The Remarkables

The versatile terrain and north facing slopes makes The Remarkables ideal for families and beginners providing fun for all ages. A true alpine environment.

The Remarkables (aka The Remarks) is known for its diversity, good history of snowfall and three sunny natural basins. Renovations in 2014 brought in a brand new six-seat high-speed detachable chairlift, increased snow making capacity, expansion of the learners area, new trail development and the re-alignment and expansion of the car parking area. With its high altitude and north facing sunny slopes, The Remarkables has some of the best alpine views in the world.

New Lift – The Curvey Lift has the ability to take up to 2,400 people an hour up the mountain to access the new terrain and new trail.

Season Dates

Starts 26 June 2021 – Ends 17 October 2021

First Tracks Lift Operating Hours: 8:00 am to 9:00 am (6 July to 13 Sept). Night Skiing Lift Operating Hours: 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm (Wed & Fri nights from 1 July – 28 Aug). New Sugar Bowl Chairlift on track for early July opening.

Why we love The Remarkables

24kms drive from Queenstown to car park.

Regarded as the best place to learn to ski for adults & children but also has the most extreme terrain in NZ.

A range of great kids ski programs available from 4 years of age

3 surface conveyer lifts ideal for beginners.

3 dedicated snowboard terrain parks, including a Burton Stash park.

New state of the art base building facility

Huge big mountain off piste terrain with superb natural chutes and big open bowls

Sheltered sunny location, spectacular views, cafe & snow shop.

Magic Carpet lift ideal for beginners.

Multiple shuttle services to/from Queenstown daily.

Bonus: Kids 5 years & under receive a FREE Lift Pass.

Terrain & Stats

Terrain Level
Beginner 30%
Intermediate 40%
Advanced 30%
Other Stats & Info
Skiable Area 385 ha
Elevation 1,943 m
Vertical 468 m
Longest Run 1.5 km
Average Snowfall 3.67 m p/a
Terrain Parks 3 Parks including the Burton Stash
Snowmaking 29 ha
Number of Lifts 8
Lift Operating Hours - First Tracks 8:00 am to 9:00 am (6 July to 13 Sept)
Lift Operating Hours - Night Skiing 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm (Wed & Fri ->1 July – 28 Aug)

Drive Times

FromToDrive Time
QueenstownThe Remarkables40 min
ArrowtownThe Remarkables45 min
WanakaThe Remarkables1 hr 15 min
QueenstownWanaka1 hr 50 min
QueenstownChristchurch7 hr 00 min

Trail Map