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3 Day Queenstown Skiing Ultimate Getaway

The perfect best of Queenstown package: ski Queenstown's premier slopes and with a fine dining experience to match!

This is a great package for those wanting the complete escape for a long weekend or mid week getaway with two full days skiing and one day which we like to call the 'perfect day' - loads of eating, equal amounts of fine wine and a little skiing to top it off. Add to these a luxury hot pool with a glass of bubbles to soak away the days exertions, a trip to your Siamo Local's favourite aprés ski watering hole, a relaxed pizza and Pinot Noir lunch, the perfect day fine dining frenzy and you have the 'Best Of Queenstown'.

Your Siamo Local will spend the days giving you the inside knowledge of Coronet Peak and the Remarkables including their favourite runs (on and off piste), the best spots for a coffee, their local's guide to eating, drinking, partying, shopping (and sleeping) in Queenstown plus their in-depth knowledge of the Wakatipu from the early Maori settlers to more recent history about the region.

Come as a romantic couple, a family or a group of friends and leave Queenstown simultaneously restored and exhausted.

3 Day Queenstown Skiing Ultimate Getaway Itinerary

Day 1: Ski Coronet Peak

Your Siamo Local will pick you up around 8am ready for your first guided ski day. The aim is to be skiing around 9:00 to 9:30am but you get to call the shots. You might need an extra coffee to get going, those boots might need an extra shove to get on, or you might want to hit the slopes as soon as the lifts open to make the most of your day!!!

During the day you and the group calls the coffee breaks (or beer or bubbles), and how hard or fast we ski. Your Siamo Local knows these slopes better than the backs of their hand and will introduce you to a world of runs on and off piste to meet the groups ability. Even for the most advanced skiers we'll find something to challenge you. As well as regular coffees we will stop for an hour lunch break of fabulous pizza and local Pinot Noir when you're ready.

The afternoon skiing usually wraps up in between 3 and 3:30pm depending on the group, often with a cheeky beer in the base building before it is down the hill for a one-hour luxury soak in a private Onsen Hot Pool. Look out over the Shotover River from your secluded sanctuary enjoying a glass of local Gibbston Valley Bubbles, and Kiwi chocolate and ice-cream! You will get dropped back to your accommodation in time for a freshen up before you hit the town (or the bed)!

Day 2: Ski Remarkables

Rise and shine for a pickup around 7:30am to head up for a guided days skiing with your Siamo local. Your Siamo guide will have your skis already as they take them home each night and tune them up ready for the day. The Remarkables has so much variety for all levels of skiers from long easy wide runs to some quite challenging faces. For those who might want to hike up on to a ridge line or into the chutes there is some exceptional off-piste skiing that your guide can introduce you to. Same as yesterday we will look to ski anywhere from about 9am till 3:30pm depending on everyones legs, hangovers, how badly they want that aprés ski drink or all of the above!!!

Although lunch is not included today your Siamo Local will whisk you off after skiing to their favourite aprés ski bar for a drink and refuel. If you can drag yourself away from that your evening is free to bogey late into the Queenstown night or try some of the fine dining restaurants around town. Your guide can help you book the right one for you.

Day 3: The Perfect Day

This is one of our absolutely favourite days ever. We meet early for a fantastic breakfast at the Bespoke Kitchen in Queenstown - voted New Zealand's best cafe in 2016!! From there we plan the day's skiing with the group - will it be the Remarkables again or Coronet Peak. It's your choice and your Siamo Local will have at least a few more secret runs up his sleeve that you might not have yet done!

If you don't want to ski that is all good too - spend the day wandering around Queenstown, or take the Earnslaw across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak, or are you crazy enough to take part in some of Queenstown's epic adrenalin activities like Bungy Jumping, Jet Boating, Paragliding, or a Canyon Swing. Your Siamo Local can organise any of these for you at our preferred Siamo rates.

We don't plan to ski all day today and by 1pm we are off the mountain and heading to the well-renowned Amisfield Vineyard and Restaurant for a sumptuous degustation long lunch with accompanying local wines. There is no hurry as we meander into the late afternoon taking breaks between courses for a walk between the vines or a game of pétanque. We aim to be back at your accommodation around 4:30 - 5pm and for those who are catching the last flights out of Queenstown (for dreaded work tomorrow morning) we can deliver you to the airport with just a little time to spare.

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