The Remarkables




From Queenstown follow Highway 6 out of town. At Frankton turn right, still on Highway 6. The access road is four kilometres along on the left. The road to the skifield is an unsealed road, 14km to the car parks.
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The Remarkables, Contact


Phone: +64 3 442 4615
Fax: +64 3 4424619
Snowphone: +64 3 442 4615
Mail: PO BOX 359 Queenstown

Late June to Mid October

Commercial Ski Area operated by Ltd.

Lift Info

Total: 7

  • 3 Quad Chairs,
  • 3 surface conveyor lifts,
  • 1 handle tow



  • One Winch cat
  • One park bully and
  • One Free pisten bully groomer

The Remarkables also have a pipe shaper attachement for their pipe.


A combo of SMI fan guns and techno alpine air/water lances give good coverage of the main trails in Alta Basin and Sugar Bowl.

Terrain Park

At The Remarkablesthere are four distinctly differnet terrain parks;

  • The Stash is a kilometer long run that runs from the top of the Sugar Bowl Chair, that provides riders and freestyle skiers with an organic, big mountain terrain park that follows the natural lines of the mountain.  The Stash can also be found in Avoriaz, France and Northstar-at-Tahoe, USA. For more information, visit
  • Dirty Dog Terrain Park is also stiuated at the top of the Sugar Bowl Chair.  It offers a selection of rails, boxes and six jumps with a line for most abilities.
  • Tararua Iced Coffee Beginner Park. Learning to ride freestyle terrain could not be easier in the specially designed terrain Park. Situated off the Alta chair.
  • Parklife Halfpipe is in its fifth year and is shaped using their Magician Pipe cutter.


Restaurants & Cafes

The Remarkables Licensed Café is situated on the upper level of the Base building and is a great fast food style café. Enjoy the food inside or outside on the deck whilst enjoying the view, listening to live music and observing the occasional visit of a curious kea.


KIWI KIDS AGE: 3 months - under 3 years. Kids may have some short time playing in snow. $70 for a full day.

SKIWI KIDS AGE: 3 - 5 years. Min. of 1 hour session on the snow in a dedicated area. Incl lunch $80. Incl lunch and lesson $120.


Rental Equipment operates an extensive rental department from three locations. You have the added flexibility of returning your rental equipment to either Coronet Peak, The Remarkables or our downtown Queenstown Snow Centre, irrespective of where you picked it up.

Mountain Shuttle

Queenstown has the best public transport system this side of Summit County.

There is a Connectabus service that runs throughout the Wakatipu Basin.   Also the transfers which run from the Queenstown Snow Centre on Duke St. Click here for a full schedule and prices.

If you're driving and are a Single Only Driver (SOD) you may be directed to a lower car park. Shuttle buses run from the lower car parks up to the base facility. This is to promote a rideshare system to save carbon emissions and keep the carparks from overflowing. It works like park and ride, look for the Ride Share Pick-Up Zone signs.

Snowco supports;

Chain Hire

Limited sizes available - $40 hire and fit. They will also fit your own chains on your vehicle for $10.

  • Base Altitude

    1622 m

  • Highest Altitude

    1943 m

  • Vertical Drop

    357 m

  • Skiable Area

    220 Ha

  • Annual Snowfall


  • Average Snow Depth

    89 cm

About The Remarkables

Situated high in The Remarkables mountain range and surrounded by craggy peaks, The Remarkables Alpine Park provides a spectacular, true alpine environment. Extending over 700 hectares of reserve land, there's 220 skiable hectares accessed by three quad chairs within three sunny, wide open bowls.

Shadow Basin, has open intermediate and advanced runs, Shadow Bowl and the Alta Chair have plenty of long, wide open beginner and intermediate runs.Shadow Basin and Sugar bowl are lift accessed and traversing from the Shadow Basin chhailift will get you to Lake Alta with its off-piste steeps and shoots.

From the first timer through to those who like to be challenged by narrow chutes, rock drops and off-piste powder, The Remarkables is all about fun, families, freestyle and the love of the big mountain environment.For backcountry lovers, the 1.5km Homeward Bound is considered the best in-bounds backcountry run, and a short walk from the Shadow Basin Chair delivers access into the chutes' amazing big mountain terrain.

For the not-so-serious, slide down groomed tracks on specifically designed inner-tubes in The Ozone Tubing Park - a must for pure fun seekers.

New for 2008, "The Stash" project - a Burton signature terrain park, the first in the Southern Hemisphere, adds a kilometre long feature packed "back-country park experience". This compliments the existing 150m FIS specification Parklife Superpipe, FruJu Beginner Park and UP & GO Terrain Park.The Remarks is a true freestyle haven with jibs for all levels.

The 2008 installation of two new surface conveyor lifts doubles the capacity of the learners' area, located within full view of the café sun deck; a great place for families to watch learning children or friends. Snowmaking capacity has also been increased on main trails.

There's an award-winning ski and snowboard school, café, retail shop and equipment hire, and regular live music on the deck and tunes in the parks add to the relaxed atmosphere.

Just a 45-minute drive from Queenstown, The Remarkables brand new 4x4 coaches and transport system means you can leave the car at home and travel stress free. Kids aged 6 and under receive a free day lift pass.

Photo Gallery

Nice soft snow to learn on July 20th!

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