Destination Pamper - New Zealand Ski Paradise
The Remarkables - Pampered Holiday

Embark on a mesmerizing journey to The Remarkables in Queenstown, New Zealand, for a three-day luxury snow holiday that combines world-class skiing and snowboarding with unparalleled comfort and breathtaking natural beauty. This itinerary is designed to ensure you experience the best of The Remarkables, from its thrilling slopes and stunning views to gourmet dining and exclusive accommodations.

Day 1: Arrival and First Impressions

Begin your adventure with a private transfer to your luxurious lodging, where breathtaking views of Lake Wakatipu and the rugged mountain landscape await. Matakauri Lodge offers a serene retreat with its sophisticated design and impeccable service, ensuring a warm welcome to the heart of the Southern Alps.

After settling in, head to The Remarkables, where the adventure truly begins. Start with a warm-up on the Alta Green runs, perfect for acclimating to the mountain’s terrain. Intermediate and advanced skiers can explore the Shadow Basin, which offers challenging runs and spectacular views of Queenstown below.

As evening falls, experience the vibrant après-ski scene back in Queenstown. The Eichardt’s Private Hotel Bar is a cozy spot to relax with a glass of Central Otago pinot noir and share tales of the day’s exploits.

Day 2: Adventure Awaits

Dedicate your second day to discovering the extensive terrain of The Remarkables. Thrill-seekers will find their paradise in the Homeward Bound off-piste area, renowned for its natural terrain and powder pockets. Snowboarders and freestyle skiers should not miss the Terrain Parks, featuring jumps, rails, and boxes designed to suit all skill levels.

Midday, retreat to the Remarkables Mountain Restaurant for lunch with a view. Indulge in local specialties such as the lamb burger or seafood chowder, paired with spectacular panoramas of the surrounding peaks.

In the afternoon, enhance your skills with a private lesson from a top-tier instructor, focused on mastering new techniques or tackling challenging terrains. This personalized attention ensures a rewarding experience on the mountain.

After a day of intense activity, unwind with a spa session at your lodge, where treatments are inspired by the serene alpine environment. For dinner, venture into Queenstown to dine at Botswana Butchery, where the focus on fine meats and locally sourced ingredients promises an unforgettable culinary experience.

Day 3: Leisure and Luxury

On your final day, embark on a scenic helicopter tour for an awe-inspiring perspective of The Remarkables and beyond. Witness the majestic beauty of the Southern Alps, Milford Sound, and Fiordland National Park from the sky, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Spend your last moments on the slopes savoring your favorite runs or exploring any areas you’ve yet to discover. The Lake Alta area offers a scenic spot for those looking to enjoy the tranquility of the mountains one last time.

Conclude your luxury holiday with a visit to Amisfield Winery and Bistro. Situated on the shores of Lake Hayes, a short drive from Queenstown, Amisfield specializes in a “Trust the Chef” menu that showcases the best of Central Otago’s cuisine and wine. It’s the perfect setting to reflect on your adventures and celebrate the end of an exquisite journey.