Queenstown, New Zealand

Get snow all summer long, in beautiful New Zealand

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. This is a stunningly beautiful place to ski or board!

The New Zealand ski season runs from late June to early October. Our ski and snowboard instructor programmes are designed for you to train through the English summer and be qualified and ready to work the following European winter.

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

Ski seasons, NZ style

Our training programmes take place in the ski resorts of Coronet Peak and The Remarkables just a short drive away from Queenstown where your accommodation will be.

Coronet Peak is renowned for its groomed intermediate runs and its roller coaster terrain. In the back bowls you will find chutes, steeps and endless moguls not forgetting the three freestyle trails and the evening sessions where you can ‘park in the dark’.

The Remarkables has more expert terrain than Coronet Peak. Check out ‘The Stash’ , a thrill filled gully where you can ride jibs, walls, and pads to your heart’s content.

Summer ski instructor programmes

Our instructor courses in New Zealand are designed to fit around university obligations. Finish your exams, get your results and be on the slopes for summer training. Once qualified our staff are happy to advise you on where and how you can start looking for a job for the winter.


Queenstown is a short drive from the snow and an amazing town in which to stay for your 10 week adventure. It’s famous for its year-round alpine appeal, world-class ski fields and a vast array of outdoor activities and watersports.

Queenstown is located in the heart of the South Island. It’s nestled on the shores of the stunningly clear Lake Wakatipu, with breath-taking views of the surrounding mountains.

With accommodation in Queenstown, you have an amazing choice of places to go and things to do, both at night, and on your days off (if you want one). The town centre is vibrant and young with many bars, cafes, restaurants and clubs.

On your bucket list whilst in Queenstown must be the bungy jump, or you could try sky diving. In the town itself you can visit the cinema, the fear factory or play Xtreme Indoor Reball. If its dangerous and exciting you will find it here.

If you don’t feel that energetic at a weekend then why not enjoy the beautiful Kiwi surroundings by taking a walk around the lake or climb Queenstown Hill for the views. You may find you won’t want to leave.


The Pinewood Lodge is located in a quiet and scenic part of Queenstown  within walking distance of the town centre, supermarkets, bars and lake.

The accommodation at the Pinewood Lodge is set amongst three acres of peaceful alpine scenery. There are a mix of houses and units all featuring their own lounge, fully fitted kitchen and bathroom.

The Pinewood is recommended for long term stays in Queenstown and is locally owned and managed so you will experience the true Kiwi welcome.

The Stats

Resort height:  310m
Highest summit: 1943m
Winter season: mid June to early October
Annual snowfall: 367cm
Average temperature: 4ºC – 8ºC
Sun average: 4hrs per day

Highest lift: 1943m
No. of lifts: 10
1 high speed six man chair lifts, 5 quad chair lifts, 3 surface lifts, 1 T-bar

Mountain restaurants: 7
Snow making: Yes
Skiable vertical: 357m
Bowls: 3
Terrain park:5 – The Stash,  4 terrain park

Coronet Peak – Early and late closing for first tracks and night skiing

Terrain type

No. of trails
0 ac
Skiable area
100 km
Longest run

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