The beginning of winter generates an energetic atmosphere that unfolds across the region. Fresh mornings, first tracks and blue skies mark the winter season in Queenstown.
With Coronet Peak just 25 minutes from town and several other ski areas a short drive away, the Queenstown region offers snow sports to suit all levels. Gentle slopes and extensive programmes insure beginner confidence, while back country heli-skiing cater to the more adventurous.
For non skiers still looking to enjoy the snow there is ice-climbing, tubing, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing. And for those unwilling to bear the cold, wintertime is a great opportunity to explore Queenstown’s luxury spas, shops, and vibrant nightlife.
The peak of ski season is celebrated in grand style at the Queenstown Winterfestival. The ten day celebration incorporates a wide range of activities for the entire family including snow events, a film festival and evening entertainment.
Along with Winterfestival, violin aficionados can take pleasure in celebrating the worlds most young and talented violinists at the Michael Hill International Violin Competition, held yearly at the beginning of winter.
If you are thinking of visiting or relocating to the Queenstown area please contact us for further recommendations and assistance.