Skican Quality Ski Holidays

Queenstown and Wanaka, New Zealand - 100% Middle Earth this Summer

From August 4 to 12. Explore New Zealand's Queenstown and Wanaka ski resorts in the company of new ski friends. Secure your spot now on this unique group trip.

Trip Hosts: Karen Nasmith, President and experienced host
About this Trip:

This trip runs from August 4 to 12, 2019 and includes two destinations, Queenstown and Wanaka.

*All skier and boarder levels welcome. Non-skiers welcome!

Here is an overview of the areas you will visit:

Queenstown tops the list of New Zealand ski destinations to visit. Coronet Peak is New Zealand’s original home of skiing with stunning views and roller coaster terrain. Coronet Peak opened in 1947 as New Zealand’s first commercial ski field and has paved the way ever since with the establishment of night skiing and NZ’s longest ski day with First Tracks. The Big Mountain experience waits for you at The Remarkables. Drop into sun-soaked bowls and world-renowned chutes while you take in the spectacular views across the Queenstown valley and beyond. For the pros, take it to the next level at any of the five terrain parks including The Burton Stash (one of only six in the world) or hike the chutes where the worlds best compete at The North Face Frontier, a 4* World Cup Qualifier Event.

Visitors from around the world are drawn to Wanaka for its outstanding beauty, friendly locals and proximity to world-class mountains. This vibrant small town has it all – stylish boutiques, thriving food & drink scene and is home to two ski areas, Treble Cone and Cardrona. Treble Cone holds some impressive titles; it is the largest ski area in the South Island and boasts the longest vertical rise. Cardrona is known for its consistent snow conditions thanks to its higher altitude and easterly-facing basins. With wide-open slopes & plenty of space for everyone. It also features the most extensive terrain park facilities in the Southern Hemisphere, with 4 different parks that cater for all levels of skier or rider including 2 halfpipes, a big air, world cup slopestyle course & a gravity cross course!

Trip Itinerary:

Sunday, August 4 - arrive Queenstown Airport, transfer to the Copthorne Lake Front Hotel. Skyline gondola ride and dinner
Monday, August 5  to  Wednesday, August 7th - Ski at Coronet Peak or the Remarkables
Thursday, August 8 - Free day in Queenstown, transfer to Wanaka at end of day. Stay at the Oakridge Resort
Friday, August 9 - Ski Cardrona
Saturday, August 10  -Ski Treble Cone
Sunday, August 11 -  Free day. Option to add ski day at either Cardrona or Treble Cone, transfer to Queenstown at end of the day. Overnight at the Copthorne Lake Front Hotel.
Monday, August 12 - Transfer to Queenstown airport


Pricing Information: Land package starting from CAD $2,930 ($2273 USD)
Price Includes:

$2930 CAD (2273 USD) per person, based on double occupancy*
$3865 CAD (2998 USD) per person, based on single occupancy*

Save up to $300 off the package price if you are an IKON pass holder for 2019-20

*Land package only. Air available at the time of booking.

This trip includes:

  • 5 days skiing
    • Three-day Superpass (Coronet Peak and the Remarkables)
    • One day Cardrona
    • One day Treble Cone
  • 5 nights at the Copthorne Lake Front Hotel, superior lakeview room with king bed or double bed
  • 3 nights Oakridge Resort, standard hotel room with king or single beds
  • Airport and resort transfers
  • Gondola ride and dinner in Queenstown
  • Return transportation Queenstown to Wanaka
  • Skican host
  • Free day in Queenstown (option to add a day of skiing or go site seeing)
  • Free day in Wanaka (option to add a day of skiing or go site seeing)

**Price does not include meals (with the exception of the 1st night in Queenstown), taxis, ski rentals, gratuities

It is possible to extend your stay. Talk to us about flight options!


Hotel Information:

Copthorne – Superior Lakeview Room

Copthorne Hotel and Resort Lakefront is a year round resort on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, within walking distance of Queenstown’s central shopping and entertainment area. The hotel offers panoramic views of Lake Wakatipu and surrounding mountain peaks, and is a Qualmark 4 Star and Enviro Gold rated hotel. Within a tranquil, garden setting, the Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown Lakefront offers 240 guestrooms, including six Suites and over 60 rooms that have views of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables mountain range. Some rooms have balconies or courtyards. The Impressions Cocktail Bar and Impressions Restaurant are on the sixth floor, with expansive views over the lake and mountain range. There are two spa pools within the hotel. The resort is a short stroll from the town centre, and minutes from Queenstown's key tourist attractions and adventure activities. Coronet Peak ski area is only 20 minutes away from this memorable Queenstown resort, and the Remarkables ski area is 25 km (14.25 miles) drive away. Copthorne Hotel and Resort Lakefront blends superior facilities and comfort with friendly, personal service. After a hectic adventure-filled day in Queenstown, there is no better place to unwind than the Copthorne Hotel & Resort Queenstown Lakefront. Free internet of 2GB per day per room.



Oakridge Resort – Standard Rooms

Oakridge Resort Lake Wanaka is set in a stunning mountain landscape offering majestic views overlooking the Southern Alps. The resort features heated rock pools, seven hot tubs, gymnasium, sauna, the Sanctuary Day Spa and Restaurant to provide guests with a unique and relaxing experience.


Booking Instructions: Get A Quote

Email Karen Nasmith or call her at 519.780.6609