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Planning a ski trip to The Remarkables? Browse our collection of visitor-generated reviews that rank the mountain and ski town on a scale of one to five stars in the following categories: Overall Rating, All-Mountain Terrain, Nightlife, Terrain Park and Family Friendly. See how The Remarkables stacks up to others in terms of skiing and après, and read up on pros, cons and comments from fellow skiers and snowboarders. Don't forget to submit your own The Remarkables review! Scroll to the bottom of this page to let other travelers know about your ski area experience.

by: anonymous_user - 2nd August 2005

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I felt it time to review another mountain from my 2005 New Zealand Snowboarding Trip.traveling the 18km bust trip from Queenstown up a tight narrow gravel road is an experience on its own. Having mainly snowboarded in Switzerland, the traveling up through grass and rocks with not much snow insight was different.If your not scared of height then I suggest you try and get a seat which is on the out side of the mountain not close to the mountain face. This way you get a good view of what below you. On most of the track I would say it would be a tight fit too squeeze and two busses going in different directions.Anyway once you finally get to the top you just pop up into a car park and there it is, Snow. All the way up the gravel track you think to your self is it every going to come, and there it is.So lets get down to the important stuff.When I was there, there was enough snow but there could have been more. You start of by taking what I call a baby lift, up to the first little hill. This a green run, but as long as you break away and head right to the next chair lift, you get up to some more exciting runs.What I found was great at all the Mountains I boarded at in New Zealand were the set ups for snowboarders and skiers that liked jumps & rails etc... The Remarkables was no exception.I was lucky enough to be there at the same time there were some pro's. Some of the things these guys were doing of the well prepared and built jumps was amazing.Another terrific part about the Remarkables is up where the sort of snow park was they played music. It seems easier to move when something is playing.There as another run which you got to from the Car Park or restaurant, but the snow was melting quite fast over there so I only did it a few times. The few times I did do it though, I thought it was fantastic.There was something for everyone, if you were a novice snowboarder that wanted to try your hand at a snow park, they had a special novice snow park created. That I personally feel was a great touch, cause you offen wounder how with out putting your self through heaps of pain you are going to learn how to do some of these tricks you see.I would suggest any one novice to advanced check out The Remarkables if you are in New Zealand. I know I will definately be going there again.

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  • Brad Dogger (15th July 2018)

    The remarkables and coronet peak are the same company. We paid over 300 for boarding and hire. We were advised to purchased...

  • mancity (21st July 2009)

    We found Remarkables to be a good spot for all levels of Skiers / Snowboarders. The lifts weren't as busy as at...

  • Chris Miller (19th July 2009)

    We decided to have a skiing / snowboarding holiday in New Zealand and decided on Queenstown as our destination. We flu to...

  • Queensland Skier (20th October 2008)

    The Stash at the Remarks is unbelievably fun! I couldn't get enough of it but i did manage to drag myself away...

  • downunder (9th June 2007)

    The Remarkables ski area is a forty five minute drive from Queenstown in New Zealand's South Island. Be warned, the access road...

  • anonymous_user (2nd August 2005)

    I felt it time to review another mountain from my 2005 New Zealand Snowboarding Trip.traveling the 18km bust trip from Queenstown up...

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