Wow. Wow. Wow. After a mega snow storm the previous day, and perfect weather the day of our flight, we could not have picked a better day to do this.
We chose a 35 minute flight with an alpine snow landing and it was just awesome. Truly exhilarating . The flight was incredible and then we were on top of the world, shin deep in snow and felt like the only people on the planet. And our pilot, Buck Rogers, (yes that's his name) gave us an excellent commentary of what we were flying over.
If you only do one thing in Queenstown, do this.