Why Queenstown is a popular Ski Town – Adventure and Festivities Entwine

Queenstown, New Zealand, is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world. Its nickname, “Adventure Capital of the World” is a testament to all this amazing town has to offer.

Queenstown is located in the southwest of the South Island on the picturesque Lake Wakatipu. Given its immense popularity, there are a variety of options to choose from when it comes to comfortable lodging in Queenstown. Apartment accommodation is preferred by those travelling in groups with many opting for the comforts and amenities offered by Oaks Shores.

The amazing mountains that surround the town, The Remarkables, Walter Peak, Cecil Peak, Queenstown Hill and Ben Lomond, have all helped Queenstown cement its place as a world renowned ski town. Queenstown is home to four ski areas and a vibrant skiing culture that is sure to leave a lasting memory.

The diverse landscapes allow travellers the flexibility of picking from beginners’ slopes to very advanced terrains, depending on their skill levels. The southern hemisphere ski season welcomes you to indulge in skiing or snowboarding activities from June to October. The four ski areas are home to unmatched alpine sceneries and wide open, treeless spaces for the ultimate ski experience.

When booking your passes, you can make your pick from day-passes, ski area-specific passes and seasonal passes that grant you unlimited access to all the ski areas in Queenstown. Besides skiing, one can also partake in guided snow shoe walks, night skiing and helicopter rides to explore untouched terrains from up above.

Tranquil surroundings apart, Queenstown is a town that’s abuzz with festivity and a plethora of activities to keep you and your family or friends busy. And did you know, most part of the Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed right here in Queenstown?

Remember, “I had such a boring time in Queenstown” said no one ever.