‘SKI, SNOW AND ICE’-QUEENSTOWN
Visitors love to mess around with the snow when especially in Queenstown. One of the favorite winter spots in New Zealand; it is also the most visited and favorite winter playground for people.
Famous for its skiing and snow activities, Queenstown invites people from all over the world to ski at the four ski fields; cardrona alpine resort, coronet peak, the remarkable and treble cone.
During the ski season, Queenstown caters skiers and snowboards all round the season from June to October. Hippo lodge being one of the central hostels in Queenstown makes your ski activities easier for you. The four ski fields are in an easy reach from our hostel. It is an exciting destination for your winter holiday. Whether you are arriving via plane, bus or cars, one cannot escape the majestic views of snow- capped mountains.
From beginners to the expert skiing sportsmen, all are welcomed and guided at our skiing fields. Queenstown has an advantage of having the winter season the longest in the southern hemisphere; therefore people from all over the globe visit it often (in their summer but our winter holidays). Ski passes can be bought from any nearby market area, but for instance if someone couldn’t manage to buy it on time, they could buy after they have reached to their skiing destination. Passes can be bought from a single day to season skiing allowing our visitors to unlimited sport fun.
Helisking is another exciting and blood pumping activity done here. Queenstown has an easy flying distance, offering one of the best heli-skiing and heli-boarding routes. Snowboarding is offered at Queenstown with professional trainees to guide our beginners. The scenery during skiing and other sports is as remarkable as the sport itself. Just if you are not in the mood for any kind of adrenaline rush activity, you can simply accompany a guided tour to the beautiful mountains and lakes around our resort, or opt for a snowmobile tour. Ice-skating, ice-climbing and tubing is other possible substitutes if you aren’t a ski person.
Winter festivals are arranged throughout the reason, from art and crafts to international sport races, everything is done spectacularly. Celebrate your winter with ten day of extravagant Queenstown annual winter festival which mesmerizes thousands of visitors each year.