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“Great spot for beginners”

The Remarkables Ski Area
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$169.06*
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Remarkables Mountain Range Helicopter Flight from Queenstown
Ranked #16 of 119 things to do in Queenstown
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Owner description: Queenstowns alpine ski area, the Remarkables are welcoming and relaxed for beginners and challenging for the more experienced.
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“Great spot for beginners”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2013

We had a great time at the Remarkables! We went for one snowboard lesson as it was both my husband and my first time. We had some days of not such good snow but the service, views and conditions were good! We were told it is more for beginners and so if you're experienced you would probably only spend a day or two there!

Visited August 2013
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“Best Resort for Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Skiiers”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2013

The Remarkables Ski Area is the best place to ski in Queenstown. The snow is in perfect, powdery condition and there are many available rental items. The mountain itself is exceptional and very good for beginners especially!

The carpet area spans over a large area and you can work your way up in size of slopes. There are also three available carpets in that spacious beginner area. When you have become ready to hit the bigger slopes the Alta chair is the right one to go to. It has a great variety of wide slopes to have your first big run and a really cool hot dog parlour where you jump off at the Alta Chair.

After Alta, the Sugar Bowl is the next step and I think the best set of runs on the mountain. Yes the lift ride is a bit long but that means a longer run for you on your board or skis. Once you get off you can choose to go down the ramps and rails path or just a normal run. After you reach the end of that you can go down the front steep mountain underneath the lifts or to the left where there are a few more ramps and a fantastically wide turning run.

The Remarkables is the best ski resort to go to in Queenstown. The main lodge where food is offered is very good but there is a serious lack in chairs for eating. For such a big resort there should be a far larger lodge to sit and eat as people end up eating outside in the freezing snow or on the stairs. This resort has better snow than any other in Queenstown!

Visited July 2013
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“Amazing even when closed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2013

A local told us this was the best 'free' activity in Queenstown and he was so right! The views driving up are spectacular and even though the road was closed near the top due to heavy snow the children still had a 'play'. Worth the drive.

Visited October 2013
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“Love Love Love!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2013

This is where I spent two days discovering how graceful and clumsy I can be with heaps of fun! It's amazing and the view is... ahem, truly remarkable! A must visit when you head to QT otherwise it's your loss!

Visited August 2013
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“Learned to ski - finally”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2013

We went skiing for the first time and the Remarkables were just that - remarkable. The scenary is amazing and the ski instructors were just great. The kids were skiing in no time and before the end of the first day we had all mastered the friendly slopes. (Wasn't game enough to try the black marked slopes!!) We really enjoed our day there and wished that we had more time to go back again.

Visited August 2013
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