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“good ski conditions and plenty of snow” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Remarkables Ski Area

The Remarkables Ski Area
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Remarkables Mountain Range Helicopter Flight from 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.
Melbourne, Australia
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“good ski conditions and plenty of snow”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2013

A nice day out, good facilities and friendly staff, and plenty of snow even though it was the end of September.

Visited September 2013
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“Absolutely unbelievable”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2013

We didn't do any skiing or snowboarding but nonetheless just drove there and loved the experience. The views could be seen for many kilometres and were absolutely amazing . A beautiful area and even a non-skier can understand the thrill of being here.

Visited December 2013
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“Small resort but worth a visit! - Perfect for park riders & families”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2013

The snowboard lessons are very high quality - I've done lessons at several international resorts & both me & my partner (seperate classes, I did intermediate & he did advances) were very happy.

Remarkables has a great beginner area, so if you have never been, or have young children, this is the place to go! There is also tubing, so if you have had enough / are tired etc and your companions are not ready to go, you can try something different & not get bored.

If you like the park, dont miss the 'stash' by Burton... only open when there is lots of snow cover. Dont go in unless you are a confident skiier or boarder... Its very tricky to get down if your not good with steep narrow edges

Visited July 2013
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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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