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Reviews for The Remarkables

Read skier and snowboarder-submitted reviews on The Remarkables that rank the ski resort and mountain town on a scale of one to five stars for attributes such as terrain, nightlife and family friendliness. See how The Remarkables stacks up in the reviews, on and off the slopes, from skiing and family activities to the après scene. Read up on pros, cons and other comments in reviews left by fellow skiers and riders. Don't forget to submit your own The Remarkables review! Scroll to the bottom of this page to let other travelers know about your skiing and resort experience. For more destination information, click Add to Compare to see a side-by-side comparison of The Remarkables vs. other ski resorts (up to 10 total).

by: downunder - 9th June 2007

  • 4
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  • 4All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 4Family Friendly
  • 5Aprés Ski
  • 5Terrain Park
  • Overall Value

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The Remarkables ski area is a forty five minute drive from Queenstown in New Zealand's South Island. Be warned, the access road is white knuckle driving. It's worth it when you get to the top as The Remarkables feels like a European Alpine experience high in the clouds with mountain peaks all around. The bowls of the Remarkables are sunny and open with some south facing chutes that remain sun protected. The resort isn't enormous, there's 220 hectares of skiable terrain but if you're prepared to hike you'll get some fresh tracks and challenging skiing in the Finger Chutes or even on Homeward Bound with views of Lake Wakatipu. This year Snow Park Technologies USA have designed the terrain parks and rails at the Remarkables which are some of the best in the country. It's a youthful resort with live music on the sundeck at lunch and a good atmosphere. The beginners area sits in front of the day lodge with an easy transition to the green runs above. Runs aren't long but they are open and wide. Skiers and boarders stay in nearby Queenstown for some serious apres ski. This town goes off every winter.

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  • Brad Dogger (15th July 2018)

    The remarkables and coronet peak are the same company. We paid over 300 for boarding and hire. We were advised to purchased...

  • mancity (21st July 2009)

    We found Remarkables to be a good spot for all levels of Skiers / Snowboarders. The lifts weren't as busy as at...

  • Chris Miller (19th July 2009)

    We decided to have a skiing / snowboarding holiday in New Zealand and decided on Queenstown as our destination. We flu to...

  • Queensland Skier (20th October 2008)

    The Stash at the Remarks is unbelievably fun! I couldn't get enough of it but i did manage to drag myself away...

  • downunder (9th June 2007)

    The Remarkables ski area is a forty five minute drive from Queenstown in New Zealand's South Island. Be warned, the access road...

  • anonymous_user (2nd August 2005)

    I felt it time to review another mountain from my 2005 New Zealand Snowboarding Trip.traveling the 18km bust trip from Queenstown up...

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