- ABOUT THE SPOT
Snow Kiting in The Remarkables, Queenstown, Otago New Zealand
The town is surrounded by Lake Wakatipu and the awe-inspiring Southern Alps, with spectacular mountains such as the Remarkables, Cecil Peak and Ben Lomond. Queenstown and the surrounding area was the setting for the legendary films Lord of the Rings and X-Men Origins. Despite the mountainous landscape, the climate is considered to be oceanic, with warm summers and temperatures that can reach up to 30°C/86°F, and cold winters with frequent snowfalls.
For the snow kiting lovers, the Remarkables is one of the best places to visit. It is one of the biggest ski resorts near Queenstown, within 45 min drive to the Southwest. The site is open from late June to October and offers a great variety of facilities. Snow kiting is not permitted within the resort, but you can kite in the wider area outside the ski field, as well as in the Wye Valley accessible from Alta Chair. Enjoy the breathtaking alpine view!
Note: The terrain is addressed to advanced and expert snow kiters.