What does Queenstown have to offer?

Queenstown, sits on the shores of the South Island’s Lake Wakatipu, set against the dramatic Southern Alps. Renowned for adventure sports. As well as being a stone’s throw away from the resorts you will be training at, there is also a plethora of high adrenaline activities to do such as bungee jumping and white water rafting.

Queenstown is home to New Zealand’s best ski fields. Offering one of the longest seasons in the Southern Hemisphere, with four ski areas within easy access, quality snow and terrain for all levels of skier and snowboarder!  Queenstown welcomes skiers and snowboarders from June to October, with an average seasonal snowfall of 2 metres.

Queenstown – Mountain

Queenstown is the adventure capital of the world. Right in the heart of New Zealand’s South Island and surrounded by snow-capped mountains, here you have access to two of the best ski resorts in the southern hemisphere, Coronet Peak and The Remarkables. Both resorts are stunningly beautiful places to ski or snowboard!

The New Zealand ski season runs from late June to early October. Winter Sports ski and snowboard instructor programmes in Queenstown allow you to train and qualify through the European summer, ready to work the following European winter in Europe or Canada.

If you want to experience the joy of skiing or snowboarding New Zealand style, or can’t wait a whole summer without a snow fix, Queenstown is waiting for you.

Queenstown – Two Resorts

Choose from two amazing resorts to train at. Training covers all-mountain terrain and conditions. Coronet Peak is renowned for groomed intermediate runs and its roller-coaster terrain. The Remarkable’s has more expert terrain and is the go-to resort for thrill-seekers. ‘The Stash’ is a world-famous thrill-filled gully where you can shred, jib, and ride the walls to your heart’s content.


As we said before, Queenstown is the adventure capital of the world. There is a lot to describe, so we thought we would post a link to it so you can create a bucket list and dream what to tick off in Queenstown!

Queenstown – Things to do

Queenstown – Snow School

Winter Sports NZSIA and SBINZ instructor courses are a fantastic way to train and qualify during the European summer in time to get a job in the European winter season. Highly respected NZSIA examiners provide training and unique insights into the governing body and support students through training weeks to the exams.

Training programmes fit conveniently with the summer break of many universities and colleges and are perfect options for those looking for a ‘mini gap year’.


Snow School

Location Statistics

Resort Height: 310m
Highest summit: 1,943m
Winter season: 367 cms
Bowls: 3
Terrain park: 5
Trials at this resort
KM Longest run
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40 %

“Thank you Rik”

Mary – 7 Dec 2020

“Thankyou Winter Sports!, they has been incredibly helpful answering my very long list of questions prior to my son’s booking for next season in New Zealand. I can’t thank them enough.”

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