UQ Ski is thrilled to present yet another phenomenal snow escapade in the breathtakingly beautiful Queenstown, New Zealand. This isn’t just any ski trip; it’s a grand 9-day adventure that promises to be the most unforgettable experience of your lifetime!
Imagine soaring down the pristine slopes of Queenstown’s majestic alps by day, feeling the exhilarating rush as you ski or board through the crisp, white snow. And as the sun sets, prepare for nights filled with vibrant festivities.
Join 50 of UQ Ski’s most enthusiastic members for grand evenings out, where the energy and excitement never wane.
This trip is a perfect amalgamation of thrilling daytime activities and exhilarating nocturnal celebrations. It’s an opportunity to make memories that will last a lifetime, surrounded by stunning landscapes and the best of company.
So, why delay? Book your spot now!
Please ensure you arrive at Brisbane Airport by 7:30 am to check in for your flight. Our flight today is with Air New Zealand, including a brief layover in Auckland. Our flight details are as follows: NZ 144 departing on Thursday, 11th July from Brisbane to Auckland at 9:50 am, arriving at 3:00 pm. The connecting flight, NZ 625, departs Auckland for Queenstown at 5:45 pm, arriving at 7:40 pm.
Upon our arrival in New Zealand at 7:40 pm, a private transfer will be arranged to take us directly to our accommodation at Pinewood Lodge.
Nestled amidst towering mountains and perched on the edge of the crystal-clear Lake Wakatipu, today offers you the perfect opportunity to explore the wonders of Queenstown. Why not venture on the gondola and indulge in the exhilarating luge, or seek an adrenaline-filled experience with the Nevis Bungy?
Seize the day to its fullest before our ski escapade kicks off.
Ensure you set aside some time this evening to pick up your ski hire and lift pass.
Our day commences with a private bus collection at 8 am, destined for Cardrona. Cardrona is nestled along the Crown Range Road, an undulating and mountainous path that meanders between Queenstown and Wanaka. This area is celebrated for its picturesque landscapes, featuring rolling hills and sweeping valleys that provide a stunning backdrop for our journey.
Cardrona itself is renowned for its charming alpine resort, a haven for skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts. The resort is distinguished by its wide, well-groomed slopes, suitable for all skill levels, and its advanced terrain parks that attract freestyle skiers and snowboarders from around the globe.
Today, we head to Coronet Peak, with world-class facilities, rollercoaster terrain and is Queenstown’s closest ski field. Includes private transfer to the Mountain.
This is your chance to explore the action packed town of Queenstown. On this day, we also have an optional Milford Sound trip.
We’re returning to Cardrona, so ensure you’re up and prepared for the transfer. Our bus is scheduled to depart promptly at 8 am. Please be on time to ensure a smooth start to our day.
We’re heading to back to The Remarkables today. Includes private transfer to/from the Mountain.
Following an action-packed trip filled with both new and familiar friends, the time has come for us to commence our journey back home. Our return itinerary is as follows: Flight NZ 616, departing on Saturday, 20th July, from Queenstown to Auckland at 11:55 am, arriving at 1:45 pm. This will be followed by Flight NZ 147, departing Auckland for Brisbane at 4:10 pm and arriving at 6:05 pm.
Pinewood Lodge is just a 7-minute walk from the town and nearby the Queenstown Gondolas.
For your convenience, barbecue facilities are provided in the lovely garden area, and there are mountain bicycle trails within 100m of the property. The property also offers ski storage and a guest laundry.
All rooms are heated, and have access to a shared lounge area. Best of all, we have our own apartment block just for our use!
Health & Wellness Facilities
Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Buyers should be aware that the initial deposit of $389 for this trip is a non-refundable deposit (besides as indicated below), any payments a customer has made after this is fully refundable upon request of cancellation and incurs no cancellation fee. In this event please contact the UQ Ski through our email or Facebook page as we can and have in the past, offered other solutions to club trippers.
In the event of a trip cancellation due to COVID-19 restrictions, all receipt holders will be given a full refund less a $100 fee (includes a $25 fee from NZ Ski and any further incurred non-refundable expenses such as merch).
COVID-19 restrictions include the trip’s own travel restrictions, Brisbane lockdown, Queenstown lockdown and the condition of quarantine that affects further travel plans. This does not include personal quarantine due to prior travel/restrictions, travel restriction outside of Brisbane/Queenstown, self-isolation due to Covid-illness or Covid testing; such personal circumstances that do not affect the viability of the trip are not covered by our Covid refund guarantee.