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As one of New Zealand’s best ski hotel accommodation in Queenstown, we have created a winter guide to help you get the most out of your stay. Simply explore our guide to find out the best things to do, places to see, where to eat in Queenstown and a couple of insider tips.

Wait… Check our concierge best winter tips before you keep reading!


Queenstown is the perfect winter getaway and attracts a range of people from sports enthusiasts to first timers due to its incredible snow facilities and picturesque sites. But…

Where to hit the snow?

If you are looking ski fields in Queenstown don’t miss  The Remarkables , With its relaxing atmosphere and modern new base, The Remarkables is serious fun for everyone. Hit their amazing slopes this winter, 40 minutes from the hotel.

Coronet Peak or Cardrona, are a little bit further, just a 60-minute drive over the spectacular Crown Range. We know how important is to get ready for your ski day ahead and planning and knowing the forecast in advance is the key to a great day in the slopes. The great news is that we have a bus stop just outside the hotel entrance, daily snow reports, live webcams, ski storage and some other winter-related facilities.

Where to stay?

We know how hard is to choose the perfect hotel accommodation for your next ski trip, but don’t worry we’ll get you cover!

At Crowne Plaza Queenstown we’ve been awarded as one of ‘New Zealand’s best ski hotels’ in 2014  and been a finalist in 2015 & 2016, so make sure you make the most out of our ski hotel facilities while you are staying with us and know why we are one of the best Queenstown winter accommodation.

That’s not all…

This is a great time to book your next winter escape as we have our IHG winter sale on across our 6 New Zealand hotels, so you could save up to 20% with FREE breakfast booking before 9 July 2018.

Winter activities

Queenstown has a great variety of activities in winter. Whether you want to spend all your time on the snow, are an adventure junkie, or looking for something relaxing to indulge in, Queenstown has you covered.

Scenic Flights

Enjoy incredible views in a personalised sightseeing excursion.

Golf Club

Play on what is internationally regarded as one of the most beautiful courses in the world.


Experience exclusive access to trails & backcountry riding, by way of helicopter only.


Walk across unbroken snow, experiencing a whole new way of wilderness exploration.

Heli Tours

Explore Queenstown’s High Country environment, glaciers and magnificent waterfalls.

NZONE Skydive

Be brave even if you’re not, no one can tell the difference at 16,000 feet.

Additional Winter Activities

If you are still not sure on what to do in Queenstown this winter, don’t worry! Here are our Concierge team top 10 winter activities

Making sure you have the right ski gear up the mountain is paramount. From boots, snowboards, skis and poles, to the right clothing and ski protection gear, make sure you have everything covered by visiting one of our recommended Queenstown equipment hire specialists: Browns Ski Shop or Snobiz Ski & Snowboard Rental

Ok, now that you have all the insider tips about what to do in Queenstown this winter, all you need to do is just simply book your flights and get ready to enjoy everything that Queenstown has to offer this winter.

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Have fun and stay warm!

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