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Guided Ski Day Options with Local Ski Bums

A guided ski day with real locals, whose passion is these mountains, to help you find the perfect place for a coffee or lunch stop, secret runs away from the crowds and the best apres ski stop.

Join a small group for a day (or a few days) getting the inside knowledge on skiing the Queenstown region and beyond with a local. For intermediate to advanced skiers, get the low down on the best runs, the best coffee stops, and an aprés ski drink or “pizza and pinot” lunch included. Our Siamo Ski Bums are absolute locals chosen for their passion for the region and will not only show you their favourite ski runs on and off piste but will regale you with stories from Maori to more recent history about the region.

Choose between a days skiing at Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, Cardrona or a road trip to Ohau. All days include pick and drop off at your hotel or apartment.

Guided Ski Day Options with Local Ski Bums Itinerary

7:00am - 8:15am: Accommodation Pickup

Depending on where we are skiing today you will be picked up at your accommodation at between seven and eighty-fifteen am (Ohau to Coronet Peak respectively).

9:00 - 9:30am: On snow

We aim to be on snow for somewhere around 9:30am depending on how you feel, if you need a coffee to kick start the day, how hard it was to squeeze those boots on or whether you just want to get out there and smash the early morning corduroy. We take it as fast or as slow as you want - there is no hurry; unless of course there is loads of new powder and then the old saying "there's no friends on a powder day" absolutely applies.

We will ski through to around 3pm'ish or until you say enough is enough. Again there is no pressure or hurry. If you are loving it then we will push it till 4pm; or if the legs are screaming we can head for an aprés ski drink early. During the day the group make the calls - coffee break, afternoon tea (or a beer) and an hour for lunch.

3:00 - 5:00pm: Locals know where the best aprés ski is

For most of us the most important part of a ski day is the aprés ski beer. Your local guide will whisk you off for the best recovery spot close to your days skiing - whether that be the historic Cardrona tavern, the Ohau lodge or a Queenstown favourite. Depending on where we are skiing you will be returned to your accommodation between 5:00pm and 7:30pm (Coronet Peak and Ohau respectively).

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