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The Remarkables Ski Area

Queenstown, New Zealand
64 3 442 4615
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Ranked #21 of 35 attractions in Queenstown
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Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Mountains
Activities: Rock climbing, Skiing
Description: Queenstowns alpine ski area, the Remarkables are welcoming and relaxed for beginners and challenging for the more experienced.
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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Recently had a few days in and around Queenstown to explore the snow resorts. Whilst there was snow at the Remarkables it was anything but remarkable. It was extremely limited and confined to on piste, anything outside of that was rocky and dangerous. The area is in no way extensive and if you are intermediate or better you'll be over... More

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Tasmania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

After 2 days at Coronet Peak and one day at Cardrona, we finished our trip with 2 days sat the a Remarks. First day was terrible visibility wise, snow (which was desperately needed) and wind, we ended up on a blue run by accident as we couldn't even see the trail signs, not fun for beginners like us! The brand... More

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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15 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Just spent a great day at the Remarkables Ski Area, Queenstown. That new 6 seater really opens up the field, adding great new trails and, in good snow conditions, awesome new open slope potential. This high level field offers dry natural snow, fast and easy for all levels of skiers and boarders. The new car parks are bigger and the... More

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Sydney
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29 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I have skied in various locations and I know it's an expensive sport but I found the cost of everything a little too expensive for what you get. We bought starter and novice packs and they are very restrictive in the lifts you can use. If you want to use other lifts you then have to buy another pass. The... More

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We visited the Remarkables after spending the previous day at Coronet Peak. To my mind, the Remarkables has much better snow and the skiing was more pleasant. My son also had a good day in ski school. However, the lifts are quite slow and uncomfortable (compared to Coronet Peak), although the new lift is better and the cafe area is... More

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

They have installed a new chairlift which has dramatically improved the place. But the other chair lifts are painfully slow and uncomfortable. terrain is ok.... Runs are short...its more of a snowboarders and beginners area. Infact for low level its better then Coronet. For intermediate to low level advance coronet is better. They tarred the bottom 4km of the road... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

With good snow this is a nice small family park. Black runs were not open when I visited. One place to eat lunch, queues to purchase lift tickets in school holidays was a long wait. Buy tickets in Queenstown the night before.

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Akaroa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The drive up and down is a bit hairy. It would be great if it was paved like coronet peak. Also the guest service area needs to be much larger to accommodate the crowds. The new 6 person chair is fantastic! This is a great field for moderate level skiers who enjoy a good blue square. Might not be exciting... More

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

The Remarkables lived out their name today, with perfect conditions definitely is worth the drive. A couple of the runs were shut due to not enough snow, this was a little annoying but the lifts ran smoothly and attendants made everything flow fast and smoothly. Very happy with these ski fields, the favourite. The views were stunning. Thank you.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

My son attended Kea club which was fantastic . He had learnt to snowboard at an indoor place and his instructor was great at helping him make the transition to the mountain. I was very impressed at the attention given to safety also. The cafe was crowded at lunchtime but that is to be expected as it was the school... More

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