Queenstown
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I absolutely love this ski area, I first learnt to ski here many years ago when visiting and now that I live here it is where I live on my days off, although it wasn't the best season snow wise, I still thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it with my favourite runs coming from the top of curvey !! Only... More 

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NZSki, General Manager at The Remarkables Ski Area, responded to this review

Great to hear how much you love The Remarkables and all the improvements. The new building is on track to be ready for our planned opening date of June 20th - don't miss it. Thanks, NZSki More 

Port Macquarie, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Such an amazing ski field for the kids all the way through to the most experienced skier. We made the crucil error though of driving oursleves up the mountain in our crappy hire car... I have never been so scared in my life. It is a slippery as hell and the edge is just a shear drop off of what... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The ski slopes were great. A snow storm blew in that day so visibility was not good for some of the runs. It is a bit further from town than Coronet Peak so requires more time in your planning.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We visited it in the summer (in December) to enjoy views of the surrounding area from the top. And we weren't disappointed, because views was stunning. We even found few piles of snow not far from the carpark. It was fun. However, we didn't have enough time to complete the track to Lake Alta so that I can't say anything... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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146 reviews 146 reviews
33 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We were there in summer, but it did not make a difference. There are several lookouts set up on the road up the mountain. The views down into Queenstown are phenomenal and should not be missed.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

ok, for a traveller from europe and USA, and japan... it's a really small ski station... there is 4 lifts in total, but every local will enjoy skiing there cause we know by hurt every slopes and we can enjoy doing the snow park again and again and again! a tourist will be bored after a day there, but when... More 

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

If you like panoramic views and don't mind a bit of driving on dirt roads, this is one drive you shouldn't miss. We didn't drive all the way to the ski area, choosing to stop at the first trig point (geodetic marker) we arrived at, less than half way up the range. This point sits right on the Queenstown end... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Gorgeous but not really a family friendly mountain. Too busy with serious skiers and snow boarders. We weren't even allowed to go on the Ski Lifts for a look around up the mountain. I would definitely recommend Coronet Peak for a more family fun snow day.

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Incline Village, Nevada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The mountain range around here truly is remarkable and there is a lot of terrain to explore. I do agree that it was kind of confusing where to go. At the time I went, there wasn't a whole lot of snow on the slopes, but I found a steep bowl off to the right that was really fun to drop... More 

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